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Latin American Cannabis Symposium kicks off, focusing on region’s business opportunities and growth prospects

MJBizCon’s inaugural Latin American Cannabis Symposium kicks off in Bogotá on Monday at a time when expectations are high that this region will emerge as a low-cost marijuana cultivation juggernaut. More than 500 marijuana industry entrepreneurs, investors and executives from 20 countries are attending the two-day conference at the Grand Hyatt Bogotá. In addition from Latin […]

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A new way to commercialize cannabis in Canada: Q&A with Mark Spear of Wildfire Collective

Wildfire Collective is spearheading Canada’s first exclusively outdoor, multisite craft cannabis operation focusing on high terpene, full spectrum extracts. “This really is something that’s going to help differentiate us when margin compression comes in the near future,” said Mark Spear, founder and CEO of the Ottawa-area company. Unlike many  publicly traded cannabis companies in Canada, Wildfire […]

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Proposed overhaul of Australia’s medical cannabis framework ‘far too slow,’ industry officials say

Executives welcomed recommendations to improve the framework governing Australia’s medical cannabis scheme as a potential breakthrough, but some said the expected implementation of the proposals is “far too slow” for a sector in need of regulatory improvement today. The recommendations – made in a government-commissioned report authored by John McMillan, law professor at Australian National University in […]

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Ecuador moves closer to legalize medical cannabis and hemp

Ecuador is one of the few South American countries that still has not legalized medical cannabis nor hemp, but that could change soon. This week, the country’s Congress approved a major reform of the Organic Integral Criminal Code. If given the green light by the executive branch – which has the authority to veto proposed […]

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Mexico has over a month to legalize recreational cannabis, with 10 proposed laws in the mix

With a court-ordered deadline to legalize recreational cannabis in Mexico approaching next month, parliamentarians have no fewer than 10 proposed laws to scrutinize. It is anyone’s guess which one will come out on top. But the clock is ticking, with lawmakers facing a little more than a month to pass legalization legislation. Mexico would become […]

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Paraguay to open application process for medical cannabis production licenses in October

Paraguay plans to open up the application process next month for businesses seeking to secure a production license for the country’s new medical cannabis industry. The nation’s health minister, Julio Mazzoleni, announced during a press conference on Thursday the approval of a resolution establishing the guidelines to apply for the first commercial production licenses. Five vertically integrated […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jamaica readies rules for commercial medical cannabis exports

Jamaica is engaging stakeholders over highly anticipated regulations to govern the export of commercial-scale medical cannabis, and the rules are expected to be finalized within weeks, according to Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw. Marijuana Business Daily obtained a copy of the draft rules ahead of their release from a source who requested anonymity. The proposals are subject to […]

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