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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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GW Pharma’s cannabis drug OK’d by European Medicines Agency panel

GW Pharmaceuticals announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of the British company’s cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex. The CHMP is responsible for preparing the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s opinions on questions related to the marketing of human medicines. The CHMP opinion was adopted July 25, and the final decision now rests […]

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German opposition party seeks government clarification about CBD in food

The German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) has submitted a parliamentary inquiry to the federal government regarding its stance on the legality of CBD food products, reflecting the group’s concern that the current policy could undermine the market for cannabidiol. With its parliamentary inquiry, the FDP wants to know, among other things: Why CBD was included […]

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Netherlands to hike cannabis exports to Germany by 1,000 kilograms per year

The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will increase this year. In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an increase came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of […]

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Imports of medical marijuana into Germany surge in second quarter

Germany imported almost 2,500 kilograms (roughly 5,500 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing during the first half of 2019. That’s almost as much as the country imported in all of 2018, a sign that the expected growth in the market is coming to fruition. Member of Parliament Kirsten Kappert-Gonther tweeted the fresh data on […]

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