Blunt Take: Athletic Cannabis Bans and the Big Pharma Influence

By Gregory Frye The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has kept cannabis on its list of banned substances for 2023. The list was finalized on Sept 23.   According to the Wall Street Journal, “WADA’s Prohibited List Expert Advisory Group has backed keeping a ban in place, saying that based on the scientific evidence available, the drug meets the … Read more

Health Clinicians’ Attitudes Toward Cannabis in the US.

The majority of medical clinicians and students endorse the use of cannabis as a therapeutic treatment option Nationwide survey data compiled by researchers affiliated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly seven-in-ten practicing medical professionals supported the use of medical cannabis. Those who favored its medical use of were most … Read more

U.S. Republicans move to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Grant McCool WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Monday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and eliminate legal hazards facing many cannabis-related businesses while regulating its use like alcohol. Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina, who is spear-heading … Read more

Will Colombia’s overhaul of cannabis industry rules resuscitate the promising sector?

By Matt Lamers Colombian President Ivan Duque signed a decree into law that will expand revenue opportunities for domestic cannabis businesses inside and outside the country, a move some industry sources say could resuscitate a sector that has not yet come close to meeting expectations. Duque’s decree lifts the prohibition on the export of dried medical marijuana and potentially … Read more

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