Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Most Georgians want legal recreational cannabis, poll shows

A new poll in Georgia has found that, for the first time, a majority of adults in the deeply conservative state believe marijuana should be legalized for both medical and recreational use. Out of 2,875 Georgians polled between May 10 and May 15, 55% said they believe marijuana should be legal for adult use, only 35% […]

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Cannabis testing lab operator Steep Hill expands to Mexico, six European markets

California-based Steep Hill Labs, a prominent cannabis testing lab, has announced plans to expand operations to Mexico and six western European markets, further broadening the company’s global footprint. This is yet another example of a company using its Canadian presence to springboard into the growing international cannabis market. According to a news release, the licensee for Steep […]

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Guam’s medical cannabis program on hold as it awaits testing lab applicants

No one has applied for a license to set up an independent medical marijuana testing laboratory in Guam, nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for an MMJ program, a high-ranking official said. According to the Pacific Daily News, the U.S. territory’s medical cannabis program can’t start without a […]

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Medical marijuana likely will make November ballot in Utah

All signs point to medical marijuana being added to the November ballot in Utah. Roughly 160,000 signatures have been gathered in support of an MMJ ballot initiative, and around 120,000 signatures have been verified by county clerks, Salt Lake City TV station Fox 13 reported. MMJ advocates needed 113,000 signatures to qualify for the November vote. […]

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Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm leads CA$4.3M raise for Canadian cannabis company

It didn’t take long for Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm to invest some newly raised capital. Only a week after closing a $45 million funding, the rapper’s Casa Verde Capital on Monday led a 4.3 million Canadian dollar ($3.3 million) seed investment in Green Tank Technologies, a Toronto-based vaporization hardware developer. According to a news release, […]

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Medical marijuana harvests begin in Jamaica

At least two medical marijuana companies have begun the first-ever legal harvest of their crops, signaling that the island nation is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged MMJ market. Kaya Farms reportedly started its harvest Feb. 20, the Jamaica Observer reported, while competitor Timeless Herbal Care said in a news release Tuesday that it […]

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Corona beer owner helping develop marijuana-infused beverages for Canada

Cannabis-infused beverages such as beer could make their debut in Canada as soon as next year. Canopy Growth, a licensed cannabis producer in Smith Falls, Ontario, is working with Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona Beer, on cannabis-infused beverages, according to The Canadian Press. Canopy hopes to sell the beverages through liquor stores in Canadian provinces […]

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Marijuana analyzer company raises $2.25 million

An Israeli company that has been working on a commercial-scale cannabis analyzer has completed a $2.25 million Series A-1 round of funding. GemmaCert, based in Tel Aviv, will launch its cannabis potency analyzer by the same name this week in San Diego at the Emerald Conference, a gathering focused on science and cannabis. The GemmaCert […]

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Ontario marijuana cultivator sells shares of Arizona grower for CA$20 million

Hoping to keep the Toronto Stock Exchange at bay, a federally licensed cannabis grower in Ontario announced Friday it is selling its shares in an Arizona cannabis company for 20 million Canadian dollars ($16.15 million). Ontario-based Aphria said it would sell its shares in Copperstate Farms, a medical marijuana grower in Snowflake, Arizona, to Liberty […]

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Nebraska proposal would put medical marijuana up for vote in 2018

A Nebraska state senator is proposing a ballot measure that would give Nebraska voters the opportunity to legalize medical marijuana in November, a move that’s been tried before to no avail. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln introduced a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday after several previous legalization bills stalled in the legislature. For example, in 2015, […]

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Oklahoma voters to consider medical marijuana in June

Oklahoma’s governor set a June 26 date for voters to weigh in on whether to approve medical marijuana for the state. The Hill reported that Gov. Mary Fallin announced the date Thursday, just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions released his decision to rescind an Obama-era policy that allowed MMJ to thrive in states nationwide. The June […]

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Oklahomans will vote on medical marijuana in 2018

Oklahoma’s governor plans to set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year. Supporters of an initiative petition to ask voters to legalize MMJ gathered enough signatures last year to schedule a statewide referendum on the measure, known as State Question 788. If approved by voters, the measure […]

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