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British Sugar to grow cannabis for GW Pharma

GW Pharmaceuticals, the British developer of a CBD-based anti-seizure medicine that could be on American shelves in 2018, has contracted Britain’s leading sugar supplier to grow its medical cannabis. British Sugar, the top beet sugar supplier in the UK, will grow the cannabis in an 18-hectare greenhouse in eastern England, where the company now grows tomatoes, […]

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GW Pharma scuttles UK listing to trade on U.S. market

GW Pharmaceuticals, a high-flying biotech firm in the United Kingdom that is seeking U.S. regulatory approval for a CBD-based drug, has abandoned its U.K. stock market listing to instead trade exclusively in the United States. The firm announced it would ditch its Aim market listing this December, according to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. A company executive […]

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Turkey to allow limited MMJ production

The Turkish government has legalized medical cannabis production in 19 of its 81 provinces, but the step forward is quite tentative and has a lot of strings attached. According to Britain’s Independent newspaper, the move by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock is intended to combat the black market. But many specifics are unclear. For […]

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UK to legalize CBD-based products as medicine

The United Kingdom’s top medical products regulatory authority has ruled that CBD and products containing the cannabis compound will now be treated as medicine. The announcement, however, doesn’t mean consumers will suddenly be able to buy CBD-infused products. Medicine makers will have to prove their CBD products meet safety, quality and effectiveness standards, the BBC […]

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Uruguayan Cannabis Company Betting on Hemp

Uruguay made history nearly three years ago when it became the first modern country to legalize recreational marijuana at the federal level. But given how difficult the country’s industry rollout has been, at least one Uruguayan cannabis producer is shifting its sights to marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin: hemp. International Cannabis Corp., one of only two licensed […]

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Germany close to legalizing medical cannabis

Germany, the world’s fifth-biggest economy, is expected to legalize medical marijuana in 2017. The German cabinet approved a bill Monday that would allow medical cannabis to be used by seriously ill patients who have consulted with a physician and have no other “therapeutic alternative,” according to news reports. Germany’s parliament must still approve the legislation. If passed, […]

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Macedonia Weighs Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Balkan nation of Macedonia may become the latest country to legalize medical marijuana. The country’s health ministry is in extensive consultations with doctors, pharmacologists, legalization advocates, cancer patients and others about making marijuana treatments available to people suffering from serious illnesses. The ministry held the first public debate about the topic on Sunday, according […]

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