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Cannabis goes corporate: Lobbyists, unions seek to shape marijuana industry [08.05.2021] The rally at the state capitol on April 20, the unofficial holiday for pot aficionados, brought out green-wigged supporters ringed in wisps of smoke. ...
After Aphria deal, the new Tilray eyes transformation into a global cannabis brands giant [03.05.2021] Tilray Inc. shareholders approved the merger with Aphria Inc., creating a cannabis powerhouse that’s both the largest medical marijuana company in Eu ...
Lesotho firm first in Africa to be granted EU licence for medical cannabis [21.04.2021] A company in Lesotho has become the first in Africa to receive a licence to sell medical cannabis to the EU. The country’s top medical cannabis produ ...
After ‘Green Rush,’ Canada’s legal pot suppliers are stumbling [18.04.2021] When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government’s legalized marijuana in 2018, a primary goal was to create a more equitable justice system — not a m ...
A Sustainable Future for Cannabis Farmers [16.04.2021] Learn how lessening the barriers for small farmers while raising them for large companies can help to steer legal cannabis markets in a more sustaina ...
This cannabis giant has European targets in its sights ahead of U.S. legalization frenzy, CEO says [12.04.2021] Cannabis deals in Europe will help pot giant Aphria build up a war chest ahead of an expected frenzy of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. High-mar ...
Big tobacco is coming for legal marijuana [08.04.2021] Big Tobacco has been planning for this moment for decades. A 1983 industry list titled New Product Ideas, made public as part of a court settlement, ...
New chairman of CLA wants ganja industry to earn maximum benefits globally [02.04.2021] Reforming the Cannabis industry into one which earns maximum benefits globally, is the goal of newly appointed Chairman for the Cannabis Licensing Au ...
New York legalizing weed could mean big things for the future of the cannabis industry [01.04.2021] New York became the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis, and is poised to become one of the nation's largest markets. The multibillion-dol ...
Cannabis: Black farmers to ‘shut down’ regulator [23.03.2021] The Black Farmers' Association of South Africa (BFASA) have threatened to shut down the regulatory authority for allegedly excluding them from opport ...
Mexico’s lower house approves recreational cannabis bill [11.03.2021] Mexico’s lower house has approved a bill that would legalise the recreational use of cannabis, putting the country on the path to becoming one of the ...
BAT looks beyond tobacco to Canadian marijuana [11.03.2021] British American Tobacco said it will buy a nearly 20% stake in Canada-based cannabis producer Organigram for about 126 million pounds ($175.8 millio ...
How tobacco giant Altria is becoming a cannabis company [09.02.2021] Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is well on its way to also being one of the world’s biggest and most influential cannabis compa ...
‘There’s no stopping the industry now’: Democratic control is a big win for marijuana [31.01.2021] Cannabis companies are positioning themselves for the greater likelihood that federal cannabis restrictions will be loosened significantly. Sales are ...
Mexico moves to create world’s largest legal cannabis market [12.01.2021] Mexico’s health ministry published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest le ...
How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption [27.12.2020] In the past decade, 15 states have legalized a regulated marijuana market for adults over 21, and another 17 have legalized medical marijuana. But in ...
After blockbuster Aphria-Tilray merger, world’s largest cannabis company eyes U.S. market [18.12.2020] Tilray and Aphria, two of the biggest marijuana companies in Canada, announced plans to merge and create the world’s largest cannabis outfit. With ex ...
Swiss cannabis market - a delicate balancing act [01.12.2020] Producing and selling hemp inflorescences (clusters of flowers on a stem) with a low THC content has been legal in Switzerland since 2017. However, t ...
Mexico may become the third country to legalise cannabis [21.11.2020] On November 19, the Senate began debating a bill that would make Mexico the third country in the world, after Uruguay and Canada, to legalise cannabi ...
Mexico is poised to legalize marijuana, but advocates don’t like the details [08.11.2020] It's the moment for which advocates of legal marijuana here have been waiting: Mexican lawmakers, working under a court order, have until mid-Decembe ...
Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs struggle for traction in Canada's cannabis industry [17.10.2020] A policy brief by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and the University of Toronto looked at c-suite level executives, parent companies and license ...
Mexico, plagued by cartel wars, on cusp of legal cannabis 'green rush' [01.10.2020] Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal expects a law to be passed before December for recreational use of the drug, allowing regulated private firms ...
