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Here is your weekly recap of weed news.

1: Croatia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Croatia became the second European nation to legalize cannabis for medical use on Thursday. The ruling came after a patient of multiple sclerosis was detained for making cannabis oil to treat himself. The new law allows doctors to prescribe up to 7.5 grams of cannabis per month to assist with a number of medical conditions.

[Full Story: MassRoots]

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2: New Hampshire Police Offer Counseling After Destroying Grower’s Plants

A Screen Capture of the Danbury Police Department's Facebook Page
A Screen Capture of the Danbury Police Department’s Facebook Page

Police in Danbury, New Hampshire posted a bizarre update on their Facebook page after destroying the plants in an unknown suspect’s illegal garden. The post offered “some counseling to get through your loss” after losing “your summers horticulture project”.

[Full Story: The Cannabist]

3: Pennsylvania House Members Recommend Legalizing Medical Marijuana

(Photo Credit: Whaxy Staff)
(Photo Credit: Whaxy Staff)

A special task force in Pennsylvania’s State House of Representatives has recommended that cannabis be legalized for medical patients. The task force convened after a previous medical legalization bill stalled in the House. The recommendations included awarding licenses for the production, processing and sale of cannabis as well as 14 medical conditions including PTSD and Epilepsy.

[Full Story: Whaxy]

4: Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Cannabis at First Debate

Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at CNN's Democratic debate (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at CNN’s Democratic debate (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

CNN hosted the first Democratic debate for the 2016 Presidential election in Las Vegas, Nevada Earlier this week. The two most popular candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were asked their thoughts on legalization of the plant. Secretary Clinton refused to take a position on recreational marijuana, while Senator Sanders maintained his anti-war on drugs rhetoric.

[Full Story: The Cannabist]

5: Colorado Sells More than $100 Million in Cannabis in August

colorado-cannabisThe Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) of Colorado’s Department of Revenue released state-wide sales figures for August 2015. The month’s sales set a new record — $100.6 million between both medical and recreational cannabis were sold. Medical sales accounted for $41.4 million, while the remaining $59.2 million was sold in recreational stores.

[Full Story: MassRoots]

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