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Video: 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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Benjamin Caplan, MDVideo: 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

Benjamin Caplan, MDZimbabwe Prison Cannabis
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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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Protection for banks doing business with the cannabis industry

Bills protecting banks from federal punishment for doing business with companies in the cannabis industry are being submitted to Congress. While these bills have specific terms, they will open doors for permanent protection from punishment, which will let the industry flourish http://bit.ly/30Ya0OW

Benjamin Caplan, MDProtection for banks doing business with the cannabis industry
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Iowa governor: ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law

After vetoing legislation that would have expanded Iowa’s medical marijuana program, governor Kim Reynolds now says that she’d support ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law. Though patients using cannabis oils, creams, and pills need higher doses of cannabis to manage their pain, Reynolds told reporters, “I just felt [the bill] was too much of a jump.” http://bit.ly/2KnJwAF

Benjamin Caplan, MDIowa governor: ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law
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