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Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

(CNN) Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world – and the first G7 nation – to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act,…

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6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

It’s about being balanced and informed. Exploring the upsides and downsides to cannabis. We’ve reported a ton on the benefits of cannabis and its potential in medical applications, but what about the other side of the coin? Is it fair to say cannabis comes with no downsides? When treating people and seeing positive benefits, what negative effects might also come? Marijuana has been the subject of intense debate over these last few years. Now legal in multiple states in the…

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Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Pesto With a Punch: Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future Munching treats like ‘weedish meatballs’ may soon outpace smoking, but some doctors are concerned By Chris Brown, Chris Corday, CBC News  Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016 Canada’s infatuation with getting a legal high may soon lead straight to Mary Jean Dunsdon’s Vancouver kitchen. The self-described diva of cooking with cannabis has been baking and selling intoxicating edibles for the better part of 20 years. “I’ve easily sold 700,000 to one million…

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Pot Cookbooks Moving Mainstream As Legalization Movement Grows

Pot Cookbooks Moving Mainstream As Legalization Movement Grows

Michelle Locke, The Associated Press    Published Thursday, August 28, 2014  There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb. Yes, we’re talking cannabis cuisine, a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream. “When I sell books personally at events like Seattle Hempfest and Denver County Fair, response has been huge in those states that have newly…

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Regulate antibiotics not recreational drugs, ethicist argues

Regulate antibiotics not recreational drugs, ethicist argues

CBC News       Feb 21, 2013Governments worldwide should stop wasting money on criminalizing recreational drugs and use those funds to curb antibiotic misuse, a medical ethicist suggests.Philosophy Prof. Jonny Anomaly of Duke University in Durham, N.C., called the war on drugs “unwinnable and morally dubious,” in his paper published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics.“Most of the violence and crime associated with narcotics is caused by laws that prohibit drug use, rather than drug use itself,”…

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