Canada just passed the bill to legalize recreational marijuana; now headed to Senate

Canada made history last night after passing a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, which puts Canada on track to become the first G7 country to repeal cannabis prohibition. The bill — which was introduced last April by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government — passed by more than a two-to-one margin as 200 members of parliament [...]

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

Conservative MP Peter Kent of Ontario referred to the bill as a “wacky campaign promise” The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis Tuesday as the Liberal government presented a second reading of its Bill C-45. Marco Mendicino, Justice and Attorney General, presented the government’s report and pressed for [...]

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide by Carey Wedler (ANTIMEDIA) — A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country. Alexis Bortell developed epilepsy at the age of seven, and FDA-approved medications failed to improve her condition. [...]

The Logic of Drug Legalization

    November 15, 2017 by Jeff Berg The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization. Estimates run in the half a trillion range globally per year. By way of comparison there are only twenty or so countries with a national economy of that size. The situation is exactly [...]

Weed dealers oppose legalization by organizing protest on Parliament Hill

  (Getty Images) Listen 6:14 more stories from this episode Weed dealers oppose legalization by organizing protest on Parliament Hill Canadians react to proposed law requiring 'O Canada' to be sung before all domestic flights Annual report ranks Canada's best and worst airport luggage carousels Baby rescued from Ontario well wants to be returned Full [...]

Cannabinoids For Cancer Treatment – Journal Supports Changing Federal Schedule

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A review bemoans the federal classification of cannabis as illicit drugs, because of its potential anti-cancer benefits When cannabinoids such as those found in marijuana and hemp activate signaling pathways in cancer cells, they can stimulate a cell death, called apoptosis. This can make them a potent tumor fighter. Cannabinoids have shown strong [...]

Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows

Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease. The disease of the digestive tract afflicts 400,000 – 600,000 people in North America alone causing abdominal pain, diarrhea (which can be bloody), severe vomiting, weight loss, [...]