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Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Canada is short on cannabis, despite the fact that legalization is officially due to roll out on today. Based on a recent report released by the C.D. Howe Institute, the Great White North's supply of bud will meet a mere 30-60 percent of total consumer demand once recreational sales kick off. Industry ana...

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 6, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Canadians who are gearing up to indulge in recreational weed once the Cannabis Act goes into full force on October 17 could be faced with problems if they try to cross the U.S. border. Citizens of the Great White North should prepare to divulge border guards with information pertaining to their ...

Cannabis retailers in Quebec prohibited from selling products displaying cannabis leaf

Cannabis retailers in Quebec prohibited from selling products displaying cannabis leaf

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2018


Filed under Global

Quebec's cannabis law will prohibit retailers throughout the province from selling products exhibiting an image of the cannabis leaf. This iconic image is perhaps the most recognizable botanical image in the world. Despite the fame that this five-fingered leaf has garnered over the years, Quebec ...

Canada weed stock may be growing too fast

Canada weed stock may be growing too fast

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 27, 2018


Filed under Global

Canadian cannabis stocks are enticing serious investor interest, and it is this surge in investments that is making some traders slightly suspicious. A prime example of a cannabis stock that has experienced major growth as of late is Tilray Inc. Boasting a total value of almost $9 billion and a ...

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...

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