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Cannabis legalization in Canada: 7 things you ought to know

Cannabis legalization in Canada: 7 things you ought to know

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 16, 2018


Filed under Global

On October 17, cannabis legalization in Canada will go into full effect. Following discussion and debate between the Senate and House of Commons, Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) was approved by the Canadian parliament. The looming enactment of Bill C-45 has propelled the legal weed industry into high...

Mexico’s new president is plotting to end the militarized drug war

Mexico’s new president is plotting to end the militarized drug war

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 1, 2018


Filed under Global

Could Mexico’s militarized drug war be coming to a halt? If leftist President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has anything to do with it, Mexico's drug war could certainly be stopped in its tracks. Drug-fueled crimes have resulted in kidnappings, death and safety hazards in Mexico, where, according t...

Constellation Brands invests $4 billion in Canopy Growth and stocks skyrocket

Constellation Brands invests $4 billion in Canopy Growth and stocks skyrocket

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Alcohol corporation Constellation Brands Inc. has recently announced a deal that has sent a ripple of excitement across the cannabis and alcohol industries. On Wednesday, August 15, Constellation Brands announced a $4 billion investment in diversified cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corp. As a result ...

Cannabis legalization in Canada might dismantle the medical cannabis system

Cannabis legalization in Canada might dismantle the medical cannabis system

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 18, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Cannabis legalization in Canada will be enacted on October 17, 2018. When this eagerly anticipated day comes, doctors in the North American country hope that Canada's medical cannabis system will eventually be discontinued. This is according to Canadian Medical Association vice-president, Dr. Jeff Blackmer...

Great Britain prepares to legalize cannabis for medicinal use

Great Britain prepares to legalize cannabis for medicinal use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 3, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Medical cannabis is set to become available on prescription in the UK after the government approved a law to permit medicines derived from the cannabis plant. According to the Home Office, cannabis-based medicines can be legally prescribed by general practitioners “by the autumn.” “Following advice f...

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2018


Filed under Global

Since Canada’s Senate approved amendments to Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) on June 19, the legal cannabis industry has gone full steam ahead. As the world’s first industrialized country to legalize cannabis fully, Canada is under a lot of pressure to prove that cannabis reform is worthwhile. Consumer...

Poll results: British public supports legalization of cannabis to be sold like alcohol and cigarettes

Poll results: British public supports legalization of cannabis to be sold like alcohol and cigarettes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 28, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis

Cannabis has been illegal in the UK since 1928, when the 1925 Dangerous Drugs Act came into effect. However, the UK's cannabis laws are on the brink of being overturned. Based on the results of a recent poll on cannabis legalization in the UK, 51 percent of the British public supports it. The poll was conducted by...

Australian cannabis industry leader Jason Conroy sees big potential in South America

Australian cannabis industry leader Jason Conroy sees big potential in South America

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2018


Filed under Global

When you close your eyes and envision the cannabis industry, your mind probably wanders to images of cannabis in America and Canada, where the industry is booming. However, the “green rush” is slowly unfurling across South America, too. That’s what MMJ Phytotech (ASX:MMJ) chief Jason Conroy says. ...

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


Filed under Global

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


Filed under Global

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, Showcase

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, ...

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