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Malta seeks to expand medical marijuana program

Malta’s government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese has been treated legally with marijuana or a cannabis-based product. The new law would allow any general practitioner to prescribe […]

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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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Greece’s medical marijuana market pushes forward

Investors are making plans to pump money into Greece’s recently legalized medical marijuana market. Cultivators are interested in investing more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.74 billion) to construct greenhouses for growing and manufacturing marijuana, according to the country’s minister of rural development and food. Here’s what you need to know from the Bloomberg report: Prime […]

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Report: International cannabis market will surpass $31 billion

The international legal marijuana market will reach $31.4 billion by 2021, according to a study by the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm. It’s the second major international cannabis report released in the past two weeks. In the first, London-based Prohibition Partners published its own research estimating that Europe’s medical and recreational markets could combine […]

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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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Aphria leads $CA6M raise for fellow Canadian cannabis company

Toronto-based cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke has wrapped up a Series B funding round of 6 million Canadian dollars ($4.7 million). The funding was led by Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH), one of Canada’s biggest licensed medical marijuana growers, and Green Acre Capital Fund I LP, a fund dedicated to investing in marijuana properties. According to a news […]

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Canadian firm receives license for sizable marijuana grow in Colombia

Canadian company PharmaCielo Ltd. said it has been granted the first Colombian licenses to cultivate marijuana with unrestricted percentages of THC and CBD, creating a major opportunity for the company to grow and process medical cannabis. Until now, the Colombian government allowed cultivation of only non-psychoactive cannabis with little to no THC, according to a […]

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Peru’s Congress approves medical cannabis law

Peru’s Congress overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana bill that also has the support of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, putting the country in line to become the latest in Latin America to legalize some form of cannabis. The bill, approved Thursday, allows the cultivation of medical cannabis, as well as the production, commercialization, and importation of cannabis […]

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‘We lost it all’: Puerto Rico medical marijuana businesses assess hurricane damage

By Bart Schaneman Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana industry, setting back its development at least six months – if not much longer – and causing millions of dollars in damage to MMJ businesses. No outdoor marijuana cultivation facilities survived, but some dispensaries are operating and patients who can access them are still buying.

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Dutch government eyes regulated cannabis production

The Netherlands’ new cabinet plans to sanction experiments that would change the country’s model of where and how legal cannabis is sold. According to RTL News, up to 10 municipalities may be chosen for the test program, which could lead to state-licensed growers producing marijuana for sale in their own region. Proponents of the move say […]

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Medical marijuana cultivation now an official farming sector in Israel

Israel is classifying medical marijuana cultivation in the same farming sector as traditional agriculture. The Agricultural Ministry’s decision means up to 20 farmers will qualify for government aid in the form of grants, water quotas and training, The Jerusalem Post reported. The reclassification of Israel’s MMJ farmers follows an August announcement that the nation plans […]

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Michigan OKs vertically integrated medical cannabis companies

Details are starting to emerge about Michigan’s new medical marijuana licensing rules. Michigan’s medical cannabis businesses will be allowed to grow, process and sell MMJ at the same location once a new statewide MMJ regulatory system is up and running, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Thursday. Potential medical cannabis licensees who want […]

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