Cannabis: A rush to corporate capture? [30.09.2020] Finance minister Tito Mboweni expects the newly legal cannabis industry to pour an estimated R4 billion into the government’s dwindling tax coffers w ...
Draft cannabis bill ‘completely misses the mark’ [23.09.2020] Two years ago, the Constitutional Court of South Africa decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal p ...
eSwatini: A brief tale of two laws [18.09.2020] The U.S. company Stem Holdings reported in 2019 that it had “received preliminary approval to become the only licensed growing farm and processing pl ...
Reputation, revenue at stake as Brazil weighs legalization of cannabis cultivation [18.09.2020] Brazil has fast-tracked a draft law that would legalize the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp. South America’s largest economy le ...
Cannabis Regulation and Development [09.09.2020] Significant policy shifts have led to an unprecedented boom in medical cannabis markets, while a growing number of countries are moving towards the l ...
Canopy Growth CEO’s partial-year compensation tops CA$45 million [11.08.2020] Canopy Growth’s chief executive earned 1,042 times more than the median compensation for the cannabis producer’s other employees in fiscal 2020. The ...
It could take 10 years to measure the impact of legalising weed [11.08.2020] The referendum on legalising recreational cannabis use is just over a month away. Campaigns for and against the change are well under way. We’ve had ...
King Mswati, Stem Holdings and the multi-billion political dagga cold war [01.08.2020] King Mswati allegedly entered into a deal with Stem Holdings and manipulated provisions of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA) by unleashing ...
Uzbekistan returns to its roots with cannabis cultivation [21.07.2020] Central Asia has a great climate for growing cannabis. The plant, which is indigenous to the region, blankets hillsides and reveals itself stubbornly ...
Thousands more pot shops needed to end illicit market: Fire & Flower CEO [06.07.2020] Canada needs to open as many as 4,000 cannabis stores, more than triple the current number of licensed outlets, if policymakers want to eliminate the ...
Cannabis Bill controversy: Did dagga growers influence MPs? [21.06.2020] Did dagga growers influence MPs? The withdrawal of the Opium and Habit-Forming Drugs (Amendment) Bill No.06 of 2020 in the House of Assembly, has rai ...
Growers association calls ganja industry a failed experiment [15.06.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPAJ) says despite the success of several Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) operators, Jamaica's regul ...
Cannabis companies are finding it tougher than ever to navigate the market [02.06.2020] Some of the biggest cannabis players when legalization took effect 20 months ago have successfully held on to their dominant positions, despite a yea ...
Lavish parties, greedy pols and panic rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ collapsed [24.05.2020] MedMen looked to become the Apple of pot, the first mainstream, nationwide consumer brand for the product that drove so many Americans to ingest and ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to qualified patients online [16.05.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has established interim measures to facilitate online sales by licensed retail herb houses to registered patie ...
Cannabis in high demand amid coronavirus pandemic [05.05.2020] According to cannabis industry analytics firm Headset, pot sales in the United States spiked in mid-March, with sales growth peaking at 64% in the we ...
Canopy Growth exits cannabis cultivation on three continents in major international pullback [16.04.2020] Canopy Growth is ceasing cannabis cultivation in Africa, Canada, Colombia and the United States in a bid to “improve efficiencies” in its global oper ...
Cannabis bankruptcies start to roll in as pandemic halts financing [06.04.2020] The cannabis bankruptcy filings are starting to roll in. Already plagued by a tough regulatory environment, disappointing sales and capital markets t ...
Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong? [05.04.2020] Two years on, the Canadian cannabis legalisation experiment hasn’t quite turned out as we reformers had hoped. The black market is still vibrant whil ...
Missed earnings, misdirection put Canadian cannabis executives in hot seat [01.04.2020] The exodus of cannabis executives in Canada is in full swing after their companies raked up collective net losses exceeding CA$6 billion ($4.4 billio ...
Cannabis scientists are chasing the perfect high [01.04.2020] The cannabis business has arrived at a critical moment. Now that pot has become something like a regular consumer product, customers are increasingly ...
Big cannabis in the UK [18.03.2020] The BMJ has uncovered links between companies, campaign groups and individuals lobbying for wider patient access to cannabis for medical use and a pa ...
