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Mexico takes big strides towards cannabis legalization

Mexico takes big strides towards cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019

Mexico is on the cusp of legalizing the possession, cultivation, consumption, and sale of cannabis after the party of the president-elect pushed for the legislation. If the submission for cannabis legalization in Mexico is passed, the country would undergo a drastic change in terms of its drug laws. The Mexican government banned...

Report: Karachi is second-largest global consumer of cannabis

Report: Karachi is second-largest global consumer of cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 11, 2019

Karachi, the capital of Sindh, a Pakistani provincem, has been ranked number two on the list of the 10 highest cannabis-consuming cities. The report was issued by World Index and titled ‘Weed Index-2018’. Moreover, Karachi was ranked by Israel-based cannabis company Seedo as the second-largest consumer of t...

Mexico approves country’s first 38 cannabis products

Mexico approves country’s first 38 cannabis products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 26, 2018

Mexico's Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks, similar to Uncle Sam's version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has approved a total of 38 products containing CBD for people who want cannabis in Mexico. If you're not already familiar with CBD (cannabidiol), it is a non-...

This conservative East Asian country just legalized medical cannabis

This conservative East Asian country just legalized medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 21, 2018

Something incredible is happening in the world of weed. Cannabis is being legalized on a colossal scale, with Asia being the latest place on the map to give weed the green light. Specifically, South Korea has recently legalized medical cannabis. The news comes as quite of a shock, considering the Eas...

Indian Science Institute declares it will conduct medical cannabis research in India

Indian Science Institute declares it will conduct medical cannabis research in India

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 16, 2018

The Indian Science Institute has revealed it will delve into research surrounding the medical benefits and uses of cannabis. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Memorial Centre and a hospital based in Raipur will carry out the medical cannabis research in India.  Currently, the Indian Institute ...

Legal cannabis could soon be coming to Australia

Legal cannabis could soon be coming to Australia

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 16, 2018

Australia could be the next place on the map to fully legalize cannabis. Currently, medical cannabis is legal in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania. However, since the federal government introduced legislation to decriminalize t...

Canadian cannabis spending hit $5.9 billion in Q3 2018

Canadian cannabis spending hit $5.9 billion in Q3 2018

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 15, 2018

Canadian cannabis spending is on the rise, according to recent data from Statistics Canada. The national statistical agency reported how people living in the Great White North, where cannabis was legalized on October 17 under the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45), spent $5.9 billion on an annualized basis in the t...

Legal weed in Mexico? The forecast looks promising

Legal weed in Mexico? The forecast looks promising

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 3, 2018

Could Mexico be the third country to fully legalize recreational weed? Based on recent happenings, the future looks green for Mexico, where cannabis was legalized for non-commercial recreational use on October 31, 2018, by Mexico's Supreme Court. With legal cannabis in Mexico, the country could greatly ...

Thailand pushes to legalize cannabis for medical purposes

Thailand pushes to legalize cannabis for medical purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 3, 2018

The first country in Asia to legalize medical cannabis could be Thailand, according to recent reports. A news article by Yahoo! revealed how a draft bill is on its way to the Thai military junta's National Legislative Assembly to legalize cannabis consumption for medical purposes. "We have sub...

Data reveals no noticeable increase in cannabis-impaired driving one month post-legalization

Data reveals no noticeable increase in cannabis-impaired driving one month post-legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 30, 2018

It’s been one month since Canada legalized recreational weed. In spite of cynics believing that legalization would cause chaos on the roads, it seems that cannabis-impaired driving is not on the rise. Officers in Canada have not seen an increase in the number of cannabis-impaired driving incide...

Aurora Cannabis churns out 11,000 pounds of weed in 3 months, causing stocks to skyrocket 2,800 percent

Aurora Cannabis churns out 11,000 pounds of weed in 3 months, causing stocks to skyrocket 2,800 percent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 26, 2018

Canadian cannabis company Aurora cannabis has revealed how legal weed sales revenue soared 260 percent over the last year. Production also swelled to meet a rise in demand, with the company yielding a whopping 4,996 kilograms of cannabis. That’s the equivalent of 11,000 pounds. Compared to the...

Attitudes towards cannabis are changing in Asia, say cannabis executives and investors

Attitudes towards cannabis are changing in Asia, say cannabis executives and investors

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018

Cannabis investors clustered inside a conference hall in Hong Kong on November 1 to discuss the outlook for pot investment opportunities, in addition to clearing up some misconceptions about cannabis in Asia. Numerous executives, many of whom belong to big-name cannabis firms, attended the Hong Kong...

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