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Switzerland is on the cusp of legalizing medical cannabis

Switzerland is on the cusp of legalizing medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

As the end of October approached, an amendment to Switzerland's Narcotic Drugs Act was approved. Initially proposed by the Federal Council, the amendment's passing means that Swiss healthcare professionals and doctors can now prescribe the plant as medicine to patients. Examples of some qualifying ...

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

Canada’s cannabis industry contributed $8.26 billion to country’s GDP as of July

October 17, 2019

This month, Statistics Canada released information detailing the economic influence that legalization has had on Canada’s economy. By July 2019, a whopping $8.26 billion was contributed to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) from legal cannabis sales. This is a noticeable increase from the $...

Jamaica releases regulations for medical cannabis exports

Jamaica releases regulations for medical cannabis exports

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

The rules for Jamaica's Medical cannabis exports are expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. This news comes following an announcement made by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw. Medical cannabis exports in Jamaica are an eagerly anticipated feat, with a number of stakeholders patiently waiting ...

New Zealand is leaning towards recreational cannabis legalization for 2020

New Zealand is leaning towards recreational cannabis legalization for 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

A vote set to take place in November 2020 could result in adult-use cannabis being legalized throughout New Zealand.  The news comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed his plans to host a referendum for recreational cannabis legalization in New Zealand; $13.4 million dollars has been f...

U.K. CBD supplement market is a contender for the entire British herbal supplement market

U.K. CBD supplement market is a contender for the entire British herbal supplement market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

Cannabidiol is making its mark on the United Kingdom, with data indicating that the U.K. CBD market is currently overshadowing two significant segments of the health and wellness markets – Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Based on the findings of a recent survey, the U.K. CBD market already has a stagger...

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

British drugs company GW Pharmaceuticals celebrated approval for its cannabinoid-based epilepsy medicine EPIDYOLEX® back in June 2018 in the United States.  Now, EPIDYOLEX has also gained approval from the European Commission, thus allowing the epilepsy treatment to be prescribed to diagnosed pat...

Indian government will allow cannabis research for the first time

Indian government will allow cannabis research for the first time

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Cannabis research in India is to be permitted for the very first time, indicating a global shift in pot laws. The country, which was home to an estimated 1.35352 billion people last year, forbids the sale, use and cultivation of cannabis.  India’s narcotics department, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), has given offic...

Australia starts exporting locally-grown medical cannabis products to Germany

Australia starts exporting locally-grown medical cannabis products to Germany

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Australia is completing its first export of medical cannabis to Germany, where a legal market is blossoming. Little Green Pharma (LGP) is the company exporting the country’s first locally-cultivated batch of products to the European country. By exporting Australian medical cannabis to Germany,...

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

September 23, 2019

Fresh data from Statistics Canada has painted a pretty insightful picture of the positive repercussions associated with December's passing of the Cannabis Act.  Based on data released by analysts in Statistics Canada's second-quarter financial report, the North American country's black market is being...

Thailand adds low-level cannabis and hemp extract to its list of approved medicines

Thailand adds low-level cannabis and hemp extract to its list of approved medicines

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

The Kingdom of Thailand is metamorphosing from a drug-free zone to a place where patients can legally obtain extracted forms of medical cannabis. In an attempt to bolster the market that is blooming across the predominantly Buddhist Southeast Asian country, lawmakers have decided to eliminate low-level...

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...

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