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Walk-in medical cannabis clinics are coming to Walmarts in Canada

Walk-in medical cannabis clinics are coming to Walmarts in Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

If you do your shopping at Walmart, the next time you visit you may notice a walk-in clinic has popped up. It won’t be just any regular clinic, but a clinic inside which licensed medical practitioners will be providing information and guidance to prospective medical cannabis consumers.  Walmar...

Mexican officials extend deadline for recreational cannabis bill

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

Mexico's recreational cannabis bill, which was expected to be approved on October 31, will not be considered for another six months. This is according to recent reports, which revealed how the Mexican Supreme Court made a unanimous decision to extend the October 28 deadline. Cannabis advocates in Mexico were hopeful th...

Medical safety agency in France authorizes two-year cannabis trial for patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

Patients who require medical cannabis in France could be in luck. According to an announcement from the ‘Assemblée Nationale’, a select number of patients will have the opportunity to experience the plant's therapeutic properties as part of a new trial. Stretching over two years, the trial was...

Cannabis in South Africa could positively transform society, says Wits Professor

Cannabis in South Africa could positively transform society, says Wits Professor

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Could legal cannabis in South Africa help to tackle youth unemployment rates? According to Imhotep Paul Alagidede – a Professor of finance and academic director at the Wits Business School – quite possibly. He believes that the plant, which is also called 'dagga' in South Africa, is a “magical...

Mexico’s draft cannabis legalization: Foreign investors would be unable to invest

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

It looks as though Mexico could become a cannabis-friendly state anytime now. The foundation for what is expected to become the largest adult-use market in regards to population is being prepared.  Under the terms of the proposed law for cannabis legalization in Mexico, adult-use cannabis, medical c...

Mike Tyson announces cannabis deal to bolster Brit-inspired tourism in Antigua and Barbuda

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 5, 2019

British tourists who descend upon the Caribbean twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda will soon have access to cannabis, thanks to global boxing champion Mike Tyson.  The 53-year-old, who claims that he consumes USD$38,000 worth of the green stuff on a monthly basis, already owns a 420-style ranch in California.  ...

Switzerland is on the cusp of legalizing medical cannabis

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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

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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

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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

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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®

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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...

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