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News: Medical dispensaries vs Recreational

As more states begin to legalize cannabis recreationally, the number of medical patients drops rapidly. Higher costs, fewer shops, and the removal of some products for ones with a wider appeal can make it difficult for patients to get the medication they have been relying on. http://bit.ly/31slU3Y

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Nevada: first US state to ban pre-employment drug testing for cannabis

Nevada made history today as the first US state to ban pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. The law will take effect on January 1st, 2020. Learn more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/nevada-marijuana-job-screening-trnd/index.html

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The Netherland’s History with Medical Marijuana

A video adaptation of “Key elements of legal environments for medical use of cannabis” that details The Netherland’s history with medical marijuana.

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A theory for a presidential candidate to de-schedule cannabis

One 2020 candidate recognizes the judicial, medical, and economic effects of cannabis prohibition and has laid out a plan to end it. Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to not only de-schedule cannabis but expunge criminal records and boost medical research while harnessing economic opportunities http://bit.ly/31iuNwM

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Producing the ‘problem’ of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in English prisons

The use of synthetic cannabinoids in English prisons is currently considered a “law, order and control” problem, with associated regulation and penalties. There is a clear and problematic disconnect between prison administrators and users. Resources for education, training and work opportunities are missing.

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Zimbabwe Prison Cannabis

The Zimbabwean government agreed to license growers who could produce marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes. Under this new agreement, a prison in Zimbabwe has applied to grow cannabis to fund its operations, and if approved, this would be the first Zimbabwean prison to do so. #Zimbabwe #prison #medicinal #cannabis http://bit.ly/2WlVBxs

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Congressional Funding Bill Protects Cannabis Banking and Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales

In DC, where cannabis is legal but retail sales are prohibited, congressional leaders released an annual spending bill that blocks federal officials from punishing banks for working with marijuana businesses. The legislation also removes a longstanding rider that prevents the city of Washington, D.C. from spending its own money to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis sales. #cannabis #market #dc http://bit.ly/2Wgfxgn

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