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Cover Story: What’s Next for Infused Products

May 1, 2019 · Updated June 6, 2021

Shaking up your cannabis-infused product line is one way to appeal to new consumers and excite loyal brand enthusiasts. But where do you start? Consistently dosed, cannabis-infused food and beverage products with inventive flavor profiles will continue to win with consumers, manufacturers agree. But leveraging emerging science and technology—and tracking trends in the mainstream food […]

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Canadian cannabis wholesalers report CBD shortage, while imports lag far behind

April 9, 2019 · Updated July 4, 2020

Provincial wholesalers and medical patients in Canada report a shortfall of CBD products for the nonmedical and medical markets, and new data released to Marijuana Business Daily suggests imports aren’t enough to fill the gap. Cannabidiol in Canada can be sold to adults only via a provincially or territorially authorized cannabis retailer or directly by […]

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Guernsey releases marijuana regulations, licenses first business

March 22, 2019

A self-governing British Crown dependency in the English Channel updated its licensing regulations for CBD products and the cultivation of cannabis. Guernsey opened the door to medical cannabis and cannabidiol businesses last year by updating its Misuse of Drugs (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law. Read the related updates for CBD here and here. Celebrated won the […]

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Canadian medical cannabis exports tripled last year, as race for European market position intensifies

March 21, 2019 · Updated March 23, 2019

Exports of medical cannabis from Canada soared last year as the country’s biggest licensed cannabis companies continued to establish beachheads in new medical markets overseas. Shipments of dried cannabis tripled to 1,460 kilograms (3,219 pounds) in 2018, compared with 500 kilograms in 2017 and only 44 kilograms in 2016. Exports of medical cannabis oil doubled […]

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EU resolution’s medical cannabis definition too restrictive, experts say

February 21, 2019 · Updated February 24, 2019

While the European Parliament’s approval of a resolution to develop a European strategy for medical cannabis was well received by industry stakeholders, the business effects of the move may be less rosy for a rapidly evolving industry. “This is a missed opportunity,” Guillaume Balas, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from France, wrote on […]

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South Korea’s medical marijuana law to go into effect in March

February 19, 2019 · Updated May 6, 2019

A groundbreaking law legalizing medical cannabis in South Korea that takes effect March 12 will pave the way for the first import of certain THC- and CBD-based medications. Although approved products will remain tightly restricted, the new law marks a significant milestone in the global industry and a turning point in how the drug is perceived in […]

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UK receives initial ‘bulk’ shipment of medical cannabis

February 15, 2019 · Updated September 4, 2019

The United Kingdom received its first-ever import of “bulk” medical cannabis this week, marking a milestone for a market that has so far relied on patient-specific imports to meet demand, experts say. The development represents a change in how cannabis enters the country. “To date, all imports have been for a single, predefined patient. This […]

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US cannabis companies have advantage for CBD exports to Brazil

February 15, 2019

It’s usually assumed that Canadian licensed cannabis producers have an advantage when it comes to international expansion, but the United States may have an edge over Canada in one country: Brazil. The South American country has seen steady growth in patient numbers over the past year, with the majority of CBD products arriving from the […]

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Greece challenges Denmark in race to be Europe’s marijuana hub

February 13, 2019

Greece has received as many as 30 foreign investment applications for medical and industrial cannabis production worth approximately 350 million euros ($400 million), potentially setting up the country to be the European Union’s top supplier of medical cannabis in coming years. While few of the licenses have yet to be approved, that value challenges Denmark’s […]

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Belgium considering medical marijuana agency to govern production, distribution

February 8, 2019

Belgium’s minority government has proposed a law that calls for the establishment of a medical cannabis agency to oversee production and distribution in pharmacies, hospitals and research institutes. If approved, the law would greatly expand access to medical cannabis in the country, though the most important details – including related regulations – are yet to […]

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