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The New York State Medical Marijuana Producers have been announced. A press release issued by the New York State Department of Health stated that PharmaCann LLC, Empire State Health Solutions LLC, Columbia Care NY LLC, Etain, LLC, and Bloomfield Industries Inc have been awarded coveted licenses to grow and dispense

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Canada

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit involving over 40,000 people in the medical marijuana access program. Justice Michael Phelan heard the certification application in Federal Court in Halifax in June. On July 27, 2015, the Federal Court of Canada released its order and reasons granting the

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World

Australia’s first medical cannabis study for terminally ill adults is set to begin early next year in New South Wales. Premier Mike Baird announced  the intent that 30 adult hospital patients at Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital would enter the study in early 2016, after the New South Wales Government pledged

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Canada

Experts are predicting that Canadians who have been prescribed medical marijuana could one day see their insurance company footing the bill, following the introduction of new Health Canada rules that allow for the sale of cannabis oils. Health Canada announced revamped medical marijuana regulations earlier this month after the Supreme

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Fiorello Pharmaceuticals Inc.,based in New York City, announced Monday that it would fund the research into medical marijuana uses if it secures a license to provide the drug. The pharmaceutical company is competing for one of the state’s five medical marijuana licenses, and pledged Monday to provide $5 million in

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By Cyrus Sanati The five winners for New York State licenses to grow, market, and sell medical marijuana could be announced as early as Friday. The battle to win one of the five licenses for New York State’s new medical marijuana program could be over as early as this Friday,

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Following several countries around the world, including Uruguay and some states in the USA, the movement for legalization of marijuana reached India on Sunday May 10th 2015 in Bengaluru with speakers at the country’s first Medical Cannabis Conference calling for open and honest study on its ability to cure cancer

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Saturday, May 9th 2015 – The annual Global Cannabis March will take place the Cape Town CBD with an estimated 10,000 supporters. The Cannabis Conference held in South Africa on the 9th and 10th of April 2015 discussed the pros and cons of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes,

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By News From Elsewhere. This article originally appeared on the BBC, April 30th 2015. The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, set up to try to lower the cost of medical marijuana in the country. The army’s foray into cannabis production was first announced by the government in

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NewsPolicy and Legislation

By Tim Devaney This article originally appeared on The Hill, April 29th 2015. Marijuana businesses could open bank accounts under legislation unveiled in the House Wednesday. Banks are currently prohibited from doing business with marijuana dealers, even if they are licensed by their state, because they are selling a federally

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