Canada: Lawmakers Reconcile and Pass Historic Marijuana Legalization Legislation

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Members of the Canadian House and Senate have reconciled and given final approval to C-45, sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally possess, purchase, and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. Majorities of both chambers had previously approved slightly different versions of [...]

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Canadian Senate Signs Off On Historic Cannabis Regulation Measure

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Members of the Canadian Senate yesterday voted 56-30 in favor of Bill C-45 sweeping legislation amending the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act so that those over the age of 18 may legally possess, purchase, and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. Members of the Canadian House of Commons had overwhelmingly voted in November in [...]

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Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis

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More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription drugs in a cohort of over 2,000 Canadian patients licensed [...]

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New guideline warns pain benefits of medical cannabis overstated

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A new medical guideline suggests Canada’s family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients.

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Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

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Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Liberal Party members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back the measure, which now faces debate in the Senate. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, amends the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances [...]

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