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Over 60 Italian Lawmakers Sign Motion to Legalize Cannabis

Over 60 members of Italy’s Parliament have signed a motion to legalize recreational cannabis. “It is a bipartisan proposition from members of the parliament of different political backgrounds.” says Senator Benedetto Della Vedova, a Parliamentary undersecretary in the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. “This shows that even in Italy a pragmatic approach, based on a …

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DEA Approves Study of Ecstasy for Anxiety Associated with Life-Threatening Illness

The Drug Enforcement Adminsitration (DEA) has approved a study of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of anxiety associated with terminal illnesses. “On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration approved the Schedule I license for Phil Wolfson, M.D., the Principal Investigator for our upcoming study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness”, …

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Past Cannabis Convictions Can Be Erased

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that those convicted of past cannabis possession misdemeanors can have the charges erased from their record because the state decriminalized the substance in 2011. The ruling was unanimous, 7 to 0. The court ruled in favor of Nicholas Menditto, overturning the ruling of a state Appellate Court which decided …

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North Dakota Senate Passes Bill to Explicitly Legalize Hemp, Heads to Governor

North Dakota’s full Senate has voted 46 to 1 to legalize hemp through the passage of House Bill 1436. The proposal has already been approved with an 87 to 5 vote by the state’s House of Representatives, meaning it’s been sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s for consideration. Governor Dalrymple has the option of passing the measure …

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New Mexico Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis

New Mexico’s full Senate has passed Senate Bill 383, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession. The vote was 21 to 20. If approved into law, the proposed legislation would make the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the possession of any drug paraphernalia, a penalty with a fine of $50 rather than …

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