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The use of cannabis continues to spark debate around the world. Although some countries such as Canada and a few states in the USA have opted to legalise it, other countries still prohibit its use, as is the case in France.

After many years of scientific research, some studies have stated that cannabis has some medicinal properties. For example, they claim it can relieve chronic pain in adults, and help with the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. A number of multiple sclerosis patients have also reported improvements in the muscle spasms caused by the condition.

There is also reasonable evidence that using cannabis may help to improve quality of sleep for people with certain illnesses.

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NYC Health Dept. Concerned About Increased Marijuana Use Among Children

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State lawmakers approved the marijuana legalization bill in September, after which it was signed into law.Last April, New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and...

US Mail Ban On Vapes Takes Effect

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The vape mail ban takes effect. WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service (USPS) issued a final rule on October 21 prohibiting the mail delivery...

Costa Rica Approves Medicinal Marijuana

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The most politically stable country in Central America, Costa Rica, is on its way to legalizing medicinal marijuana. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The national...

Luxembourg To Become First European Country To Legalize Marijuana

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The first European country to legalize marijuana could be Luxembourg. LUXEMBOURG CITY — The government of Luxembourg is expected to become the first country in...

Petitions To Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma Submitted

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Campaigners in Oklahoma submitted a petition to legalize marijuana statewide. OKLAHOMA CITY — Voters in Oklahoma could vote on recreational marijuana legalization in the next...

Amazon Wants To Legalize Marijuana

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The e-commerce and technology giant announced its support for marijuana legalization across the US. WASHINGTON — Amazon Inc., the Seattle, Wash., and Arlington, Va.-headquartered e-commerce...
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Chicago Votes in Favour of Recreational Marijuana Stores Expansion

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Chicago has allowed 18 adult-use cannabis retailers so far, among the 110 statewide.The move will allow recreational marijuana stores to expand further than the...

NIDA Chief Says Drug Criminalization Is Bad News

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Drug criminalization leads to stigma. NORTH BETHESDA, M.d. — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a chief medical research agency under the U.S. federal...

Charles Koch Donates $25 Million To Legalize Marijuana

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Marijuana legalization advocates just scored a powerful new ally. He's 85 and has a net worth of $45 billion. WASHINGTON — Libertarian-leaning mega-donor and industrial...

Marijuana In Colorado: Arrests Down, Tax Monies Up

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Marijuana reform's impacts on Colorado reported. DENVER — The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and its Office of Research and Statistics released a report on...