Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

South Africa may legalize medical cannabis production

John Schroyer  | February 21, 2017

The legal medical marijuana trade is poised to spread to its fifth world region: Africa.

The South African Medical Control Council plans to soon publish “proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use,” according to Independent Online.

Parliament member Narend Singh told an IOL property, The Mercury, he received a letter from the …

Jamaica grants conditional OK for three MMJ businesses

Bart Schaneman  | February 16, 2017

Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has given initial approval to three medical marijuana business applicants, two for cultivation and one for processing.

But the actual launch of the island’s medical marijuana industry – ranging from growers to retailers – could still be months off.

A total of 160 applicants competed for the latest batch …

Tilray to export medical cannabis to New Zealand 

Omar Sacirbey  | February 15, 2017

Tilray, a federally licensed cultivation company based in Nainamo, Canada, will begin exporting medical cannabis to New Zealand before the end of February.

It’s the latest overseas deal for Tilray, which is owned by Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings.

Both the Canadian and New Zealand governments have approved the MMJ exports, Tilray …

Breaking down borders: The rise of U.S.-Canada cannabis partnerships

Omar Sacirbey  | February 8, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

The Green Solution, a large retail marijuana chain in Colorado, wanted a foothold in Canada’s expected recreational cannabis market. OrganiGram, among the growing number of federally licensed Canadian growers, needed know-how and a name.

And so was born a partnership indicative of the growing synergy between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

Marijuana company’s new stock symbol: WEED

Omar Sacirbey  | February 2, 2017

Investors can now buy and sell WEED on the Toronto Stock Exchange after Canopy Growth Corp., a major federally licensed cannabis cultivator in Smith Falls, Ontario, changed its ticker symbol to the new, slangy version.

The move comes after the company made history last summer when it became the first marijuana cultivator

Tilray to begin exporting MMJ from Canada to Chile

John Schroyer  | February 2, 2017

One of Canada’s 38 licensed medical cannabis producers said it will begin exporting MMJ products to Chile starting this month.

Tilray, a subsidiary of Seattle-based Privateer Holdings, is teaming up with Alef Biotechnology SpA on the export deal, according to a news release.

Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Tilray estimates the potential MMJ patient …