Thailand Will Soon Allow Its Citizens To Grow Cannabis At Home To Sell To The Government

Thailand is ramping up medical marijuana legalization efforts that will soon allow all Thais to cultivate six cannabis plants in their homes and sell their home-grown harvest to the government, to turn into medical marijuana. “We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely,” said recently-appointed Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, in Bangkok on Wednesday. “We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households. We are [...]

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Washington, DC’s absurd weed scene shows why the MORE Act just passed a vote

This week, the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act, to decriminalize weed at the federal level. As lawmakers in the Capitol debated this move, all around them in the District of Columbia, the herb in question was circulating widely, being “gifted” and enjoyed freely, if not for free, and perfectly legal. This contradiction between local and federal law is precisely why the MORE Act was drafted. Right now, federally, marijuana is [...]

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House committee approves landmark bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level

Key PointsThe House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Some Republican members expressed concerns that the bill went too far and that it was unlikely to be taken up in the GOP-controlled Senate.The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.The legislation, which passed 24 to 10, has [...]

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Recreational marijuana may mean changes for rural communities in Michigan

In November, Michigan voters will decide if they want to legalize recreational marijuana. Supporters say the industry that develops should be an economic boost for rural Michigan. But legalization has been a mixed bag for rural parts of Colorado. On a lonely prairie in southern Colorado, two acres of marijuana plants grow inside a pristine greenhouse. Sam Toman, chief of business development for Strawberry Fields, points to a row of marijuana plants at one of the cultivation facilities he oversees in rural Pueblo County. “We’re [...]

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