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Lebanon could legalize billion-dollar cannabis industry to save poor economy

Lebanon could legalize billion-dollar cannabis industry to save poor economy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018


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Cannabis reform is spreading far beyond the U.S. and Canada. On Tuesday, July 17, Lebanon’s official news agency unveiled a plan proposed by Lebanon’s parliament to legalize the cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis. The plan was revealed to US Ambassador Lebanon Elizabeth Richard by Ho...

Cannabis war in Australia: Possession will be treated same as “other controlled drugs”

Cannabis war in Australia: Possession will be treated same as “other controlled drugs”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2018


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If you reside in South Australian territory and are reading this, you might want to think twice before using weed. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has announced her plans to crack down on cannabis possession in Australia; signaling the start of a cannabis war initiated by the Marshall Liberal government. ...

Canada’s cannabis industry could encourage the U.S. to do better

Canada’s cannabis industry could encourage the U.S. to do better

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News

On Thursday, June 7, the Canadian Senate passed the Cannabis Act to legalize recreational cannabis. Global attention is now closely fixated on the North American country, as it embraces cannabis reform and gears up for a market that could potentially rival the U.S. The buildup was long and intense, ...

Which countries in the world have the strictest weed laws?

Which countries in the world have the strictest weed laws?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2018


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Albeit an incredibly versatile and abundant plant, not every country appreciates cannabis quite as much as countries that are weed-friendly, such as the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands. Believe it or not, being caught with cannabis could result in being decapitated in certain countries. So, here’s...

Russia is not impressed with Canadas’s recreational cannabis law

Russia is not impressed with Canadas’s recreational cannabis law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2018


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Russia doesn’t seem to be a big fan of Canada’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Canada cannabis legalization is a “breach” of the country’s “international legal obligations.” “We expect Canada’s partners in the G-7 to respond t...

Canadian cannabis consumers are being turned away at the U.S. border

Canadian cannabis consumers are being turned away at the U.S. border

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 6, 2018


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More than 40,000 Canadians make the journey from Canada to America via the U.S. border every single day. From October 17, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will clamp down on Canadian cannabis workers and people with cannabis convictions. Concerns regarding border prohibition have been ...

UK Home Office releases cannabis oil to epileptic boy, despite cannabis being illegal

UK Home Office releases cannabis oil to epileptic boy, despite cannabis being illegal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 4, 2018


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Could medicinal cannabis soon become legal in the UK? Based on recent happenings, it is a possibility. The nation was shocked to hear about 12-year-old epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell having his medicinal cannabis oil confiscated in June. Billy and his mother Charlotte made the long journey to Cana...

Australian producers can now legally export medicinal cannabis to the world

Australian producers can now legally export medicinal cannabis to the world

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 3, 2018


Filed under Global

The Narcotic Drugs Regulations 2016 was recently tweaked under the Narcotics Drugs Amendment (Cannabis) Regulations 2018 (Cth). Based on the changes, Australian producers will be able to export medicinal cannabis products to the world. To the surprise of Australia medicinal cannabis producers, the Narcoti...

UK Government takes huge step towards legalizing cannabis for medical use

UK Government takes huge step towards legalizing cannabis for medical use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 1, 2018


Filed under Global

On June 19th, 2018, the UK government initiated a review that would set in motion a ripple of change for the nation’s cannabis industry. It was on this date that the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the launch of a review to legalize medicinal cannabis in the UK. While the UK cannabis ind...

The 2018 Cannabis Price Index reveals cannabis prices in 120 cities

The 2018 Cannabis Price Index reveals cannabis prices in 120 cities

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2018


Filed under Global

The 2018 Cannabis Price Index has released some interesting information about global cannabis prices. A total of 120 cities were included in the study, which highlighted the cost of cannabis in each city and the potential tax revenue that could be accrued from cannabis legalization. Cannabis prices diff...

Canada’s cannabis branding laws could negatively impact producers

Canada’s cannabis branding laws could negatively impact producers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Canada’s Cannabis Act includes a number of cannabis branding laws that the majority of licensed producers are not overly happy about. The country is on the brink of cannabis legalization and amidst all of the excitement, cannabis producers are voicing their concerns for the branding and advertis...

Canada’s Liberal government rejects Senate’s amendments to Cannabis Act

Canada’s Liberal government rejects Senate’s amendments to Cannabis Act

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 26, 2018


Filed under Global, News

At the beginning of June, the Senate gave the Trudeau government’s cannabis bill a stamp of approval. However, the federal Liberal government of Canada has now rejected amendments made to the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) by the Senate. Although the majority of the changes will be accepted by the Liberal government...

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