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Global Cannabis: Italy

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program Doctors could first recommend cannabis-derived medicine in 2006, but significant quantities weren’t prescribed until 2014.   Key Laws and Regulations Law: April 8, 1998, n. 94 Ordinance: July 18, 2006 Ministerial Decree: April 18, 2007 Ministerial Decree: Jan. 23, 2013   Market Data No centralized registry of patients exists. […]

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Global Cannabis: Jamaica

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program In 2015, Jamaica amended its so-called Dangerous Drug Act, which prohibited and punished marijuana cultivation, distribution and consumption, to establish a Cannabis Licensing Authority and develop an MMJ industry. In 2016, authorities finalized regulations and began accepting business license applications.   Key Laws and Regulations Dangerous Drugs Act of […]

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Global Cannabis: Germany

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program Germany established the current regulatory framework for its medical cannabis program in March 2017. It replaced a more restrictive program that had been in place for years.   Key Laws and Regulations Amendment of the German Narcotic Law, implemented in March 2017 Narcotics Act Medicinal Products Act Pharmacy Law […]

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Global Cannabis: South Africa

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program A legal framework for the cultivation and processing of cannabis as an ingredient in registered medicines was approved in 2017. When local production is up and running, more regulations will be needed to facilitate access.   Key Laws and Regulations Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965 Cultivation of […]

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Global Cannabis: Lesotho

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program A 2008 law allowed for some medical cannabis businesses, but legislation was updated last year to create regulatory certainty the industry needed to get off the ground. Another update is planned for this year.   Key Laws and Regulations 2008 Drugs of Abuse Act Drugs of Abuse (Cannabis) Regulations, […]

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Global Cannabis: Uruguay

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program The law legalizing medical and recreational cannabis was approved in December 2013, but implementation has proceeded slowly.   Key Laws and Regulations Law 19.172–2013, and its regulatory decrees   Market Data Here’s a snapshot of the recreational market as of the end of June 2019: 36,487 customers. 7,163 home […]

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Global Cannabis: Israel

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program Israel has allowed medical cannabis use with a physician’s prescription since 1973, but an industry didn’t begin to take shape until the 1990s.   Key Laws and Regulations Dangerous Drugs Ordinance of 1973 Government Resolution 1587 of 2016 Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, Amendment 16 of 2019   Market Data Israel’s […]

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