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French scientific committee recommends expanding medical marijuana program

A temporary scientific committee launched by the French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) has recommended that medical marijuana be authorized – five years after the country passed legislation to allow cannabis-based medicines. The initial rules allowed only for specific MJ medicines with licenses, also known as marketing authorization. The new […]

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United Kingdom sets date for first medical cannabis prescriptions

Specially trained doctors will be able to legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines for the first time in the United Kingdom starting Nov. 1, marking an important milestone for the medical marijuana industry in the country. The law introduced in the U.K. Parliament on Thursday will ultimately pave the way for one of the largest […]

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Medical marijuana demand, imports continue to climb in Germany

While Germany is on track to become one of the largest federally legal medical marijuana markets in the world, a lack of publicly available data on consumption makes it difficult for companies to assess the actual market opportunities. Unlike Health Canada, German authorities don’t publish centralized statistical information of the number of patients or amount […]

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‘Breakthrough’ in South Korea as cannabis law gets major backer

A move to legalize medical marijuana in South Korea picked up a key backer, increasing its chances of approval by the end of this year. South Korea would be the only country in Asia, besides Israel, to approve medical cannabis for qualifying patients, which would mark a significant milestone in the global medical cannabis industry. India […]

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Global Players Worth Watching

As more countries legalize medical and recreational cannabis, entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to become pioneers in the marijuana business.  From South America to Europe, India and Israel, companies are popping up to tackle cultivation and research, while others launch retail sales and ancillary businesses. Some companies with an established record in other industries are […]

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FDA sends another round of warnings to CBD producers

Federal drug authorities have sent another round of warning letters to CBD producers about making health claims. The recipients include CW Hemp, the Colorado Springs, Colorado, company that supplies the popular Charlotte’s Web medicine for intractable epilepsy. The Food and Drug Administration sent four warning letters Wednesday to two Colorado companies – CW Hemp and Pueblo-based That’s Natural! […]

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GW Pharma plans to expand marijuana operations in UK

One of the world’s biggest marijuanas companies – GW Phamaceuticals – is poised to get even bigger. The company announced that it’s planning an expansion in the United Kingdom, including the cultivation and processing of non-psychoactive cannabis, The Telegraph of London reported. GW Pharma’s plan stems from “anticipated demand” for a CBD-based drug, Sativex, designed […]

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