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Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Canada is second nation to legalize marijuana

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018

Canada’s federal Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, went into effect on Wednesday, Oct. 17, effectively legalizing marijuana for recreational use throughout the nation. The only other country to have passed similar legislation is Uruguay, where recreational marijuana has been legal since Dec. 2013. On...

Getting to the root: When it comes to kratom, the legal opioid substitute, the benefits outweigh the costs

Getting to the root: When it comes to kratom, the legal opioid substitute, the benefits outweigh the costs

Molly O'Mera, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

In 2018, America finds itself in the unique position of a state-by-state cannabis prohibition while also fighting one of the largest drug crises in the country's history - the opioid epidemic. A new, breakout drug in the market could become a key player in both sides of the conversation for drug reform. Kratom,...

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks before the House-Senate Joint Criminal Reform Committee in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Emanuel asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. Looking on at right is Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson)

The Associated Press

September 23, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for small...

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