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Argentina Legalises Medical Marijuana, and it’s FREE for p …

The Argentinean Senate passed a bill legalising medical cannabis following Congress’s approval of the move late last year Certain patients will have free access to the medication Government agencies will be allowed to grow marijuana for research purposes “The oil means that Benja is free of the medications and seizures.” – Yamila Casagrande Argentina has joined the ranks of South...
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Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana

DPA/The Local news@thelocal.de Update: The German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law on Thursday that officially makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. Patients suffering from serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, serious appetite loss or nausea from chemotherapy, will now be able to receive prescriptions from their doctors for medical marijuana. "Serio...
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World-first clinical trial of cannabis for chemotherapy pati …

World-first clinical trial of cannabis for chemotherapy patients kicks off in NSW Kate Aubusson Published: December 5, 2016 - 5:09PM Lauren Hew knows she'll be fighting cancer until it wins. The 32-year-old mother of two was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2014. After a year-and-a-half in remission the cancer came back. "It's heartbreaking, but the sad reality is this is not something...
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BBC: Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without …

Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without vote   1 December 2016    Dáil (Irish Government) has passed a bill to make cannabis available in Ireland for medicinal use. The Irish Government had said it would not oppose the legislation. It aims to legalise and regulate cannabis products used for medical purposes. People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who put the bi...
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Germany allows MS patient to grow cannabis in unprecedented …

Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) confirmed on Sunday that the patient from Mannheim, southwestern Germany, will be allowed to grow a maximum of 130 cannabis plants a year in his bathroom. The cannabis is strictly for personal use, a spokesperson said. BfArM had previously rejected requests to home-grow cannabis. There are currently more than 900 patients in Germ...
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Australia: Addiction doctor slams cannabis trials on childr …

An addiction doctor has slammed the rush to legalise medical marijuana for sick children, warning there's no evidence it is safe for young brains. "It shouldn't be used at all on children or adolescents," said Dr Philip Crowley, an addiction medicine specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital who will present his views at a medical conference on Friday.   "We now know cannabis is ...
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Questions remain as Ohio medical marijuana law takes effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio has yet to outline how exactly its new medical marijuana law will work even as it takes effect Thursday, leaving a host of unanswered questions by doctors, patients, pharmacists, police and many others. Rules for producing, prescribing and distributing cannabis to eligible patients are expected to take up to a year to craft. Ohio is the 25th state to legalize medic...
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Medicinal cannabis to be legalised in Australia from Novembe …

Medicinal cannabis will become legal, but strictly controlled from November this year, under a formal decision reached by the Therapeutic Goods Administration this week. The final decision was published on Wednesday, paving the way for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use, as the federal government works towards creating a national regulator. Clinical trials have shown moderate qua...
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Australia: Medical cannabis trial for epileptic children sho …

NSW epidiolex trial
A special scheme providing medicinal cannabis to epileptic children too sick to join the upcoming standard clinical trial in NSW has shown "promising" early signs, though doctors have warned it is not a miracle cure. About 20 severely epileptic children have so far begun receiving the cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex under the NSW Government's Compassionate Access Scheme, with the same n...
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