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United Nations Report Scolds Countries for Cannabis Legalization

The board that monitors the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs doesn't like it when nations ignore the treaty.

Should CBD Be Legal? The United Nations Wants Your Input

The UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs is reconsidering the classification of cannabidiol. And it wants to hear from the public.

Medical Cannabis Advocate to Talk CBD at World Health Organization

Medical marijuana advocate Raúl Elizalde will share how CBD has helped his family and others before the World Health Organization’s International Drug Scheduling Convention in Geneva, Switzerland.

FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP

The FDA just declared that 'CBD has been shown to be beneficial' in experimental use. Now the agency wants input about how the United Nations should schedule it.

What Does Australia’s Medical Cannabis Legalization Actually Mean for Patients?

You might think a simple visit to your doctor would be enough to access a range of medical cannabis options. You’d be mistaken.

Can Israel Become the Next Country to Export Medical Cannabis?

In an announcement this week, Israel's health minister said the country could begin shipping exports within two years.

U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Cannabis Advocates in Italy Down but Not Out After Disappointing UN Summit

Italy used to be a leader in drug policy in Europe, but recent conservative governments have made those efforts more difficult.

The Shake: America’s Most Famous Dispensary Wins Fight Against Feds

Harborside scores a victory, Colorado's governor has come around on cannabis, and here's what do do if your pet accidentally eats an edible.

The Shake: Kosher Cannabis for Passover, and the Lucas Bros Do a Dowd

People are still buying Mexican brickweed, Iowa wants Minnesota's cannabis, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice takes a 4/20 nap.

U.N. Hears Major Differences on Global Approach to Drug Use

The first U.N. General Assembly special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years heard major differences on the approach to drug use on its second day on Wednesday.

The Shake: 4/20 Edition

We can’t even begin to encompass all the news that’s breaking on this, the biggest and grandest and most blow-up-iest 4/20 in the history of time and the universe.

Canada Will Bring Legalization Measure in Early 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to introduce legalization legislation in the spring of 2017, the country's health minister announced on Wednesday.

The Shake: U.N. Drug Summit Begins With Fireworks, and DEA Science Stinks

Researchers in California are designing cannabis sobriety tests, D.C. lawmakers ban cannabis cafés, and New Zealand police make an oopsie.

The U.N. Already Blasted Legalization and the Conference Just Started

Werner Sipp, president of the U.N.’s International Narcotics Control Board, pooh-poohed the idea of cannabis legalization and “so-called ‘new approaches’” to drug policy.

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