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Morocco attracts thousands of tourists for its lawlessness on cannabis

Morocco attracts thousands of tourists for its lawlessness on cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 8, 2017


Filed under Global

What’s unique about this North African country is that cannabis attracts thousands of visitors every year. German tourist Beatrix, 57, made no attempt to hide the joint she was rolling at a hotel bar in the northern region of Ketama. She said she had fallen in love with the area for “the quality...

Jamaican cannabis farmers are afraid foreign investors will dominate the industry

Jamaican cannabis farmers are afraid foreign investors will dominate the industry

Sara Tiradossi

December 3, 2017


Filed under Global

Jamaica has recently legalized medical cannabis and embraced the industry for medical and scientific purposes. However, many of the country’s existing cannabis farmers are afraid they will be left out of the emerging new industry. The country’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has received over...

The number of CBD users in this country has doubled since last year

The number of CBD users in this country has doubled since last year

Sara Tiradossi

November 25, 2017


Filed under Global, News

New figures showed there are now 250,000 CBD users across the home nations, up from the 125,000 users recorded last year. Despite the uncertain legality of the drug, the Cannabis Trades Association UK reported there are around 1,000 new CBD users every month. According to Mike Harlington, chairman...

Greece wants to boost economy through cannabis homegrown cultivations

Greece wants to boost economy through cannabis homegrown cultivations

Sara Tiradossi

November 22, 2017


Filed under Global

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Alex Tsipras announced Greek doctors would be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis, making Greece the latest country in the European Union to accept the medical value of the plant. “From now on, the country is turning its page, as Greece is now included in countries...

Global cannabis market to hit $31.4 billion by 2021

Global cannabis market to hit $31.4 billion by 2021

Sara Tiradossi

November 8, 2017


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

The international market for cannabis is expected to hit $31.4 billion by 2021, according to a new gulaport from the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm based in Florida. As other countries legalize cannabis laws, the global market is projected to have a compound annual growth rate of 6...

Poland legalizes medical cannabis

Poland legalizes medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

November 7, 2017


Filed under Global

After a long and arduous battle, politician Piotr Krzysztof Liroy-Marzec passed a new legislation that allows Polish pharmacies to make cannabis-based medicine using imported ingredients. Starting Nov. 1, pharmacies in Poland will be able to treat people with cannabis for medical reasons, as long...

German parties consider coalition government, discuss sales of cannabis

German parties consider coalition government, discuss sales of cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 31, 2017


Filed under Global, Social cannabis

Germany could be the first country in the European Union to legalize social cannabis. According to a recent report on Forbes, German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party are considering a coalition government and discussing an agreement on fully legalizing cannabis and selling...

This cannabis company wants to sell social cannabis products at convenience stores

This cannabis company wants to sell social cannabis products at convenience stores

Sara Tiradossi

October 29, 2017


Filed under Global

A Canadian cannabis company wants to start a strategic alliance with a national chain of convenience stores with the aim of selling adult-use cannabis at the store’s 350 locations across Canada. Cannabis Wheaton, a cannabis company based in Vancouver, called the alliance the “first of its kind.” President...

Peru passes bill to legalize medical cannabis

Peru passes bill to legalize medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 24, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis

Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical cannabis on Thursday, by a 67 to 5 vote legislation that allows cannabis oils to be distributed for medical purposes. Legalization came as a move to improve the lives of thousands of patients looking to better their quality of life. “Science...

Another country is working on legalizing cannabis

Another country is working on legalizing cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 20, 2017


Filed under Global

New Zealand is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis. Jacinda Ardern, the country’s newly-elected prime minister, said she will work with her Cabinet for a national discussion on the matter. “During the campaign I’ve always been very vocal about the fact that I do not believe people...

Sales of Canadian cannabis edibles will be delayed, despite growing interest

Sales of Canadian cannabis edibles will be delayed, despite growing interest

Sara Tiradossi

October 18, 2017


Filed under Global, Social cannabis

In Canada, edible cannabis sales may have to wait a year after social cannabis legalization, which is set to happen in July 2018. After a vote by the Canadian House of Commons Health Committee, edible sales will be not allowed until July 2019. When social cannabis becomes legal, only dried cannabis,...

Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry struggles to recover after hurricane

Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry struggles to recover after hurricane

Sara Tiradossi

October 17, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News

Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry greatly suffered from the damages caused by Hurricane Maria, that could cost the island millions of dollars. To increase the economic activity of the island, the country legalized medical cannabis last December. But with the recent natural disaster, the...

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