Cannabis News Box

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, ...

Which countries in the world have the strictest weed laws?

Which countries in the world have the strictest weed laws?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2018


Filed under Global

Albeit an incredibly versatile and abundant plant, not every country appreciates cannabis quite as much as countries that are weed-friendly, such as the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands. Believe it or not, being caught with cannabis could result in being decapitated in certain countries. So, here’s...

Russia is not impressed with Canadas’s recreational cannabis law

Russia is not impressed with Canadas’s recreational cannabis law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2018


Filed under Global

Russia doesn’t seem to be a big fan of Canada’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Canada cannabis legalization is a “breach” of the country’s “international legal obligations.” “We expect Canada’s partners in the G-7 to respond t...

Canadian cannabis consumers are being turned away at the U.S. border

Canadian cannabis consumers are being turned away at the U.S. border

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 6, 2018


Filed under Global

More than 40,000 Canadians make the journey from Canada to America via the U.S. border every single day. From October 17, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will clamp down on Canadian cannabis workers and people with cannabis convictions. Concerns regarding border prohibition have been ...

UK Home Office releases cannabis oil to epileptic boy, despite cannabis being illegal

UK Home Office releases cannabis oil to epileptic boy, despite cannabis being illegal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 4, 2018


Filed under Global

Could medicinal cannabis soon become legal in the UK? Based on recent happenings, it is a possibility. The nation was shocked to hear about 12-year-old epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell having his medicinal cannabis oil confiscated in June. Billy and his mother Charlotte made the long journey to Cana...

Australian producers can now legally export medicinal cannabis to the world

Australian producers can now legally export medicinal cannabis to the world

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 3, 2018


Filed under Global

The Narcotic Drugs Regulations 2016 was recently tweaked under the Narcotics Drugs Amendment (Cannabis) Regulations 2018 (Cth). Based on the changes, Australian producers will be able to export medicinal cannabis products to the world. To the surprise of Australia medicinal cannabis producers, the Narcoti...

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