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Medical Marijuana Regulations Bill Signed by Florida Governor, Yet Problems Remain

Getty Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott finally signed a bill that puts regulations in place for Amendment 2, the measure voters in the state approved last November; a measure that greatly expanded the state’s small medical marijuana program. The path to those regulations was a long and contentious one. And the battle is far from over. “This is a good day for sick and suffering Floridians. The signing of this law provides a framework for the future of our state’s medical marijuana system and while it is far from perfect, it will begin providing access to patients,” said...

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Canada Could See a Shortage of Legal Cannabis

Getty It’s been a little over a year since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to legalize the recreational use of cannabis nationwide. Now, they have unveiled legislation that would do so, but they are running into another potential problem – a shortage of cannabis to sell. With the growing medical marijuana industry – and the rapid growth of the patient base in the last year since the announcement about legalizing recreational marijuana – the limited suppliers are having a hard time keeping up. This could end up being a big problem for the country who hopes...

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New Poll Finds Most Americans Want Legal Marijuana Left Alone

Getty A new survey commissioned by the cannabis law reform advocacy organization Marijuana Majority and conducted by Survey USA shows that a clear majority of Americans support letting states decide their own marijuana policies, free from federal government interference. Some 76% of respondents said they want to see states that pass marijuana law reform measures left alone by the feds, while only 14% think the Trump Administration should intervene. These are numbers that are sure to be quite surprising to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That large majority holds up across all races, age groups and party affiliations, including those...

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ICCI Offers Warning To European CBD Consumers

Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin Oils with a high CBD (cannabidiol) content have enjoyed a rise in popularity in the European market lately. As long as the THC content is no higher than 0.2% in most (but sadly, not all) European member states, CBD oil is perfectly legal. Consumers are more aware of the medicinal properties of CBD and its non-psychotropic effect when ingested or inhaled. This surge in awareness and demand has created a large – and unregulated – industry. Thanks to Europe’s free market, consumers are able to buy from another EU state with ease. In Prague,...

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No, Higher Tax Rates Do Not Mean More Tax Revenue

AP There is a theory prevalent among many politicians that all you need to do to raise more tax revenue is to raise the tax rate; this theory is as old as the concept of taxation itself, and no matter how many times it is debunked there will still be a group of people in power who see the theory as common sense. After all, 20% of $100 is $20. Ten percent of $100 is only $10. And $20 > $10. So to increase revenue from $10 to $20 all you have to do is raise the tax rate...

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Prohibitionists Claim Weed Laced with Fentanyl is Now a Thing

Getty For people who have severe, chronic pain, potent opioids like fentanyl can offer quick relief. But the highly addictive painkiller can also kill the patient or cause dependence. By now, it’s no secret how deadly the opioid epidemic is. Opioids have claimed thousands of lives – if not millions at this point.  There were 33,000 overdoses in 2015 alone, according to the CDC. Many medical professionals agree – one of the best ways to heal the damage from opioids is to fully legalize cannabis. Leave it to those with a prohibitionist mindset, though, to twist these facts around...

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