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The Cannabis World Congress is Held in New York

The Cannabis World Congress is Held in New York

Cannabis is a growing industry in America. The use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal under federal law. But individual states can pass a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use as long as they've set up an approved regulatory system. As a result, 25 states - half the nation - have approved cannabis-based products for medicinal use - and four, so far, have legalized it for recreational use. We get an update from the Cannabis World Congress in New York from our correspondent Samira Hussain.

Staying with cannabis - frustrated by the lack of proper funding for medical marijuana research, a group of scientists has launched a not-for-profit Institute for Research on Cannabinoids. They're looking for cash because they're worried about the amount of insufficiently researched products out there on the shelves in those 25 states where it's legal. We speak to Marcel Bonn-Miller is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsyl