Schoolchildren in Russian Republic of Buryatia May Face Mandatory Drug Screenings

If administrators in the Russian Republic of Buryatia get their way, students in the region may soon be required to take drug tests. The move is similar to past proposals, many of which have been quickly condemned as human rights violations. Schoolchildren Could Face Mandatory Drug Tests As reported by Russia Today, the Republic of

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Owner of Australian Smoke Shop Chain Imprisoned for Selling Synthetic Weed

Residents of Western Australia’s capital city Perth have grown accustomed to the Cloud 9 smoke shops dotting the metropolitan area. Some passersby may even remember when Cloud 9 came to national media attention after a series of shop raids in 2015 and 2016 turned up large quantities of synthetic cannabinoid products. Now, after a lengthy

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36 New Jersey Towns Have Preemptively Banned Legal Marijuana

Even before New Jersey lawmakers have completed drafting a cannabis legalization bill, 36 towns in the state have preemptively banned legal marijuana. Legislators in the Garden State are currently working on legislation that would legalize the recreational-use and sale of cannabis. Most drafts have included provisions allowing municipalities to ban marijuana businesses, and so far,

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First Legal Cannabis Plant in Oklahoma Sold to Vietnam Veteran

The growth and expansion of medical marijuana in Oklahoma hit a key milestone this week. For the first time ever, a marijuana plant has been sold legally in the Sooner State. This is an important step forward as the state continues figuring out the details of its brand new medical cannabis program. Oklahoma’s New Medical

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California Governor Signs the California Cannabis Equity Act

Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed the California Cannabis Equity Act (SB 1294) into law on Wednesday, authorizing the expenditure of $10 million in state funds to support so-called cannabis social equity programs. The programs assist members of communities most severely impacted by the War on Drugs that wish to enter California’s newly legal cannabis industry. The

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Ontario Will Treat Marijuana Smoking the Same as Cigarette Smoking

Authorities in Ontario today provided some much anticipated clarification on the province’s rules regarding cannabis retail shops and public cannabis consumption. Officials say Ontario will treat marijuana smoking the same as cigarette smoking, covering both under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. But some restrictions will still apply to cannabis only, and offenses will carry hefty fines.

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DEA Reschedules Cannabis-Derived Medicine Epidiolex

The Drug Enforcement Administration has rescheduled the cannabidiol medication Epidiolex, allowing manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals to begin selling the drug in the United States. The DEA did not, however, reschedule CBD itself nor other products made with the cannabinoid. Epidiolex is the first medication derived directly from cannabis to be approved by the Food and Drug

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Rapper Daz Dillinger Faces Felony Charges After Home Drug Bust

Delmar Drew Arnaud, better-known as the rapper Daz Dillinger, is in the Cobb County clink tonight, booked on 13 felony drug counts stemming from a police drug raid at his Georgia home on Tuesday. Daz, who is 45 years old, is facing a dozen felony drug charges for possession of a controlled substance. The thirteenth

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Dispensary Thieves in Colorado Steal Display Jars of Oregano Instead of Flower

A group of would-be thieves recently tried to snatch a stash of weed from a dispensary in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And while they succeeded in breaking into the shop and stealing a bunch of merchandise, they didn’t actually end up with what they were looking for. Instead of getting away with jars full of bud,

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Ohio’s Hocking College to Offer Cannabis Lab Technician Major

Students enrolled at Hocking College in southeast Ohio will soon have the opportunity to pursue a new major. This week, the small college of just under 3,500 students received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission to launch a new degree program in biomedical sciences. The major will prepare students for careers as cannabis lab

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