Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen...
Liz Warren has high hopes for pot bill [29.04.2018] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had “encouraging” conversations with Republican leadership over a bill she and Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner a...
Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses [28.04.2018] Zimbabwe has legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa...
In Lebanon, one farmer-turned-candidate is running on a pro-cannabis platform [23.04.2018] In Lebanon, on the roads of Baalbek-Hermel leading to his village of Deir al-Ahmar, Shawki Fakhri is contesting the upcoming local elections under a ...
Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies find [02.04.2018] In one study, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, used data from Medicare Part D, a government-run prescription drug program for people...
Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients [17.03.2018] In 2016 Britain harvested 95 tonnes of legally grown cannabis, twice as much as a year earlier, and more than any other country. The International Na...
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot [10.03.2018] Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange ...
From ‘skyrocketing’ demand to scepticism: one year of medical marijuana in Germany [08.03.2018] Since medical marijuana was legalized in Germany in March last year, an increasing number of patients are being prescribed the drug. But the healthca...
UK revealed to be world's biggest producer of medical cannabis [06.03.2018] The UK is the world's largest producer and exporter of legal cannabis for medical and scientific use, according to a report from the UN's Internation...
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse [04.03.2018] Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among ...
House approves production of pharmaceutical cannabis [01.03.2018] Parliament approved legislation allowing the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Greece. The new legislation sets out the rules governi...
Jamaica missing out on growing ganja industry — Golding [01.03.2018] Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding today told the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament that the cannabis sector needs full governmen...
Cannabis group discusses medical marijuana sector [22.02.2018] More than 25 persons representing cannabis growers and consumers from several communities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines met at Victoria P...
Denmark’s high hopes to become Europe’s biggest medical cannabis producer [22.02.2018] Denmark will soon become one of the largest medical cannabis producers in Europe. Since December 2017, the Laegemiddelstyrelsen medicines agency has ...
Hong Kong drug firm’s shares rise after it brings in Chinese hemp producer to explore medical uses of cannabis [22.02.2018] S hares in Hong Kong pharmaceutical company Meilleure Health International Industry Group soared by as much as 35 per cent on Thursday after it issue...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH...
Drugs policy in Germany is a mess [01.02.2018] Nationwide legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Germany came into force in March 2017. But almost a year on, patients struggle to obtain the weed th...
Canadian cannabis companies set their sights on South America [31.01.2018] Much has been made of the marijuana M&A spree afoot in Canada. Just this year alone, licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMe...
Canadian weed companies are staking their claim in Europe [30.01.2018] Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies are expanding their presence in Europe through a series of strategic acquisitions, designed to secure a f...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s...
Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature [23.01.2018] Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a bal...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised ? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad t...
Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations [21.01.2018] Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use ? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news a...
The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law [18.01.2018] The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law. That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon...
Greece set to allow medical cannabis use [14.01.2018] Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change wou...
Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament [11.01.2018] Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines, the same day parliament started to debate a dra...
Medical marijuana in ‘high’ demand with over 13,000 applications: report [10.01.2018] More and more people in Germany are applying for prescription cannabis and receiving reimbursements from their health insurance company. Ten months a...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
Canadian pot growers eye global expansion [28.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana is setting the stage to go global. The country’s emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other co...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
Legal pot: Mexico to sell space cakes, cannabis drinks and marijuana lipsticks [21.12.2017] Mexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country’s struggles with the illicit drug trade. Mexico’s...
Canadian cannabis firm licensed to produce in Denmark [19.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth said its joint venture Spectrum Cannabis has been licensed to grow pot in Denmark for sale througho...
Law on marijuana should be eased [17.12.2017] In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces i...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei...
World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling [13.12.2017] CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review of the ca...
Medical cannabis cultivation: could Germany be the next Canada or Netherlands? [14.11.2017] Despite the implementation of the legalization of medical marijuana in Germany in March, patients have been met with high prices, supply shortages an...
Greece hopes its economy can get high from medical weed [14.11.2017] Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help th...
Don't 'bank' on ganja! - Lawmaker says J'cans might be clinging to false hopes [09.11.2017] The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jama...
Luxembourg legalises medical marijuana, but it's 'not solution to everything' [09.11.2017] The Luxembourg Health Ministry led by Lydia Mutsch announced that a government bill legalising cannabis for medical use will soon come into force. Th...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu...
The green gold rush: Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race? [09.10.2017] Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent eac...
What a probable Jamaica coalition means for possible cannabis legalisation in Germany [05.10.2017] With the SPD out of the picture, Merkel will depend on two smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Green Party ( Die Grünen ) to form a gove...
Gov't urged to rethink medical ganja policy [02.10.2017] Two of the Jamaica's leading thinkers have called on the Government to rethink its policy approach towards the development of the medical ganja indus...
Legal dagga process draaaags on [29.09.2017] Businesses that want to get in on the ground floor of South Africa’s great medical marijuana revolution, or at least the legal one, are bound to find...
Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit [24.09.2017] With green in their eyes, Israeli entrepreneurs have spotted cannabis soon to be growing opportunity, and at least 700 have applied to the Israeli He...
Sri Lanka to export cannabis from first plantation [13.09.2017] Sri Lanka is to launch its first official cannabis plantation to supply the traditional medicine market and export to the United States, the health m...

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