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Cannabis for recreational use becomes available in New York.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul stated that at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, the first public sales of controlled cannabis had begun at a dispensary in Manhattan's East Village. When Housing Works Cannabis Company opened its doors for business, it made history as the first dispensary in the state to be legally permitted to sell marijuana. Hochul stated that the dispensary is run by Housing Works, a non-profit organisation that helps persons who are HIV positive, homeless, or have been incarcerated. Housing Works, …
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A terminally ill US citizen who was using cannabis for pain relief died. Authorities were notified by the hospital where he was staying.

Outrage and renewed calls to revisit the state's draconian cannabis regulations have resulted after hospital workers in Kansas called the police on a man dying of cancer who was using cannabis products to cope with his symptoms. Midway through December, two Hays police officers allegedly visited the cancer patient in the hospital to cite him for a drug infraction. The hospital staff had already confiscated the vaping equipment and cannabis substance when the police arrived. At a rally, a woman raises her …
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The 7 Possible Medical Uses of Marijuana

Hemp, or cannabis, is a plant with a rich and complex history and a sometimes contentious reputation. Because of its many applications, cannabis has spread to numerous markets and product categories, most notably the medical one. An Overview of Cannabis and Its UsesWhile the complex science of cannabis is beyond the scope of this article, we will do our best to simplify the basics: Over one hundred and twenty chemicals, or cannabinoids, make up cannabis. The two cannabinoids that have received …
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Over 50,000 Floridians have signed a petition to legalise cannabis for adult use.

More than 50,000 valid signatures have been collected in an effort to put the issue of cannabis legalisation for adults directly to voters in Florida in 2024, but the petition still has a long way to go before it is placed on the ballot. According to the Florida Division of Elections, the petition needs 891,589 valid signatures to be certified, and it also must be approved by the Supreme Court of Florida.Would make it legal for people over the age of …

Is there evidence that cannabis helps alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation?

Even though arthritis is incurable at this time, its advancement can be slowed by a number of medical interventions. Lifestyle changes and other forms of early treatment have been shown to have the most success, but what role does cannabis play in the prevention and treatment of this disease? We're going to go into arthritis, its various forms, and the potential therapeutic effects of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Why Do People Have Arthritis? Inflammation and discomfort in one or more joints …
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Spending on medical cannabis for Canadian veterans is expected to reach $200 million annually.

Statistics from the most recent fiscal year show that the federal government spent over $150 million reimbursing veterans for medical marijuana, which is more than double the amount spent just three years ago. More and more veterans are asking the government to cover the cost of cannabis, and the numbers from Veterans Affairs Canada show that they are on track to spend about $200 million this year. Experts and activists aren't exactly sure what's causing the increase, but they can agree that …
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After the city council in Texas repealed an initiative to decriminalise marijuana, activists there submitted signatures to put the issue back before voters.

Harker Heights activists have submitted what they believe are enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot that would undo a City Council decision to overturn a voter-approved marijuana legalisation effort. Playing on the Ground Texas, which supported several successful municipal decriminalisation measures that passed this year, is now condemning a request from an outgoing district attorney for an opinion from the state attorney general on a separate reform initiative that voters in San Marcos endorsed by a large …
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Patients who use medical cannabis are less likely to rely on highly addictive opioid painkillers, according to a new study.

Another study found that patients could safely reduce or stop using opioid painkillers if they had legal access to medical marijuana. The study, which was released this week and published in the scholarly journal Substance Use and Misuse, polled Florida's medical cannabis patients about their use and the impact of cannabis on their reliance on conventional pharmaceuticals. The role of medical cannabis legalization in the midst of the opioid overdose epidemic was investigated by researchers from the firm Emerald Coast Research and …
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A new poll shows that a Missouri ballot initiative to legalize marijuana is ahead, but with less than 50% support.

A new poll conducted in Missouri shows that while a majority of likely voters back a marijuana legalization initiative that will be on the ballot in November, nearly 20% of respondents are still on the fence about the issue. Emerson College Polling and The Hill found that 48% of voters support Amendment 3, while 35% are opposed and 17% are unsure. Since the state certified Legal Missouri 2022 for the ballot, polling results have been mixed. This survey, like most others, is …
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A Health Expert Panel Has Recommended That Japan Consider Legalizing Medical Cannabis.

A group appointed by Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare recommended that the country, which has laws prohibiting the use of marijuana, consider authorizing the import, production, and use of medications derived from cannabis, provided they go through the same approval process as pharmaceuticals. The committee met on Thursday, and its conclusion was that the country should do more to discourage recreational usage of the plant. While being in possession of cannabis is illegal, using it is not, and the panel …
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When Aurora Cannabis bought a successful vegetable company for $45 million Canadian, they also sold their Sky greenhouse.

Carey Squires, Aurora’s head of corporate development and strategy, said Bevo’s expanding business and profitability was key to getting the deal done. “The ability to get access to cash flow today is going to be really important for a competitive position going forward to be sustainable long term,” Squires told MJBizDaily in an interview. “The idea that we can do that with these guys, and have that incremental boost, is core to (the deal).” The executive said Aurora plans to “accelerate the plant propagation and …
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Starting next month, New York medical marijuana patients can grow their own.

Officials in New York voted on Tuesday to adopt home grow rules for medical cannabis patients, and to accept another round of conditional applications from marijuana processors and cultivators as the state continues to accept applications from people directly impacted by the drug war for the first adult-use cannabis retailer licenses. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) approved a resolution requesting the state legalize medical marijuana patients' rights to cultivate their own plants. They also approved the new hemp cannabinoid regulations and …