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Legalizing marijuana, once a pipe dream on Capitol Hill, takes an important step forward

In early December, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. The bill sought to decriminalize marijuana nationally by removing cannabis from the federal government’s Schedule I controlled substance list. That category indicates the drug has high potential for abuse and no therapeutic value. It also includes drugs like methamphetamine and heroin.

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UNITED STATES | US House votes to decriminalise marijuana at federal level

WASHINGTON DC, Dewcember 4, 2020 - AP -The Democratic-controlled House yesterday approved a bill to decriminalise and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalising pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.

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Scientists warn of marijuana's effects on the fetus

Washington, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the debate about the effects of marijuana use, scientists today warn that its use affects the fetus in its future learning process, memory and mood.

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BARBADOS | B'dos people will decide whether to legalize marijuana

BRIDGETOWN,  Barbados, November 22, 2019 - Prime Minister Mia Mottley is adamant that any decision to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use in Barbados will have to be with the consent of the general population by way of a referendum.

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CBD: The next weapon in the war against opioid addiction?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is everywhere, with word on the street saying that it can cure everything from a bad mood to cancer. However, most of these claims are not based on scientific evidence. Animal studies suggest that CBD might be beneficial for some health indications, such as pain, inflammation, arthritis and anxiety.

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