Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News in Other Regions

Steep Hill Labs partners with Israeli marijuana firm

John Schroyer  | March 23, 2017

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 …

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

John Schroyer  | March 17, 2017

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.

Oxford University receives $12.3M to study medical marijuana

Bart Schaneman  | March 16, 2017

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 …

South Africa may legalize medical cannabis production

John Schroyer  | February 21, 2017

The legal medical marijuana trade is poised to spread to its fifth world region: Africa.

The South African Medical Control Council plans to soon publish “proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use,” according to Independent Online.

Parliament member Narend Singh told an IOL property, The Mercury, he received a letter from the …