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In Canada, a macro wait for micro licenses in cannabis

Small-scale cannabis growers in Canada are facing such burdensome licensing regulations that fewer than 30 such applications have been made to Health Canada since legalization in October. One of the main problems regarding such licensing comes from restrictions imposed by municipalities, industry experts say. “Few municipalities have the zoning required to accommodate a micro-cultivation permit,” […]

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British Columbia won’t rule out starting own cannabis production scheme ‘in future’

British Columbia says it could consider establishing its own licensing scheme for cannabis production in the future, however the province currently has no plan to take the unprecedented step. “It’s too speculative at this point to comment on what a plan could be,” the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General said in a statement to Marijuana […]

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Denmark approves ‘bulk’ medical cannabis exports as European programs stall

An executive order to implement bulk cannabis exports from Denmark went into force Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Health, putting Danish medical marijuana companies on a solid footing to compete across the European Union. Denmark is now a clear front-runner in Europe, where countries and businesses are jostling for position for what United Kingdom-based […]

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‘Investors smell opportunity’: Bermuda courts cannabis industry

Bermuda is lifting a regulatory ban on marijuana investment funds, a move that could grow the pool of international capital available for the legal cannabis industry and blaze a trail for other offshore financial centers. It is part of the British island territory’s plan to court the medical marijuana industry – both investment funds and cultivation […]

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Australia medical marijuana turns corner as patient count surpasses 2,000

Australia’s medical cannabis market is gaining momentum, as approvals for the medicine surpassed 2,000 for the first time. The country saw 568 medical cannabis approvals in November, a 42% increase on-month, bringing the total number of approvals for the first 11 months of 2018 to 2,072, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which regulates medical […]

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