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Indian government will allow cannabis research for the first time

Indian government will allow cannabis research for the first time

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Cannabis research in India is to be permitted for the very first time, indicating a global shift in pot laws. The country, which was home to an estimated 1.35352 billion people last year, forbids the sale, use and cultivation of cannabis.  India’s narcotics department, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), has given offic...

Australia starts exporting locally-grown medical cannabis products to Germany

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Australia is completing its first export of medical cannabis to Germany, where a legal market is blossoming. Little Green Pharma (LGP) is the company exporting the country’s first locally-cultivated batch of products to the European country. By exporting Australian medical cannabis to Germany,...

Canada’s illicit cannabis market has shrunk 21 percent since legalization

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September 23, 2019

Fresh data from Statistics Canada has painted a pretty insightful picture of the positive repercussions associated with December's passing of the Cannabis Act.  Based on data released by analysts in Statistics Canada's second-quarter financial report, the North American country's black market is being...

Thailand adds low-level cannabis and hemp extract to its list of approved medicines

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

The Kingdom of Thailand is metamorphosing from a drug-free zone to a place where patients can legally obtain extracted forms of medical cannabis. In an attempt to bolster the market that is blooming across the predominantly Buddhist Southeast Asian country, lawmakers have decided to eliminate low-level...

Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Delays in cannabis research licensing are plaguing Canada, as well as the United States.  Health Canada has been criticized for its sluggish approach to reviewing cannabis research licenses, with reports stating that over 250 applicants were awaiting review in July.  The green plant was lega...

Barbados may join other Caribbean countries in legalizing medical cannabis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Could Barbados be the next Caribbean country to legalize cannabis for medical purposes? Based on recent cannabis industry news, lawmakers are contemplating the idea of legalizing medicinal-grade weed in the palm tree-speckled country.  The news comes after the Barbados House of Assembly revealed its pl...

Luxembourg is gearing up to become the first European country to completely legalize cannabis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 29, 2019

Luxembourg is going down in history as the first country in the European Union to completely legalize cannabis. Residents of Luxembourg who are of legal age – 18 and above – will be able to purchase the plant within the next two years, says Health Minister Etienne Schneider. “The drug legis...

First ever medical cannabis pilot study kicks off in the U.K.

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2019

Project TWENTY21 is set to become the United Kingdom's first national pilot study for medical cannabis. As many as 20,000 patients will be elected to enroll in the study before 2021 is up.  Drug Science announced the commencement of the U.K. cannabis study at the end of June. A letter of intent was signed between Drug Science ...

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica’s cannabis industry

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica's cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

On July 29, Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc. announced that it would be branching out into Jamaica's cannabis industry. The company, which is based in Leamington, Ontario, has already been given the go-ahead to open a legal weed store on Peter Tosh Square. According to a press release from the compan...

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Israel is on the cusp of becoming a global pioneer in cannabis exports, but there's a spanner in the works. The country's export process, which was initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Finance back in 2016, is experiencing a slower rollout than first expected. This is because Israel’s Ministry of...

Thailand is leading the way for cannabis legalization in Asia

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2019

Everybody knows that Asia is a strictly no-cannabis zone, despite the fact that many a traveler will manage to seek out their stash in the tropical region. However, what most people don't know is that Thai medicine once relied heavily on the cannabis plant’s active compounds. Due to the high potency of plants that can b...

France will launch a two-year medical cannabis trial program to assess plant’s efficacy

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Later this year, a two-year medical cannabis trial program is expected to begin in France. The news comes after an important government committee submitted recommendations for the program’s commencement last September. Established in 2018 by the French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Healt...

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