Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Australian companies ramping up for medical marijuana market

Australian businesses looking to enter the nation’s nascent medical cannabis market are doing plenty of prep work, including raising millions and signing partnership deals. Within recent days, Perth-based AusCann was at the center of two such related developments. The publicly traded company on Wednesday revealed it is attempting to raise 10 million Australian dollars ($7.4 […]

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Canadian producer Tilray expands its cannabis export market

Tilray, a major licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer, expanded its international reach with recent MMJ exports to Cyprus and Chile. Tilray, which is owned by Seattle-based Privateer, said its shipment to Cyprus consisted of Tilray drops, a medical cannabis extract product. Tilray’s agreement with Chile calls for its MMJ products to initially be sold through pharmacies in […]

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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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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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