Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

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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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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