Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

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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Kentucky task force will study medical marijuana legalization

Kentucky activists, including at least two elected officials. are part of a task force charged with studying the legalization of medical marijuana. The group – formed and led by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes – will be empowered to propose the implementation and regulation of medical cannabis, according to TV station WSAZ. Here’s what you […]

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Report: European cannabis market could reach $66.8 billion

With twice as many citizens as the United State and Canada combined, Europe could become the world’s largest legal cannabis market over the next five years if every or most of the continent’s roughly 50 nations introduces legislation and regulations, according to a new report. The second edition of the European Cannabis Report – produced […]

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Tennessee legislators to study medical cannabis

Two of Tennessee’s most prominent public officials are calling for the legislature to study how legalized medical marijuana might impact the state. Only months after a MMJ bill died in the legislature, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell are setting up the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis, The Tennessean reported. In […]

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Utah medical marijuana campaign to start gathering signatures

A statewide campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Utah took another step toward making the 2018 ballot after backers got the green light to begin circulating petitions. The Utah Patients Coalition – the organization that launched the campaign earlier this summer – will need 113,143 signatures to qualify for next year’s ballot, The Salt Lake Tribune […]

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Poll: Utah voters overwhelmingly support medical cannabis

Over 75% of Utah voters support a proposed initiative that could appear on the 2018 statewide ballot to legalize medical marijuana, meaning the state could be one of the next to embrace MMJ. According to a poll by Dan Jones & Associates, 45% of respondents strongly support the initiative, while another 33% somewhat support it, […]

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Uruguay kicks off recreational marijuana sales

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy cannabis as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers showed off blue-and-white envelopes containing the substance, which is now available as part a 2013 measure that made Uruguay the first […]

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