Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

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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Marijuana Business Daily expands into Canada

Marijuana Business Daily has expanded into Canada by hiring a full-time reporter to write in-depth stories and analysis about the country’s fast-growing cannabis industry. Matt Lamers, who has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines in several countries, will focus on writing for Canadian marijuana business executives, investors and entrepreneurs looking to […]

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Chart: Florida could someday be home to massive medical marijuana businesses

By Eli McVey Primed to become one of the nation’s most lucrative medical marijuana markets once it’s up and running, Florida’s program will license just a handful of businesses to produce, process and distribute all MMJ sold in the state. It’s a situation that may give rise to some of the nation’s largest marijuana firms.

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South Carolina legalizes hemp cultivation and sales

South Carolina became the latest state to legalize industrial hemp cultivation and sales after the governor signed legislation establishing a pilot program.

The bill, signed into law last week, creates a program that will award 20 licenses permitting growers to grow, harvest and sell hemp, The State reported. Each grower may cultivate hemp on up to 20 acres of land, according to the newspaper. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will manage the program.

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Australia receives first marijuana oil imports

CanniMed Therapeutics, a Canadian federally licensed medical marijuana producer, said it delivered the first commercial shipment of cannabis oil to Australia and has received an additional order for more product.

Canadian MMJ companies increasingly have been tapping the export market. And CanniMed is among those targeting Australia’s emerging medical cannabis market. Tilray – another Canadian MMJ cultivator – said Tuesday it had completed its first bulk medical cannabis export to Australia.

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US medical cannabis tech company plans to open China office

Net Savings Link Inc. said its cannabis division will open an office in Shanghai, China, next month to expand its medical marijuana technology business into the world’s most populous country. The company, based in Cresco, Pennsylvania, said in a news release it is moving into China because it sees a sizable opportunity there. China is the world’s […]

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Pharmacies to begin selling adult-use cannabis in Uruguay

Uruguay has finally authorized pharmacies to begin selling recreational marijuana in July, more than three years after the Latin American nation became the first in the world to legalize the cultivation, distribution and consumption of rec MJ. The market’s launch has been delayed multiple times. Sales initially were expected to begin in late 2014, Reuters reported. According […]

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Israeli university launches medical cannabis research center

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a leading Israeli academic institution, is launching a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. Additional research providing evidence of marijuana’s medicinal benefits could persuade more doctors to recommend medical cannabis. Israel already has a reputation as a cannabis research powerhouse. According to The Jerusalem Post, the new center’s studies will highlight […]

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West Virginia legislature approves medical cannabis legalization

West Virginia appears poised to become the 30th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana after the Republican-controlled legislature signed off on a bill Thursday night establishing an MMJ program.

The measure now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported. He is expected to sign it.

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Argentina’s Senate votes to legalize medical marijuana

Argentina’s Senate voted unanimously to legalize medical marijuana, positioning the nation as the latest Latin American country with an MMJ program. The Senate joins the lower house in approving the MMJ legislation. According to the Business Standard, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri is likely to sign the bill. It’s popular with patients and families and has […]

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