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Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 26, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics

Cyprus, an island nation near Greece, has legalized cannabis for medical use. The island nation’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill allowing the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis in the Republic. Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides said that the aim of the bill was to attract international investors to the two lise...

Virgin Islands senator reintroduces medical cannabis law

Virgin Islands senator reintroduces medical cannabis law

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 25, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, Politics

Sen. Terrance “Positive” Nelson  announced Thursday he submitted a bill to the legislation that would legalize medical cannabis on the U.S. Virgin Islands.  This marks the second time Nelson had submitted a medical cannabis bill. He tried to introduce a measure in 2014, but former Attorney Ge...

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 21, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

Former Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine says indigenous community involvement in the Canadian legal cannabis industry will make them strong, healthy, vibrant places. One hundred First Nation communities and enterprises are interested in the venture, but the stigma against cannabis remain...

Uruguay is the first country to legalize social cannabis nationwide

Uruguay is the first country to legalize social cannabis nationwide

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 19, 2017


Filed under Global, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Uruguay pharmacies began selling social cannabis directly to consumers on Wednesday after legalization efforts began three years ago. The country is the first in the world to legalize the entire process of cannabis production for social use from cultivation to retail sale. The law was passed...

World’s first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market

World’s first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 15, 2017


Filed under Culture, Global, News, Showcase

Swiss supermarket chain Coop announced it will be selling the world’s first hemp cigarette. The cigarettes will contain a variety of the cannabis plant containing 20 percent cannabidiol (CBD) and miniscule amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Swiss government’s allowable amount of THC caps ...

New Zealand holds symposium to discuss a regulated cannabis market

New Zealand holds symposium to discuss a regulated cannabis market

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 7, 2017


Filed under Global, News

The New Zealand Drug Foundation organized a Parliamentary symposium to discuss the possibility of a regulated cannabis market, as well as a call to decriminalize all drugs found inside their borders this week. During the symposium, New Zealand’s Parliament discussed a cannabis decriminalization propos...

Greece legalizes medical cannabis

Greece legalizes medical cannabis

July 5, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Greece’s government announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal use in the country. The Ministers of Heath and Justice joint ministerial decision was published in the Official Gazette on Friday, which allows the import of pharmaceutical products containing medical cannabis. "From...

Mexico legalizes medical cannabis

Mexico legalizes medical cannabis

June 20, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto legalized medical cannabis today with overwhelming support from Mexico’s Lower House.  Peña Nieto was a vehement opponent to cannabis legalization but called for a re-examination of global drug policy earlier this year.  The Ministry of Health will...

Mexico’s lower house passes bill approving cannabis for medicinal use

Mexico’s lower house passes bill approving cannabis for medicinal use

May 7, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics

Mexico's lowest house passed a bill Friday approving cannabis use for medicinal purposes. The bill does not legalize smoking in public, but it does direct the Health Department to "design public policies to regulate the medicinal use of [cannabis] and its derivatives." The bill passed by a 374-7 vo...

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

May 3, 2017


Filed under Global, News, Social cannabis

Citizens of Uruguay were able to register to buy cannabis for social use through a government-regulated system on Tuesday. The state Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said nearly 600 people have signed up for the program already. Those who have signed up will be able to buy a maximum of 10 grams o...

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

April 18, 2017


Filed under Global, News, Social cannabis

Last week Canada’s Liberal Party-led government announced several bills to legalize cannabis for social use throughout the country. This hold's true to the 2015 campaign promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  The legalization bills are expected to pass and be implemented by the government's goal of July 1, 2018. Here's an outline of what will and will not be allowed under the new bills: ...

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