Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

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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Utah governor signs bill allowing research into medical cannabis

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a bill to allow research into the health benefits and risks of medical marijuana. State lawmakers rejected a larger medical marijuana program before sending the research bill to the governor to sign over the weekend, the Associated Press reported. The Utah Medical Association endorsed the research proposal, saying more […]

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Steep Hill Labs partners with Israeli marijuana firm

California-based Steep Hill Labs entered into a partnership with iCAN, an Israeli medical marijuana company, to establish a testing lab in the Middle Eastern country. The deal is perhaps the first of its kind for a U.S.-based marijuana testing company to expand internationally. An Israeli testing firm announced last month it planned to set up shop […]

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Aussie medical cannabis company raises AU$10 million

Australian medical marijuana firm MGC Pharmaceuticals raised 10 million Australian dollars ($7.7 million) to foster development of MMJ products and purchase other companies According to Business Insider Australia, the medical grade cannabis company will use the funds for clinical trials and research and development involving pharmaceutical-grade MMJ products. The company is also seeking acquisition prospects at […]

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Week in Review: Sessions’ cannabis remarks, Oxford MMJ research & odd pairing in MA

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey Attorney General Jeff Sessions again criticizes marijuana without offering a clear policy plan, Oxford University receives millions to study medical cannabis, and Massachusetts liquor store owners are eyeing the rec MJ market. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Third lawsuit launched in Canada over tainted medical marijuana

A third proposed class-action lawsuit over pesticide-laden medical marijuana in Canada raises additional questions about Health Canada’s claim that people who consumed the tainted cannabis weren’t becoming ill. According to The Globe and Mail, the Nova Scotia man listed in the new proposed class action allegedly became violently ill after consuming medical marijuana he purchased from […]

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Oxford University receives $12.3M to study medical marijuana

One of the world’s top research universities, Oxford University, has received 10 million pounds ($12.3 million) from a London-based private equity firm to study the medical benefits of marijuana, a move that could lead to more acceptance of MMJ as a medicinal therapy worldwide. According to a news release, Oxford will use the money to identify state-of-the-art […]

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Colombia’s medical cannabis infrastructure still in the works

Colombia, one of the latest countries to legalize medical marijuana, is still working toward a functional cannabis industry. But it’s getting there. The largest company poised to take advantage of the new system is Canada-based PharmaCielo, which was awarded a business license to produce MMJ in Colombia last June. But according to the New York […]

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