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Netherlands to experiment with nonmedical marijuana commercial production

Coffee shops in 10 Dutch municipalities will have access to a legal supply of recreational marijuana for the first time, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport announced. In the Netherlands, sales of recreational marijuana in coffee shops has been tolerated under certain conditions, but production and supply has remained illegal. Now, companies will be […]

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Germany gets first cannabis samples from Australia, commercial import from Portugal

It’s a big week for Germany’s medical marijuana market, which received its first cannabis imports from Australia and Portugal. Frankfurt-based Cansativa took delivery of medical cannabis oils for testing purposes from Western Australia-based Little Green Pharma. Cannamedical Pharma of Cologne received a shipment of commercial medical cannabis from an unidentified Portugal company. However, Tilray Portgual announced […]

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Cannabis firm Atlas expands to Denmark, plans large indoor production

Edmonton, Alberta-based Atlas Biotechnologies is expanding to Denmark, where the Canadian producer plans to repurpose a sprawling indoor mushroom farm for medical cannabis cultivation. The initiative, expected to cost 40 million-50 million Canadian dollars ($27 million-$37 million), aims to be fully operational by the end of 2020. Atlas follows in the footsteps of Canada-based international […]

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MJBizDaily awards deadline is Saturday for cannabis leaders

The deadline for submitting nominations for Marijuana Business Daily’s inaugural MJBizDaily Awards is Saturday. The awards, which will be held during MJBizCon Week (Dec. 7-13) in Las Vegas, will recognize the top companies, individuals and organizations participating in the global cannabis industry. The MJBizDaily editorial staff will choose the winners in the awards categories that cover different […]

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Cronos investor Altria in merger talks with fellow tobacco giant Philip Morris

Altria Group and Philip Morris International are in discussions over a potential all-stock “merger of equals,” the companies confirmed Tuesday. If the merger comes to fruition, it could have an impact on one of the Canadian cannabis sector’s leading companies. Last December, Virginia-based tobacco company Altria Group agreed to invest 2.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.8 […]

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Germany gains new supplier of medical marijuana flower

It’s been an eventful week for German medical cannabis distributor Iuvo Therapeutics. First, the Neuss-based company received its first international shipment of dry cannabis flower from Canada-based TerrAscend. Then, Iuvo Therapeutics announced it was being acquired by London-based cannabis firm Wundr Co. “In the upcoming weeks – and together with our new team from Wundr – Iuvo will continually scale up […]

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Luxembourg’s adult-use marijuana law ‘at least two years out,’ official says

Luxembourg authorities are working on details for the legalization of recreational marijuana, and the legislative process for the program – “inspired by the Canadian model” – could start as early as this fall, Vice Prime Minister and Health Minister Étienne Schneider revealed. However, Schneider also said in an interview with Euronews “it will take at […]

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First commercial export of nonpsychoactive cannabis from Colombia reaches UK

Bogota-based Clever Leaves announced that the first Colombian shipment of nonpsychoactive cannabis products for commercial sale reached London’s Heathrow Airport on July 27, and the health-related goods cleared customs Wednesday. The products, which were exported as a food supplement, will soon be available for sale in the United Kingdom and other European Union countries, according to […]

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Most German pharmacists support medical marijuana, but they want more info

An organization that analyzes Germany’s pharmacy market recently completed an extensive survey on the sector’s views of medical cannabis. A little more than 500 German pharmacists participated in online interviews for Aposcope, and the results – published by trade newspaper Apotheke Adhoc – may shed valuable light on how companies could approach the fast-growing medical cannabis […]

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