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EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabwe approves first license for private cannabis company

A Zimbabwe company says it received approval for its cannabis license, which will make it the first in the country to be permitted to commercially produce medical marijuana nearly a year after the country legalized cultivation for medicinal and scientific purposes. Precision Cannabis Therapeutics Zimbabwe was approved for the license March 7, pending payment of a […]

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Canada warns marijuana companies over ‘age gating,’ online promotions

Canada’s cannabis regulator issued a lengthy warning to license holders concerning possible noncompliant promotional activities since the Cannabis Act went into force last fall. In a letter sent late last week, Corinne Guenette, director of Health Canada’s compliance promotion and policy branch, reminded companies of their obligation to comply with the Cannabis Act, in particular […]

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Canada’s first indigenous-owned cannabis producer aims for June sales

One of six licensed cannabis producers in Canada with indigenous ties is aiming to take its products to market by June. Akwesasne, Ontario-based Seven Leaf – which is also the first fully indigenous-owned and -operated licensed producer – is in the process of growing its first harvest for Health Canada approval. CEO Lewis Mitchell told […]

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Seattle law firm sues US government over marijuana industry border bans

A Washington state law firm is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to gain “immediate” access to records it hopes will shed light on why some foreign nationals – particularly Canadians – have been denied entry to the United States because of their involvement in the legal cannabis industry. The suit targeting the U.S. […]

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Aphria’s flagship CA$190 million cannabis greenhouse is fully licensed

Aphria’s primary cannabis facility in Leamington, Ontario, is now fully authorized by Health Canada to begin cultivation, paving the way for the first products from the licensed producer’s massive expansion to reach consumers as early as this summer. The move comes only days after a flagship cannabis greenhouse owned by Aurora Cannabis – one of […]

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INCB Report: Certain medical cannabis programs violate international drug control treaties

Only a month after the World Health Organization recommended a less-stringent scheduling of cannabis, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) declared that recreational marijuana programs and several medical programs are “contrary to the international drug control treaties.” The INCB’s 2018 annual report could be a step back for those expecting meaningful reform at an international […]

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