Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Louisiana Close to Legalizing Medical Marijuana, With Big Unknowns

Chris Walsh  | June 5, 2015

Louisiana appears poised to legalize some form of medical marijuana sales, but it’s unclear what potency levels the state would permit, and advocates say the entire program could prove to be unworkable.

A bill that would allow the sale of non-smokeable forms of cannabis through up to 10 dispensaries statewide

More International Officials Looking at Relaxing MJ Laws

John Schroyer  | May 28, 2015

More high-ranking government officials across the globe are taking up the cause of cannabis, with an Israeli police chief looking into fully legalizing medical marijuana and a German lawmaker

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 4, 2015

Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – but where it will be grown, how it will be distributed and which ailments can legally be treated are still up in the air.

The executive order gives the secretary of …

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

John Schroyer  | May 1, 2015

Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating medical cannabis in it.

The army is operating a grow site in Florence in a bid to lower the price of MMJ from around 35 euros per gram (around $39) to between five and 15 euros per gram,

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

John Schroyer  | January 21, 2015

First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, it looks like Jamaica itself could eventually set up a legal medical marijuana market.

The Jamaican Cabinet has backed a bill that would not only legalize medical marijuana, but also decriminalize small amounts of recreational marijuana and allow …

Group With Ties to Koch Brothers Promotes Marijuana Candidate

John Schroyer  | October 27, 2014

A candidate in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is getting some help from an unlikely source: A conservative group with past ties to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers.

In what appears to be an effort to siphon votes from the Democratic incumbent, an organization called the American Future Fund (AFF) has spent almost a …

Guest Column: Canada’s MMJ Program Off to Great Start, but Applicants Face a New Reality

Chris Walsh  | October 6, 2014

By Paul Rosen

Canada’s medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth, improvement and refinement since the county overhauled its cannabis program in June 2013.

Under Health Canada’s exceptional oversight, Canada is quickly establishing a world-class medical marijuana infrastructure that is being carefully monitored on a global scale.

Week in Review: Rec Marijuana Markets Humming Along + Hawaii MMJ Report & Lesson in Illinois

Marijuana Business Daily staff  | September 12, 2014

By Chris Walsh

The nation’s first two recreational marijuana markets post impressive growth, a report bolsters the case for dispensaries in Hawaii and an incident in Illinois provides a valuable lesson for other entrepreneurs.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week:

Hawaii Solicits Public Input on Dispensaries

Marijuana Business Daily staff  | September 8, 2014

Lawmakers in Hawaii are taking a closer look at the possibility of setting up a state-run dispensary and cultivation program.

The state will hold a public hearing in Hilo today to take input from advocates, patients and other stakeholders who want to have their …

Ex-CEO of Tweed an Overnight Multimillionaire

Marijuana Business Daily staff  | September 5, 2014

Many parallels have been drawn to date between the development of the cannabis industry and the dot-com era of the 1990s, when the technology sector experienced unparalleled growth.

This week brings news of another reason to think that the comparison may be valid.

The former CEO of Tweed, a publicly traded Canadian marijuana cultivation firm, …