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Irish Citizens, Lawmakers Call For Increased Access to Medical Cannabis

On February 4, 1843, Irish doctor Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy published a study for the Provincial Medical Journal after having spent eight years in Calcutta working as an assistant surgeon for the East India Company. During his time in India, O’Shaughnessy discovered cannabis and was left in awe of the plant’s incredible healing powers. Doctor […]

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Dutch weed experiment

Dutch Weed Experiment: The Ongoing Fight To Regulate Famed Coffee Shops

When the Government of the Netherlands announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee shops, the cannabis industry cautiously welcomed the idea. After more than two decades of increasing repression and criminalization, it seemed the Dutch government had finally turned the page and was taking […]

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Washington State Announces Plan To Pardon Misdemeanor Cannabis Offenses

Washington state is taking a much-needed step toward cannabis justice. Governor Jay Inslee on Friday announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative, a plan to pardon thousands of misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions throughout the state. According to Inslee’s official governor website: The initiative will provide an expedited process to grant pardons to people with a single misdemeanor […]

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New York cannabis

This Is What Legal Cannabis In New York State Could Look Like

Despite being at the helm of a relatively progressive state with a large population and an even larger marijuana black market, recently re-elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo remained steadfast in opposing recreational cannabis — until he was challenged directly by a rival candidate in the 2018 primary. The marked flip in Cuomo’s progressivism crested […]

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