Uruguay Can Become the First Legal Marijuana Country

Uruguay Can Become the First Legal Marijuana Country

A bill legally regulating marijuana was approved by the House of Representatives of Uruguay. Fifty members voted for the bill, while forty six did not support it.

To become the first country in the world, which legally produce, distribute and sale cannabis the bill must be approved by the Senate.

President Jose Mujica initiated the proposal of cannabis legalization last June. The proposal was included into 15-measure package targeted at fighting crime and public insecurity.

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in New Hampshire

Medical marijuana is now available all across New England. Maggie Hassan, the Governor of New Hampshire, signed bill legalizing medical marijuana into law.

Italian MS Patients Can Use Sativex (Marijuana Based Medicine)

Italian MS Patients Can Use Sativex (Marijuana Based Medicine)

According to GW Pharmaceuticals plc, biopharmaceutical company dealing with medicines based on its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, Sativex is now available in Italy.

France Approves Cannabis-based Medicines

France Approves Cannabis-based Medicines

According to Marison Touraine, Social Affairs and Health Minister of France, Public Health Code now allows marijuana-based medicines.

Marijuana Decriminalization in Vermont

Marijuana Decriminalization in Vermont

Vermont residents will not be arrested for small amount marijuana possession starting July 1, as a bill canceling criminal penalties for marijuana possession comes into effect. Vermont will be the 17th state where possession of small amount of marijuana is decriminalized.

Oregon Legislators Approve Measures Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Oregon Legislators Approve Measures Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Oregon House and Senate finally approved Senate Bill 40 and Senate Bill 82 according to which penalties for marijuana possession will be reduced.

Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

Medical marijuana treatment is now available for Maine residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. They are allowed to use medical marijuana if their physician recommends it.

Florida Medical Marijuana Issue Could Be Placed on the 2014 Ballot

Florida Medical Marijuana Issue Could Be Placed on the 2014 Ballot

Senate Bill 1250, the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, officially died May 3 at the Health Policy Committee without receiving a hearing by lawmakers. Now John Morgan, Orlando attorney, helps activists to organize a signature campaign to place the issue on the ballot in 2014, when the voters will elect a governor, Congress members and state legislators.

Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

This Tuesday the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House reached the compromise concerning legalization of medical marijuana in New Hampshire.

61% of New Jersey Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

61% of New Jersey Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

According to the poll conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Drug Policy Alliance, 61% of New Jersey residents support marijuana decriminalization and 59% favor taxing, regulating and legalizing cannabis.