Cannabis News Box

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On Monday, January 6, Thailand's first full-time cannabis clinic – specializing in alternative and traditional plant-based therapies – opened its doors. The clinic's launch is the latest in a string of efforts made by the Thai government to expand the Southeastern Asian country's medical canna...

Medical cannabis production in Italy predicted to almost triple this year

Medical cannabis production in Italy predicted to almost triple this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 10, 2020

As much as triple the amount of medical cannabis in Italy will be domestically produced throughout 2020. This is according to the Italian Ministry of Health's recently announced plans. Based on the details of Italy's psychotropic substances quota – which includes language pertaining to medical cannabis – the ...

More cannabis stores will open their doors in Ontario next year

More cannabis stores will open their doors in Ontario next year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

As of January 2020, Ontario's cannabis consumers will have a steady supply of bud. The news comes following the Government of Ontario's amendment of cannabis regulations in the central Canadian province, where the plant was legalized along with the rest of the "Great White North" following the Cannabis A...

Canadian cannabis pioneer Canopy Growth hires Constellation Brands CFO as new CEO

Canadian cannabis pioneer Canopy Growth hires Constellation Brands CFO as new CEO

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

On Monday, December 9, Canopy Growth Corporation announced that David Klein – chief financial officer of Constellation Brands Inc. – will be taking on the role of the Canadian cannabis producer’s new chief executive. Klein will replace Mark Zekulin from January 14 onwards. Constellation Brands owns a ...

Brazil legalizes medical cannabis imports and domestic industrial hemp cultivation

Brazil legalizes medical cannabis imports and domestic industrial hemp cultivation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

A pharmaceutical regulator based in Brazil has given the go-ahead for medical cannabis products to be distributed across the South American country. Anvisa – which is essentially Brazil's version of the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – made the decision to approve guidelines that allow ...

Hong Kong has the potential to become a pioneer in Asia’s budding medical cannabis market

Hong Kong has the potential to become a pioneer in Asia’s budding medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2019

Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but – if lawmakers change their tune – the region could easily dominate the legal cannabis market that is slowly, but surely, sprouting out of Asian soil. Asia is jumping on a train headed in the direction of the "Green Rush" that is proliferating across Nort...

Israel releases transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports

Israel releases transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Transitional guidelines for medical cannabis exports have been released by Israel’s Medical Cannabis Agency (IMCA). The guidelines would permit exports on a case-by-case basis; contingent on local suppliers having ample supply to meet the growing demand for cannabis medicines in Israel. Thanks ...

Thailand is preparing to allow home cannabis cultivation for governmental use

Thailand is preparing to allow home cannabis cultivation for governmental use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Thailand’s medical cannabis laws will soon be amended to permit the cultivation of homegrown plants inside residents’ homes. All yields will be grown for one purpose only – to bulk up the government's supply of pharmaceutical-grade weed. “We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical u...

Germany sets wholesale medical cannabis price at 2.3 Euros per gram

Germany sets wholesale medical cannabis price at 2.3 Euros per gram

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Updated prices for wholesale cannabis in Germany suggest that medical cannabis companies may have to kiss goodbye to the high profit margins they previously benefited from. Approximately 650 kilograms – equivalent to 1,433 pounds – of medical cannabis in its flower form will be purchased by the Ge...

General practitioners in Western Australia will be able to prescribe medical cannabis to patients

General practitioners in Western Australia will be able to prescribe medical cannabis to patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

Major cannabis development are happening in Australia right now. Based on recent reports, medical practitioners in Western Australia will now legally be allowed to prescribe cannabis to patients, without referring them to a specialist beforehand.  This isn't the only major development happening in Australia's m...

Flaws in Malta’s cannabis rules raise concerns

Flaws in Malta’s cannabis rules raise concerns

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

Almost five years ago, a leading Maltese cannabis activist prompted the government to tidy up its drug laws; nothing has changed. David Caruana is not giving up on his quest to straighten things out, however. He says that the current law is flawed. According to Malta’s existing cannabis law, being in possessio...

Transparency relating to cross-ownership of financial interests is “inadequate,” says Canadian cannabis regulator

Transparency relating to cross-ownership of financial interests is “inadequate,” says Canadian cannabis regulator

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

Recommendations to improve Canada’s cannabis industry transparency were recently published by regulatory bodies spread across seven provinces. Growth of the industry – which blossomed in October 2018 following the passing of Bill C-45 – has caused a number of transparency issues to crop up relatio...

Global