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**** GERMANY ****

“The demand for medical marijuana in Germany has skyrocketed since it was legalised in March last year, placing a greater burden on the country's health insurance providers to cover the cost of prescriptions.

A new report published by German health insurance company Techniker-Krankenkasse, or TK, and the University of Bremen found that as of February nearly 16,000 patients nationwide had applied to be reimbursed for medical marijuana costs, compared to around 1,100 before the law came into effect.”

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**** OREGON ****

“Oregon, an oversupply of cannabis has driven down its price per pound. This has led some worried growers to start moving towards hemp to keep their businesses profitable.

Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the substance that gives marijuana its powerful effect. Growing industrial hemp is legal under federal law, and the plant can be sold for use in things like cloth, food, seed and building materials.

In Oregon, the number of requests for permission to grow hemp is 20 time what is was in 2015. That makes Oregon second only to Colorado among the 19 states with active hemp farming.

The changing market comes at the same time as demand is rising for a chemical that comes from hemp. That chemical is cannabidiol, or CBD.”

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**** NEW YORK CITY ****

“Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to stop arresting people for public pot smoking — and launch a new group to officially prepare the city for the outright legalization of marijuana in New York.

De Blasio, who has long opposed making recreational pot legal, now says he thinks legalization is inevitable and is creating an official task force to get ready for the day when that happens.

De Blasios’ task force of city officials will lay the groundwork for full legalization, figuring out issues like how cops will deal with public smokers, what kind of zoning will be needed for pot dispensaries and what types of public health campaigns the city should run about marijuana.”

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**** NEW YORK CITY ****

“The district attorney’s office in Manhattan will no longer file charges against defendants in most marijuana possession and smoking cases, the office announced on Tuesday.

The move, aimed at reducing the racial disparity in marijuana prosecutions, the office said in a statement, will allow room for “limited exceptions” related to public safety, but is still expected to reduce marijuana prosecutions from about 5,000 a year to just 200. The policy change becomes effective August 1.

“The dual mission of the Manhattan DA’s Office is a safer New York and a more equal justice system,” said District Attorney Cy Vance. “The ongoing arrest and criminal prosecution of predominantly black and brown New Yorkers for smoking marijuana serves neither of these goals.”

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“Cynthia Nixon wants to legalize weed in New York, and the actress running for governor is apparently making that one of the most pressing issues of her campaign.

Already running to the left of current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Nixon said at a rally on Saturday that she wanted to make sure neighborhoods of color would get some of the first dibs at landing licenses to sell marijuana.

“If you are Black or Latino, you are 10 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than if you are white. And that’s not right,” she told the crowd, via the New York Daily News. “It will follow you for the rest of your life, that arrest, and it will make it harder for you to get a job and it will make it harder for you to get a place to live.”

In fact, she told the newspaper that what she sees as a racial justice issue should be the top priority for the state.”

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**** GEORGIA ****

“Before the gavel fell on this year’s legislative session early Friday, Georgia lawmakers OK’d an expansion to the state’s medical cannabis oil program that will add post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain as qualifying conditions.

Attention now turns to Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican in the final year of his last term. Georgia law gives Deal 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto legislation, or allow it to become law without his name.

Senators voted 38-14 in favor of widening the cannabis oil program and establishing a joint study commission to analyze medical marijuana.”

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**** NEW YORK ****

Larry Sharpe is a business consultant and veteran hailing from New York City and was a libertarian candidate for vice president in 2016. Now, he's running for New York Governor.

He believes when marijuana is decriminalized, some people who use opioids to relieve pain, will go to cannabis products which will also help farmers.

"Grow what you want to grow," Sharpe added. "I'll leave you alone. Marijuana, cannabis, [and] hemp should be like onions. Right? Grow it like onions. I'm fine with that, but now when it goes into the actual market, make it like anything else. Make it like alcohol."

He also realizes that name-recognition will be a challenge. The libertarian is up against familiar faces like Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo.

His stance on cannabis is sensible but when it comes to other issues ...SMH.

Sharpe wants to stop centralized control of OASAS, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and believes “addicts should be able to stop their own habits”.

Education reform is huge on his list too. He thinks schools should have classes from kindergarten through 10th grade as opposed to kindergarten through 12th grade.

"At 16 years old, now you can make your first decision in your life," Sharpe said. "[People will respond,] 'Well Larry, they're young!' So what? Make your error at 16, not 26.'"

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**** CANADA ****

“Sandoz Canada Inc. is partnering with B.C. cannabis company Tilray to develop and distribute medical marijuana products, signalling the first deal between a major pharmaceutical company and a Canadian cannabis producer.

The companies announced Sunday that they’ve signed a binding letter of intent to form a “strategic partnership.” This will see co-branded products, joint research and development, and Sandoz Canada’s sales team helping to get non-smokable Tilray products into pharmacies and hospitals across the country, pending regulatory approval.

Sandoz Canada is a branch of Sandoz International GmbH, the generics-focused wing of Novartis International AG, the fourth-largest pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue.”

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**** NEW JERSEY ****

“The governor doesn't yet have enough support in Trenton but with two prominent proposals now on the table, lawmakers will soon start their work on weed.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, whose plan hit the Senate in January, wants to allow adults in New Jersey to possess and use small amounts of marijuana.

His plan also calls for commercial pot growers and sellers and a government department tasked with regulating the industry.

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, last week took that plan a step further by introducing his own version of the bill.

While the basics of the two bills are similar, they diverge in several key areas.

1. You could grow weed at home:
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Of the nine states that have legalized recreational weed, plus Washington D.C., only Washington state does not allow people to grow the plant at home. New Jersey could be the next to allow it.

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If Gusciora's bill were to pass, there could be more than 400 dispensaries spread across the state.”

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**** CALIFORNIA ****

“With legalization spreading across the US, Mexican weed is still around in prohibition states, but the tables have turned.

People are smuggling California dank into Mexico, both for middle to upper class Mexicans and for American expats living in Tijuana.

It’s not just the pot that’s making its way across the border, cannabis activism is on the rise as well.”

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“Murder and violent crime found to have decreased most in states bordering Mexico as drug cartels lose business to regulation

The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research.

According to the study, Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime, when a state on the Mexican border legalised medical use of the drug, violent crime fell by 13% on average.

Some of the cannabis consumed in the US originates in Mexico, where seven major cartels control the illicit drug trade.

The study suggests that the full legalization of cannabis in Colorado and Washington will have an even stronger impact on the drug trade as large-scale cannabis production facilities are erected in these states, further threatening the position of drug cartels.”

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**** VERMONT ****

“Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational cannabis use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.

Vermont is the first state to take this step by an act of the legislature, rather than as a ballot initiative.

The law legalizes possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants and up to four immature plants by people 21 and older beginning on July 1.

It does not legalize trade in the drug.”

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