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Ex-NFL star Ricky Williams on how cannabis use changed his mindset, helped him deal with anxiety

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But the NFL also suspended Williams multiple times for testing positive for marijuana. While the suspensions hurt Williams' reputation in football, he has become a prominent advocate for cannabis use to treat pain an...

Thailand to giveaway one million free cannabis plants to households, minister says

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The Thai government will distribute one million free cannabis plants to households across the nation in June to mark a new rule allowing people to grow cannabis at home, its health minister has said. Health Minister...

Over 40% of people using alcohol or cannabis recently drove under the influence, study finds

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More than 40% of drivers reporting alcohol and cannabis use in a national survey also reported driving under the influence of one or both of the substances, a new study found. "Alcohol and cannabis are two of the m...

Nancy Mace’s push to legalize cannabis gets support from Amazon: Time to end the ‘federal war on a plant’

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The e-commerce giant said Tuesday that it backs Mace's "comprehensive reform that speaks to the emergence of a bipartisan consensus that it is time to end the federal prohibition of cannabis." Amazon in June 2021 sta...

Thailand gives green light to growing cannabis at home

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Thailand's narcotics board on Tuesday said it would remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant. Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize marijuana in 201...

Malta to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis for recreational use

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Malta is set to become the first European Union country to legalize cannabis for recreational use. The bill is expected to be signed into effect later this week by Malta's President George Vella after legislators ap...

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

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The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in...

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace’s cannabis decriminalization bill is personal – and a matter of principle

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Speaking to Fox News about the bill, named the States Reform Act, Mace discussed her previous work on cannabis reform through the state House in South Carolina. Mace pointed to her support of the state's Compassionat...

Halloween warnings issued of cannabis products ‘impersonating’ major snack brands

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Every Halloween, police departments and officials across the country issue warnings to parents to inspect their children’s Halloween candy before letting them eat it. This year, several state attorney generals issued...

Luxembourg to become first country in Europe to legalize cannabis

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Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday. Under the new legislation, adults over 18 in Luxembourg will be a...

Italy will likely hold a referendum on decriminalizing cannabis next year

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Italy will likely decide whether or not to decriminalize cannabis in a referendum next year, after campaign groups managed to gather the required 500,000 signatures in a week. Popular referendums in Italy can be cal...

Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows

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Whether you smoke it, vape it or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack. Adults under 45 years old who consumed cannabis within the last 30 days, suffered from nea...

Dr. Kevin Sabet: Cannabis industry causing ‘huge’ environmental problems

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POLICE NO LONGER SEIZING MARIJUANA AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS KEVIN SABET: It's affecting it in a huge way. First of all, marijuana is an extremely thirsty plant. It takes extreme amounts of water indoor and outdoor. Outdo...

Calvin Johnson aims to change game with cannabis business

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"That’s football royalty, man," Johnson said in an interview with The Associated Press. "When you hear those guys’ names, you’re just like, ‘Wow.’" CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The relatively young man,...

Cannabis company files suit against Julio Jones, others

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California-based cannabis company Genetixs filed the suit earlier this month against a handful of defendants including Jones, former Atlanta Falcons player Roddy White and White's company, SLW Holdings — one of the f...

Biden’s drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows

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President Joe Biden's drug czar pick, Dr. Rahul Gupta, spent nine months last year working as an adviser to a Maryland-based cannabis company, recently released government ethics documents show. Gupta, who was form...

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