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Israel decriminalizes adult-use cannabis during Tel Aviv CannaTech conference

Israel decriminalizes adult-use cannabis during Tel Aviv CannaTech conference

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

Possessing a homegrown cannabis plant in Israel is no longer punishable by law, thanks to a new batch of Israeli laws that decriminalize possession of the plant and its matter. Israeli civilians who carry small amounts of weed on their person in public without first obtaining a doctor’s note wi...

Cannabis firm Tilray is hiring Goldman Sachs’ former managing director

Cannabis firm Tilray is hiring Goldman Sachs’ former managing director

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

Leading Canadian cannabis cultivator Tilray has announced that it is hiring Goldman Sachs’ ex-managing director, Andrew Pucher, as the company’s chief corporate development officer. Pucher is the latest of numerous Wall Street executives to enter the legal weed industry in recent times. His ro...

Will Canada’s cannabis supply meet consumer demand in 2019?

Will Canada’s cannabis supply meet consumer demand in 2019?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 22, 2019

Since weed became legal across the Great White North on October 17, 2018, supply shortages have caused delays for consumers and some serious inconveniences for retailers, too. Soon after the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) went into effect, provinces throughout Canada started exchanging thousands of do...

European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019

The European Parliament has voted on a resolution to support medical cannabis in countries that make up the European Union. This news comes following reports concerning the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision to reschedule cannabis and various of its key components under international drug treaties. A show of hands marked the passing of the non-binding resolution, which ...

Cannabis advocates in Thailand push for complete legalization and home-growing

Cannabis advocates in Thailand push for complete legalization and home-growing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019

“[Cannabis] is not a drug that should be illegal – it’s that simple,” were the words recently spoken by the leader of Thailand’s Bhumjaithai party, Anutin Charnvirakul. His public announcement is a bold one and on March 24, he will lead the Bhumjaithai into the Kingdom of Thailand's eagerl...

These three global cannabis companies are dabbling beyond U.S. borders

These three global cannabis companies are dabbling beyond U.S. borders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 21, 2019

The competition is heating up for cannabis industry players. Investors are predicted to funnel more than $16 billion into the industry this year, according to senior economist and vice president at analytics firm New Frontier Data, Beau Whitney. Plus, with signs of Congress warming up to the id...

Experts say Canada’s legal cannabis shortages may last years

Experts say Canada’s legal cannabis shortages may last years

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019

Four months following the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada stores are running dry of their supplies. According to an industry expert, Canada's weed supply shortage could last for as long as five years. This is not good, considering Congress is edging closer to federal legalization in...

Khiron enters Uruguay cannabis market with an acquisition valued at $13.7 million

Khiron enters Uruguay cannabis market with an acquisition valued at $13.7 million

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 4, 2019

Khiron Life Sciences has signed a binding LOI to purchase 100 percent of NettaGrowth, valued at $13.7 million.  This is a big deal for cannabis in South America because it means that Khiron has become the first company to secure a medical THC & CBD cannabis cultivation capacity in Uruguay, the world's first ever country to ...

Canadian government recalls another cannabis brand after detecting mold

Canadian government recalls another cannabis brand after detecting mold

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019

Canadian cannabis consumers, listen up. The Liquor & Cannabis Commission have recalled Eldo dried cannabis packaged and dated November 28, 2018, due to mold.  It's subsidiary, Up Cannabis, was forced to clear it's shelves of the product after test results determined that the cannabis’ level...

Cannabis expert believes that the industry’s future lies outside of Canada

Cannabis expert believes that the industry’s future lies outside of Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 19, 2019

Canada might be cashing in on the legal cannabis industry for now, but what's in store for the future? According to a Canadian cannabis expert, the future lies in Central and South America's sun-drenched fields, as opposed to the fully-equipped, state-of-the-art greenhouses that have progressively speckled...

Cannabis potency doubles across Europe over 11-year period

Cannabis potency doubles across Europe over 11-year period

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019

The potency of cannabis has soared across Europe, with data revealing consumption rates to be double what they were a decade ago. Published in the journal Addiction, the study was carried out by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London. A primary study was conducted acro...

Israeli Lawmakers approve law to export medical cannabis

Israeli Lawmakers approve law to export medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019

I's been a long time coming, but Israeli lawmakers have finally approved a controversial law to permit medical cannabis exports. The recent vote, which saw lawmakers vote 21-0 in favor of legalizing medical cannabis exports in Israel, was confirmed on Christmas Day. However, the vote is still awaiting approval...

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