Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Research pioneer Israel approves exporting medical marijuana

Bart Schaneman  | August 14, 2017

Israel has approved the export of medical marijuana, and some 500 growers have applied for licenses to ship MMJ to other countries.

In approving MMJ exports, a committee of representatives from the finance and health ministries estimated that Israel’s economic potential from medical cannabis exports could reach 1 billion shekels to 4 …

Utah medical marijuana campaign to start gathering signatures

John Schroyer  | August 14, 2017

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 …

Jamaica receives slew of medical marijuana business applications

Omar Sacirbey  | July 28, 2017

Jamaica has received 236 business license applications since opening the permit process last year.

Of the 236 applications, two licenses have been granted but not issued because the winners have yet to pay their fees, according to Hyacinth Lightbourne, chair of Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA).

Another 44 applications have gotten conditional approval, …

Week in Review: Canadian premiers mull recreational marijuana delay, Uruguay begins adult-use sales & Hawaii’s MMJ still on hold

Matt Lamers  | July 21, 2017

By Matt Lamers, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

Canada’s provinces consider delaying the launch of the nation’s recreational marijuana industry, adult-use cannabis goes on sale in Uruguay, and Hawaii’s health department stalls the country’s medical MJ market.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Uruguay kicks off recreational marijuana sales

John Schroyer  | July 19, 2017

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 …

Marijuana Business Daily expands into Canada

Chris Walsh  | July 17, 2017

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 …

Uruguay to begin recreational cannabis sales July 19

Kevin Huhn  | July 14, 2017

Legal sales of adult-use marijuana in Uruguay will begin next week at a limited number of pharmacies, and more than 5,000 people have registered as customers.

Recreational marijuana will be available starting July 19 in 5-gram amounts at 16 pharmacies nationwide, the South American country’s Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said in a statement.

The cannabis …