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Canadian cannabis sector leaders urge feds to include them in $82B stimulus package

https://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/cannabis-act-canada-passes-103563/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2020

Cannabis industry leaders in Canada are asking the federal government to assist in restoring economic damage caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. As of April 2020, the COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus had claimed the lives of almost two million people around the world, with the disease virus infiltrating ...

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017

A new study found health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help them get medical cannabis. In the survey, which was published in Pediatrics, 85 percent of providers who were certified to provide access to medical cannabis would be willing to help children with can...

For the first time, a majority of Republicans support cannabis legalization

For the first time, a majority of Republicans support cannabis legalization

Sara Tiradossi

October 26, 2017

A majority of American Republicans say they support cannabis legalization, the highest level of public support Gallup has found in nearly 50 years. Out of the people surveyed, 51 percent of Republicans said they support legalization, up from 42 percent a year ago, and 72 percent of Democrats are in...

Anheuser-Busch heir calls for medical cannabis legalization in Missouri

Anheuser-Busch heir calls for medical cannabis legalization in Missouri

Sara Tiradossi

October 5, 2017

Adolphus Busch IV, the great-grandson of the Anheuser-Busch founder, sent out a letter Friday asking people to make monetary donations in an effort to legalize a comprehensive medical cannabis program in 2018. Busch aimed to shed light on medical cannabis legalization, that was part of the New Approach...

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 27, 2017

According to 2016 crime data released by the FBI, more people were arrested for cannabis possession than any other violent crime in the United States. Cannabis possession accounted for more than 5 percent of all arrests last year with more than one in 20 arrests involving a cannabis possession c...

Public support for cannabis at all-time high

Public support for cannabis at all-time high

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 8, 2017

An increasing number of Americans are in favor of national legalization of social and medical cannabis, while few support federal crackdowns in states which have legalized the plant for either purpose. A new Quinnipiac poll released August 3 reported 94 percent of Americans support “allowing ad...

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