Rappler's latest stories on cannabis
While cannabis companies post higher sales during the coronavirus lockdown in Canada, they still face liquidity problems
Canadians and tourists are lining up at pot shops and flooding online cannabis retail sites to stock up on the mood-altering drug that was legalized in 2018
Now is a good time for Filipinos to finally arrive at a sound collective understanding of marijuana as a gift from the plant world
He is detained on charges of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific
Drake partners with Canadian pot giant Canopy Growth on a new cannabis venture that the rapper calls 'really exciting'
Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe seats 240 diners and is open to people aged 21 and over
Cordillera police reports show 12 teenagers have been arrested for transporting cannabis since July
Cannabis – referred here as 'green gold' – is grown legally by the Lesotho-based company Medigrow and is regulated by the government
Signing on as chief brand strategist for a cannabis company, Jay-Z is the latest celebrity to enter the weed industry
New products are not expected to hit stores before mid-December as this relatively new industry takes off slowly and adjusts to consumer tastes
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine
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(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, at the helm of a bloody crackdown on drugs, mentions marijuana as he complains about his supposedly gruelling schedule when attending international conferences
For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers
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The Cannabis Act makes Canada the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate the sale and recreational use of marijuana
The Cannabis Act, which fulfills a promise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made in the 2015 election campaign, makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug
Coca-Cola says it is is 'closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol) as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world'
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Studies indicate that seniors are the fastest growing population in America to adopt cannabis and if the trend continues, they could overtake the younger generation in terms of weed consumption.
The system is simple: to buy cannabis in a pharmacy you must be at least 18, live in Uruguay and sign up as a 'buyer' at the post office
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Under the new legislation, adults – either 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory – can legally buy, grow and consume cannabis in limited amounts
Many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, but only a handful have gone as far as legalizing its cultivation and use
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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gears up to face the Commission on Appointments, which might bring up his stand on medical marijuana
DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Comprehensive Drugs Act allows medical labs to cultivate marijuana for 'medical experiences and research purposes'
The bill on medical cannabis has a long way to go before becoming law
Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018 in time for Canada s national day on July 1
Jonathan Todd Schwartz falsely claims he used the money to illegally grow marijuana
Risks of cannabis use include the possibility of triggering a heart attack but more research is needed to understand whether and how cannabis use is associated with heart attack stroke and diabetes
Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members
The draft bill comes as many parts of the world are relaxing laws on cannabis use and medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity to ease suffering from cancer glaucoma HIV or AIDS Hepatitis C Parkinson s disease and other conditions
In 2015 Israeli doctors prescribed the herb to about 25 000 patients suffering from cancer epilepsy post traumatic stress and degenerative diseases
President Enrique Peña Nieto who personally opposes legalization decided to hold 5 public forums after the Supreme Court opened the door to recreational use of marijuana in a country beset by drug cartel violence for a decade
Allowing the cultivation of legal medicinal cannabis crops in Australia under strict controls strikes the right balance between patient access community protection and our international obligations says Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley
The website merryjane com is an online venue for information insights news and business guidance about the marijuana world
Advocates of House Bill 4477 say the issue is no longer about the medical benefits of marijuana but a question of implementation and regulation in the Philippines
Advocates say the creation of the technical working group is an important step toward the passage of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill but the Dangerous Drugs Board thinks the bill is unnecessary
Can doctors support the legalization of medical marijuana in good faith?
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill is still pending with the House committee on health more than a year after it was filed in 2014
PRESS RELEASE: This interactive exhibition debate serves to generate discourse and create awareness on House Bill No 4477 or The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act
Medical groups oppose House Bill 4477 which they say is contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well being of its citizenry
Various medical groups say that regulation of medical marijuana should be left to the Food and Drug Administration