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Brits Open First UK Hemp Products Pharmacy

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LONDON, U.K. 16 May, 2015 — Our British friends opened the first UK hemp products pharmacy yesterday, in Twickenham, South London. “Carun” is offering a range of high-end CBD- and hemp-based health and beauty products aiming to provide customers with the “healing super-powers” of hemp. In answer to questions as ...

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Berlin Subway Janitor Finds 700 Marijuana Plants


BERLIN, GERMANY. 11 May, 2015. Story by Manfred Schwartz / Potcha. At a site where flowers are normally planted adjoining the Kottbusser Tor subway station, German police found themselves in a “weed” pulling operation on Monday after receiving a call from a railway station worker who discovered a large crop ...

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War on Drug Flops Pile Up as Columbian President Bails


BOGOTA, COLUMBIA. 11 May, 2015 — Flops keep piling up in the War on Drugs. The announcement on Saturday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos calling for an end to his country’s U.S.-backed aerial herbicide spraying delivered a body blow to the costly, ineffectual program. Crop dusters have sprayed chemicals ...

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Puerto Rico Gov. Orders Legal Medical Marijuana

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — In a surprise move, Puerto Rico’s governor signed an executive order on Sunday legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S. territory.  Lengthy controversy has surrounded the issue, with the island’s government $70 billion in debt and bogged down in a failed battle to stem an illegal drug trade. ...

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Jamaican Reform Could Curtail Police Brutality


KINGSTON, JAMAICA. 17 April, 2015 —  Decriminalization came too late for young men like Garfield Coburn, Mario Deane and Oshane Dothlyn,victims of deadly use of force by Jamaican police. An amendment to Jamaica’s Dangerous Drug Act took effect Wednesday, establishing licensing and protections for medical, scientific and religious use of ...

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Puerto Rico Senate Weighs Medical Marijuana Legalization

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. 2 April, 2014 — The Puerto Rican Senate is debating the legalization of medical marijuana and the establishment of cultivation on the Caribbean island. Advocates claim legalization will dramatically cut crime and judiciary costs. The Senate is considering decriminalizing the consumption of small amounts of the ...

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