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European Parliament Passes Cannabis Resolution, Joins WHO In Supporting Medical Marijuana

European Parliament Passes Cannabis Resolution, Joins WHO In Supporting Medical Marijuana

Following reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending a rescheduling of cannabis and several of its key components under international drug treaties, the European Parliament voted on Wednesday on a resolution that would help advance medical cannabis in the countries that form the European Union. Read the full story here.

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