Cannabis News Box

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Not so long ago, on February 27, a law that could potentially legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation in Lebanon was approved by the country's parliamentary committee. Lawmakers are optimistic that legalization could bolster Lebanon's damaged economy; the country is currently battling a debt crisis, fisca...

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Mexico is stepping into green territory, as it prepares to legalize cannabis and hemp; the Mexican Senate is reviewing the North American country's most recent cannabis legalization initiative, which has already gained approval from the body’s commissions on health, justice and legislative studies...

Increasing number of EU-GMP certifications being awarded to Canadian cannabis companies

Increasing number of EU-GMP certifications being awarded to Canadian cannabis companies

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

More Canadian cannabis companies are testing the waters in Europe's ever-growing cannabis market. The latest companies to bag EU-Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification were Northern Green Canada and Eve & Co subsidiary Natural MedCo. Strathroy, Ontario-based Natural MedCo and Brampton and Ontario-b...

Peruvians buy all of the South American country’s medical cannabis supply

Peruvians buy all of the South American country’s medical cannabis supply

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 11, 2020

Just three months since Peru's medical cannabis industry launched, stock has already dried up. While this is good news in the sense that patients are lapping up the opportunity to obtain plant-derived medicinal products, it is bad news for in-need patients who may now be forced to buy from the black...

Croatia’s recreational cannabis bill awaits review

Croatia’s recreational cannabis bill awaits review

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

The people of Croatia could soon be growing their own cannabis for personal consumption. Well, that is if a lawmaker’s bill gains approval.  President of the Social Democratic Party’s Green Development Council, Mirela Holy, has introduced a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Croatia.  ...

Eastern Cape government gives the go-ahead to launch cannabis college

Eastern Cape government gives the go-ahead to launch cannabis college

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 21, 2020

A surge of "green" jobs could soon be emerging throughout Eastern Cape, South Africa. The news comes following the approval of a cannabis college by the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Approval means that construction of the educational institution can now commence. South Africa's cannabi...

15 months post-legalization, millions of Ontarians still living in “red zone” areas

15 months post-legalization, millions of Ontarians still living in “red zone” areas

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 21, 2020

Ontario might have already legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, but not everyone has access to legal bud just yet. The second-largest province in Canada, which is home to 2.8 million people, comprises numerous communities that have opted out of retail cannabis sales. In fact, approximately a...

Islamic lawmaker and pro-cannabis group want Indonesia to export cannabis

Islamic lawmaker and pro-cannabis group want Indonesia to export cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 17, 2020

Out of all the countries in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has some of the deadliest drug laws in place. In spite of this, a report by the Jakarta Post has confirmed that an Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and House of Representatives lawmakers want to legalize cannabis exports in Indonesia. ...

Patients can obtain free medical cannabis in Sicily

Patients can obtain free medical cannabis in Sicily

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 7, 2020

A report released by the Local Italy news publication on January 21 announced that medical cannabis patients in the Sicily region will now be able to procure their medicine free of charge.  The news comes after Sicilian Health Chief Ruggero Razza signed a decree to cover the cost of prescriptions; a...

Report: Thailand’s medical cannabis market won’t reach maturity until 2024

Report: Thailand’s medical cannabis market won’t reach maturity until 2024

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2020

Thailand's medical cannabis market is gaining some serious momentum. Since the Asian Kingdom legalized the plant for medical purposes in December 2018, numerous developments have been accomplished; exports have been permitted, 442 medical cannabis licenses have been issued among businesses and the first ...

Israeli government awards tender for the operation of a medical cannabis incubator

Israeli government awards tender for the operation of a medical cannabis incubator

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A hi-tech medical cannabis incubator located in Yeruham has bagged the Israeli Government Tender.  Awarded by the Israel Innovation Authority, the tender was bestowed upon OurCrowd, Perrigo and BOL Pharma.  Ourcrowd is Israel’s leading venture capital investor, whereas Perrigo is acknowledged as the l...

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