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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...

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The lead minister working on the Canadian federal government's cannabis file has been discussing hashing out regulatory framework for First Nations in Ottawa.  Cannabis has been legal in Canada since October 2018, when the Cannabis act – A.K.A "Bill C-45" – went into effect. Once cannabis wa...

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Cannabis industry analyst says investor interest is moving from Canada to the States

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Canada might have blown its chance to become a global pioneer in pot production, with investors seeking out opportunities south of the border. According to CIBC World Markets analyst John Zamparo, his firm has been in discussions with investors who have indicated they're shifting their attention from Canada to the ...

Germany will rely on Canadian-exported marijuana after judge halts licensing process

Germany will rely on Canadian-exported marijuana after judge halts licensing process

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 22, 2018

Germany's flourishing medical cannabis program will continue to source its plants from Canadian exports. This news comes after a court decision delayed the cultivation licensing procedure for the country. A judge from Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court demanded a halt on the licensing process. His argument st...

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