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cannabis in Thailand

Will Thailand Become The First Nation In Asia To Legalize Cannabis?

While drug laws in the United States have gradually become more lenient, regulations in Southeast Asia remain on the opposite end of the spectrum. The death penalty has long been meted out for drug-related crimes in several countries on the Asian continent, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. However, the government of Thailand is contemplating […]

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midterm election results

Midterm Elections 2018: Weed Proves A Whopping Winner

On Tuesday, cannabis advocates across the USA hit the polls to vote on cannabis ballot initiatives as well as pro-pot candidates. As with any election, there were winners and there were losers — here’s a look at who strutted home victorious, and who trudged home a failure. Michigan became the first state in the Midwest […]

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cannabis investors

Cannabis Innovation, Investments And Business Soar In Canada’s Newly Legal Market

On October 17, Canada became the world’s first industrialized nation to legalize cannabis for recreational use, and only the second nation, after Uruguay, across the globe to do so. Industry experts say last month’s historic event is a forerunner of more widespread cannabis expansion to come, including in the United States, and subsequently, several other […]

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cannabis candidates

2018 Midterm Elections: Our Ultimate State-By-State Guide To The Who’s Who Of Pro-Cannabis Candidates

This year, on November 6, the US midterm elections will include cannabis legalization measures in a number of US states. Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana legalization initiatives, and North Dakota and Michigan will decide on ballot measures for adult-use cannabis. There are also plenty of US Senate seats up for grabs — […]

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global cannabis legalization

Does The UN’s Coming Review Of Cannabis Signify The Global Organization Is Finally Catching Up To The Rest Of The World?

On March 30, 1961, the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a treaty to control and regulate certain substances considered to have medicinal value, while prohibiting the use of drugs and narcotics considered harmful to society and with no medicinal value. The treaty created four schedules of controlled substances and assigned the […]

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Brett Kavanaugh

Perhaps If Brett Kavanaugh Had Been A Teenage Stoner Rather Than A Binge Drinker, He Wouldn’t Be In This Mess

The current Brett Kavanaugh fiasco reminds us of the huge chasm between alcohol and cannabis culture. What we tend to forget is that while some people drink alcohol or consume cannabis a few times a month, others get drunk or stoned to excess every day, sometimes several times per day. Those hardcore users comprise two […]

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