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Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Delays in cannabis research licensing are plaguing Canada, as well as the United States.  Health Canada has been criticized for its sluggish approach to reviewing cannabis research licenses, with reports stating that over 250 applicants were awaiting review in July.  The green plant was lega...

Barbados may join other Caribbean countries in legalizing medical cannabis

Barbados may join other Caribbean countries in legalizing medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Could Barbados be the next Caribbean country to legalize cannabis for medical purposes? Based on recent cannabis industry news, lawmakers are contemplating the idea of legalizing medicinal-grade weed in the palm tree-speckled country.  The news comes after the Barbados House of Assembly revealed its pl...

Luxembourg is gearing up to become the first European country to completely legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is gearing up to become the first European country to completely legalize cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 29, 2019

Luxembourg is going down in history as the first country in the European Union to completely legalize cannabis. Residents of Luxembourg who are of legal age – 18 and above – will be able to purchase the plant within the next two years, says Health Minister Etienne Schneider. “The drug legis...

First ever medical cannabis pilot study kicks off in the U.K.

First ever medical cannabis pilot study kicks off in the U.K.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2019

Project TWENTY21 is set to become the United Kingdom's first national pilot study for medical cannabis. As many as 20,000 patients will be elected to enroll in the study before 2021 is up.  Drug Science announced the commencement of the U.K. cannabis study at the end of June. A letter of intent was signed between Drug Science ...

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica’s cannabis industry

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica’s cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

On July 29, Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc. announced that it would be branching out into Jamaica's cannabis industry. The company, which is based in Leamington, Ontario, has already been given the go-ahead to open a legal weed store on Peter Tosh Square. According to a press release from the compan...

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Israel is on the cusp of becoming a global pioneer in cannabis exports, but there's a spanner in the works. The country's export process, which was initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Finance back in 2016, is experiencing a slower rollout than first expected. This is because Israel’s Ministry of...

Thailand is leading the way for cannabis legalization in Asia

Thailand is leading the way for cannabis legalization in Asia

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2019

Everybody knows that Asia is a strictly no-cannabis zone, despite the fact that many a traveler will manage to seek out their stash in the tropical region. However, what most people don't know is that Thai medicine once relied heavily on the cannabis plant’s active compounds. Due to the high potency of plants that can b...

France will launch a two-year medical cannabis trial program to assess plant’s efficacy

France will launch a two-year medical cannabis trial program to assess plant’s efficacy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Later this year, a two-year medical cannabis trial program is expected to begin in France. The news comes after an important government committee submitted recommendations for the program’s commencement last September. Established in 2018 by the French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Healt...

Germany’s pensioner-dominated medical cannabis market demanded 1,650 pounds of flower in Q1 2019

Germany’s pensioner-dominated medical cannabis market demanded 1,650 pounds of flower in Q1 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

Older patients are steering Germany’s medical cannabis market, with the biggest patient group comprising residents aged between 50 and 59 years of age.  This is according to the latest data published by the German government, which also highlights swelling market demand for cannabis flower; in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), the European country’s flower imports exceeded 1,650 pounds. Considering those figur...

Italy’s interior minister is declaring an almighty war on cannabis

Italy’s interior minister is declaring an almighty war on cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini has made a pledge to shut down Italy’s "cannabis light" stores, which have posed a problem for the European country since 2016. It was during this year that hemp production became regulated countrywide. Salvini, a 46-year-old Italian politician and sel...

Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

While it may be an exciting time for cannabis reform in the U.S., officials over in Beijing don’t seem quite as pleased at the prospect of legalizing pot. Deputy director of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, Liu Yuejin, recently announced his thoughts on cannabis legalization in th...

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Canada might have blown its chance to become a global pioneer in pot production, with investors seeking out opportunities south of the border. According to CIBC World Markets analyst John Zamparo, his firm has been in discussions with investors who have indicated they're shifting their attention from Canada to the ...

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