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Canada becomes second country to legalise cannabis use

Canada became the latest country to legalise the use of recreational cannabis, with the first legal purchase occurring on 17 October in Newfoundland. Medical cannabis use has been both legal and heavily regulated in Canada since 2001, but the Trudeau administration introduced the Cannabis Act to take control of the drug from criminal industry and…

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Coca-Cola exploring cannabis drinks   Drinks giant Coca-Cola has been in talks with a Canadian producer of marijuana to infuse the ingredient in their beverages. Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive constituent of cannabis, can help ease inflammation, pain and cramping. It would be the first entry of a major manufacturer of non-alcoholic drinks to enter the market….

Science

Medicinal cannabis on path for legalisation

It is now September. The long days of summer are fleeting, and autumn will soon be in our midst. While the green leaves turn into sunsets on the trees, a different type of greenery is soon to be available to purchase for “exceptional circumstances”. As of this new season, specialist doctors in the UK will…

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Mike Vinti looks at the benefits of legalising cannabis and argues that political leaders are in denial

Recently, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagard, came out in hives of praise for David Cameron and George Osborne after 2014 saw the British economy grow by 2.6%. This unexpected growth coupled with decreasing unemployment, Lagard claimed, meant that the UK should be held up as a model for Europe, a…

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