'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving [18.03.2020] Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market ...
Gov’t assisting transition of traditional ganja growers to legal industry [25.02.2020] Minister of State for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Government, through its Alternative Development Programme ...
A 70/30 split on investment in medical cannabis industry [22.02.2020] Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir is making it clear that 30 per cent of any investment coming to Barbados for the medicinal canna ...
Mboweni says ‘legalize it!’ as he dares cops to arrest him for growing dagga [03.02.2020] In a series of tweets on Sunday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni uploaded photos of dagga plants growing on his farm in Limpopo, which he explained wer ...
'This was supposed to be reparations': Why is LA's cannabis industry devastating black entrepreneurs? [03.02.2020] A Los Angeles government program set up to provide cannabis licenses to people harmed by the war on drugs has been plagued by delays, scandal and bur ...
FP Dealmakers: ‘There are going to be bankruptcies' [30.01.2020] The one thing Bay Street’s top cannabis bankers are all in agreement about is how difficult it has become for the pot sector to raise money over the ...
Another cannabis company teeters on the edge [29.01.2020] Last week was a wild one for MedMen, the multistate cannabis retailer based in Culver City, California. As CEO Adam Bierman was getting ready to do a ...
Cannabis companies could go bust in 2020, industry insiders predict [21.01.2020] What a difference a year makes. Around this time in 2019, the cannabis sector was booming. Investors wanted in and stock prices were skyrocketing. To ...
SA and legal cannabis: profits should be reaped, but like any industry, there are also risks [21.01.2020] South Africa’s cannabis conversation is shifting into a new gear, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on the record as pushing for full legalisation. ...
Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S. [19.01.2020] Some of Canada's biggest cannabis producers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financ ...
Pot industry heads to Davos as stocks rebound: Cannabis Weekly [19.01.2020] Tough times in the cannabis industry aren’t stopping its leaders from going to Davos. For the second year in a row, there will be a Cannabis House in ...
The Great Cannabis Crash of 2019 [14.01.2020] Bad news about the so-called "Green Rush" rolled in slowly at first, picking up steam around the end of last summer. Stocks started to dive. Layoffs ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
Investors rush to bring weed to the masses [13.01.2020] Europe's first cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Medical Cannabis and Wellness ETF, dubbed CBSX, launched in Germany. A joint project of Purpo ...
Why is medical marijuana a high ranking priority for Thailand's military? [12.01.2020] South-East Asia is notorious for its brutal approach to policing drug use and production. But in Thailand change is afoot, as authorities seek to dev ...
Foreign assets could be next on the block for cash-hungry cannabis companies [10.01.2020] Two years ago, Canadian cannabis companies were racing to scoop up international assets, from swaths of fertile land in southern Africa to cultivatio ...
South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market [08.01.2020] Following the Constitutional Court's decision in 2018 to decriminalize the personal use and cultivation of cannabis in South Africa, there are concer ...
'There's just no money coming in': Cannabis sector bracing for wave of insolvencies in 2020 [31.12.2019] Cannabis industry insiders are bracing for a slew of bankruptcies in the coming year as small and medium-sized companies low on cash struggle to rais ...
Why Canada's cannabis bubble burst [29.12.2019] When Canada legalised marijuana just over a year ago, it seemed like anyone who was anyone wanted to break into the market. The media nicknamed the f ...
America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets [27.12.2019] After 20 years of experience, legal marijuana growers in the U.S. have a reputation for creating the best product in the world, scientifically grown ...
Peak pot? Thick haze dulls hype around cannabis startups [16.12.2019] The hype around cannabis startups in recent years intoxicated many investors. But poor balance sheets and plummeting share prices has made the comedo ...
Inside the billion-dollar race to patent cannabis [09.12.2019] The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already issued several patents for specific kinds of cannabis and for more wide-ranging “utility pat ...
CLA issues 50 cannabis licences in two years [08.12.2019] The four-year-old Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) reached another major milestone last week by issuing its 50th licence for medicinal use of the d ...
‘B.C. bud’ cannabis still underground, John Horgan hopes to rescue it [02.12.2019] British Columbia used to supply half of Canada’s marijuana, export it to the United States by the hockey bag, and bring home a bong-full of blue ribb ...
Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
De Caires has high hopes despite pace of Cannabis Commission! [17.11.2019] Andre De Caires of the Cannabis Movement of St. Lucia is not satisfied with the pace at which the recently formed Cannabis Commission is working. The ...
Battered cannabis investors still seek bottom after Canopy plunges [15.11.2019] Canopy Growth Corp. led another mass selloff in the Canadian cannabis space after an earnings miss had investors once again looking for a bottom in t ...
Canadian cannabis group appeals to Trudeau to help fix industry challenges [15.11.2019] An industry group representing Canada’s biggest cannabis companies is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help address some of the industry ...
Government throws its weight behind medical cannabis sector [13.11.2019] With the issuance of a wide-ranging ministry report on the medical cannabis industry, Israel is for the first time making clear its intention to back ...
Cannabis in Thailand: How far will the green gold rush go? [07.11.2019] Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis for medical use and ...
Reasons marijuana legalization seems to be failing [05.11.2019] When it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a t ...
All dried up: How Bay Street cashed in on the cannabis frenzy before the carnage [01.11.2019] The warning signs were there all summer, but it wasn’t until the first business day of September that the reckoning arrived for Canadian cannabis com ...
Glimmer of hope for cannabis industry as talks continue with US [31.10.2019] Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence has indicated that there could be headway in sig ...
As Russian money poured into cannabis, Giuliani allies scrambled to partake [23.10.2019] Federal law still treats cannabis as an illegal substance, and traditional banks have been wary of getting involved. Wealthy financiers have moved in ...
Small-scale outdoor growing is firing up Legalization 2.0 [23.10.2019] Mark Spear might be a thorn in the side of the Canadian weed industry. Or he may be a heel. He certainly stands out when it comes to gently pissing o ...
South Africa’s budding cannabis industry is waiting for regulations to catch up [20.10.2019] South Africa’s budding cannabis industry has made huge strides over the last year since the Constitutional Court upheld South Africans’ right to priv ...
A year in the weeds: Why the cannabis industry didn't take off the way everyone planned [15.10.2019] Dozens of legal cannabis producers, backed by billions in investor capital, were expected to put the black market on its heels, launching Canada to t ...
Jamaica joins global stock markets in bracing for impact of Cannabis Banking Bill [11.10.2019] The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has joined other stock markets across the globe in bracing for the impact of the Cannabis Banking Bill, which is cur ...
Canada’s cannabis colonialism [09.10.2019] Canadian weed companies have their eye on a massive prize: the lucrative medical and adult cannabis markets that are emerging around the world. Much ...
Feeling burned: The first year of legal cannabis has been a complete disaster for investors [09.10.2019] The legalization of cannabis in Canada was supposed to be a catalyst — the most powerful one yet, investors and analysts alike thought — that would l ...
Facing stiff competition, will Colombia's marijuana industry go up in smoke? [07.10.2019] Cannabis company Clever Leaves has only managed to export a few marijuana derivatives because of the tight regulations threatening to choke Colombia’ ...
'No plantation mentality!' [03.10.2019] Noted cannabis advocate Ras Iyah V has issued a warning to prospective overseas investors who may have intentions of exploiting small ganja farmers t ...
Mexico could have state-owned cannabis company [02.10.2019] The coordinator of the MORENA party at the Lower Chamber Mario Delgado Carrillo presented an initiative for the creation of a legal market for the pu ...
Strike cannabis off Controlled Substances Act [30.09.2019] Cannabis guru Ras Iyah V says the time has come for developing nations, including those of the Caribbean, to collectively lobby the US to strike cann ...
The Challenges of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia [30.09.2019] In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decisi ...
Cannabis industry hopes SAFE Banking Act will spark new wave of growth, especially in U.S. [27.09.2019] For the first time in history, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to both validate and protect the burgeoning cannabis industry by ...
Caribbean gov’ts urged to take unified approach to cannabis trade [27.09.2019] St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar is calling for Caricom and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) t ...
Cannabis: le Maroc peut-il surfer sur la vague verte? [24.09.2019] Le pétrole vert du Maroc fait saliver les nouvelles industries émergentes qui promettent des produits miracles à base de cannabis. Malgré les perspec ...
Why pot's illicit history is making it so hard for companies to get patents in the legal cannabis era [13.09.2019] When Canopy Growth Corp. announced a plan to acquire cannabis researcher Ebbu Inc. for US$330 million last October, it touted the company’s intellect ...
