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By Payton Guidon This article originally appeared in The Independent on April 9th 2015. The US government may be starting to officially recognize medicinal benefits of marijuana, as a government-funded research group has released a report claiming that weed can kill cancer cells. The Daily Caller reported the National Institute

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This article appeared on Yahoo! April 7th 2015 Santiago (AFP) – Workers in Chile began harvesting the country’s first medical marijuana crop Tuesday, breaking new ground in cancer treatment in a nation where cannabis is outlawed as a hard drug. With the blessing of local authorities, the Daya Foundation, a

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This article originally appeared on Globe & Mail, March 23rd 2015. Hundreds of medical marijuana users in British Columbia have been told the pot they thought could help them might harm them because it’s contaminated with bacteria. Health Canada says Tilray, a Nanaimo supplier, is telling clients to stop using

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By Katy Steinmetz This article originally appeared on Times, March 9th 2015 and was updated on March 10th 2015. A bipartisan group of three Senators will introduce a bill that could end the federal ban on medical marijuana. A bipartisan group of three Senators will introduce a historic bill Tuesday

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By Amy Judd This article originally appeared in Global News on February 9th 2014. VANCOUVER – There are many neighbourhoods in Vancouver where you can’t drive down the street without seeing medical marijuana dispensaries. There are 60 of them in the city of Vancouver alone. However, under federal laws, dispensaries

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By Matt Ferner This article originally appeared on Huffington Post, February 4th 2015. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. “We have some preliminary data that for certain

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By Katell Abiven This article appeared on InterAksyon, January 31st 2015 MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — After Uruguay first moved to legalize marijuana in 2013, the approach has taken root in Latin America with several other countries now considering a revamp of their own drug laws. “Someone has to start in South

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By Claudia Balthazar This article originally appeared on Latin Post, January 27th 2015 Uruguay won’t be the only nation with a national legal marijuana market soon. The Latin American nation may have paved the way for many others. Jamaica is in the midst of legalizing cannabis soon while 11 other

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