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 […]Read More
South Korea is looking to become the first country in East Asia to legalize medical cannabis, marking a significant milestone in the global industry and a potential turning point in how the drug is perceived in traditionally conservative societies.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Medical marijuana will be available by prescription in the United Kingdom by autumn after it was formally approved by the government Thursday.
After the UK’s medical cannabis market opens in the fall, it will immediately become one of the largest in Europe.Read More
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 […]Read More
The United Kingdom is embarking on a full review of the medical benefits of cannabis that experts say could put the country on a path towards legalizing MMJ.Read More
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 […]Read More
Brazil is poised to become the largest Latin American cannabis market in the long term, but regulators have been slow to expand the existing program over the last few years.
Opportunities are also slow to develop in Paraguay and Peru, where medical cannabis laws were passed recently but still lack details about implementation.Read More
While Canada and the United States dominated marijuana headlines over the past year, their neighbors in Latin America also made some waves.
Though business and investment opportunities are not nearly as strong as they are in the United States and Canada, Latin American countries are making progress that paves the way for such opportunities down the road.Read More
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! […]Read More
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 […]Read More