Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

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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MA holding company helps Israeli MMJ firm expand US reach

Medical marijuana research firm Tikun Olam has expanded its partnership with a canna-centric Massachusetts holding company that will eventually increase the Israeli business’ U.S. footprint to seven states. Under its new agreement with Newton, Massachusetts-based holding company MariMed, Tikun Olam’s MMJ products will be grown, manufactured and sold in four states where MariMed has a presence – […]

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Latest medical cannabis market launches Down Under

Medical marijuana is now legal on the island state of Tasmania, which is technically part of Australia. The limited program launched Friday, according to the Hemp Gazette, with patients able to purchase MMJ only through pharmacies. But the spread of new medical marijuana markets on a global scale is yet another indication the industry isn’t […]

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Israeli, Canadian firms partner to run four US marijuana facilities

An Israeli medical marijuana company is teaming up with a Canadian firm with the goal of opening four MMJ production facilities in the United States. Israel-based Panaxia and the Canadian Bioceutical Corp. have signed a contract in which CBC will finance the four projects while Panaxia will oversee construction and then manage the operations, Israeli […]

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GW Pharma plans to expand marijuana operations in UK

One of the world’s biggest marijuanas companies – GW Phamaceuticals – is poised to get even bigger. The company announced that it’s planning an expansion in the United Kingdom, including the cultivation and processing of non-psychoactive cannabis, The Telegraph of London reported. GW Pharma’s plan stems from “anticipated demand” for a CBD-based drug, Sativex, designed […]

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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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Banking troubles for Uruguay’s recreational cannabis businesses

It didn’t take long for recreational marijuana businesses in Uruguay to encounter a key challenge that hinders U.S. cannabis companies: banking. Uruguayan pharmacies began selling adult-use cannabis July 19, but the South American nation’s banks are refusing to do business with companies tied to marijuana. A government official – speaking on the condition of anonymity – said […]

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Research pioneer Israel approves exporting medical marijuana

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 billion shekels a […]

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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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