One of the largest pharma companies in the world has made a big move in cannabis [12.09.2019] A subsidiary of NYSE-traded giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with medical cannabis company Canndoc to distribute its GMP products to phar ...
Colombia is turning into a major medical marijuana producer [07.09.2019] Other countries are passing laws to permit the production, import and export of medical marijuana but Colombia has a leg up because it did so three y ...
Black market pot entered CannTrust facility, flowed into legal market last year: Sources [06.09.2019] Senior operating staff working at CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s Pelham, Ont. facility late last year brought cannabis seeds from the black market into pr ...
The reason pot stocks will never recover [30.08.2019] Marijuana stocks. At a glance, they seem like a disruption investor’s dream... After all, it’s a multi-billion-dollar market opening up after 100 yea ...
Roll up, roll up: capitalism will drive cannabis legalisation in Ireland [23.08.2019] It is inevitable that cannabis will be legalised in Ireland in the coming years. It may take five years or even longer for the prohibition to be full ...
Weed investment boom sparks calls for City pot exchange [20.08.2019] Canada was once the centre of a gold rush, but now a "green rush" for cannabis is setting stock markets alight. As the world's most progressive count ...
Ganja export regulations to be finalised September [16.08.2019] The Jamaican Government is finalising legislation to allow for marijuana producers to export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheri ...
'Growing outside is a dream': Asparagus makes way for cannabis in Canada's fields [07.08.2019] The amount of outdoor-grown cannabis will make up a small portion of the market this year — less than 10 per cent of the cultivation licenses granted ...
The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem [02.08.2019] The Canadian cannabis industry is booming. From giant industrial operations such as Canopy Growth to smaller “luxury” cannabis retailers, to an array ...
Canada's cannabis industry just beginning to bud [31.07.2019] Mark Rendell, a business journalists for Canada's second-largest daily, The Globe and Mail, says the decision to legalize cannabis has led to a gold ...
Auxly Cannabis stock soars as British tobacco giant Imperial takes 20% stake [25.07.2019] British tobacco company Imperial Brands is getting into the cannabis business with a $123 million investment in Auxly Cannabis, the Canadian company ...
U.S. bankers are answering the call of cannabis as deals flow away from Canada [23.07.2019] After years of Canada dominating the world of marijuana finance, the country’s head start is evaporating and U.S. bankers are increasingly answering ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Bruce Linton's firing signals it is time for the cannabis industry to start delivering [03.07.2019] The surprise ousting of the chief executive officer of Canada’s foremost cannabis company is a sign of things to come, some observers warned, as the ...
Reefer Madness or Pot Paradise? The surprising legacy of the place where legal weed began [30.06.2019] Colorado’s first-in-the-nation experiment has reshaped health, politics, rural culture and criminal justice in surprising ways that often defy both t ...
‘There’s no opposition now’: how a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed [29.06.2019] In 2018 Canada became the second country, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. By catching the green wave, Canopy Growth’s co-chief executive ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Want to grow your own cannabis? Get ready to fight ‘Big Marijuana’ [19.06.2019] Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature inste ...
Global marijuana trade is still five to seven years off, but Canada aims to be world's cannabis king [17.06.2019] Cam Battley believes that in the not-too-distant future, his company — one of Canada’s largest licensed producers — will be exporting a “significant ...
The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door [15.06.2019] In a sandy draw of the Santa Rita Hills, a cannabis company is planning to erect hoop greenhouses over 147 acres — the size of 130 football fields — ...
In the land with a rich history of growing weed, cannabis capitalism is an uneasy fit [05.06.2019] There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don ...
Colombia has 100-plus licensed cannabis firms, but only a handful have registered cultivars [31.05.2019] Interest in Colombia’s medical marijuana market is booming, but out of over 100 licensed cannabis companies operating in the country few have finishe ...
Asia emerging as new frontier for Canadian cannabis players [30.05.2019] As cannabis companies eye expansion in European and South American markets, Asia is poised to be a new frontier for some major Canadian pot players. ...
Israel is banking on cannabis as its next big industry [29.05.2019] Israel sees legal production of medicine based on cannabis as its next big industry, hoping to tap into a global market that research organizations e ...
Israel's BOL Pharma aims for top of the world's medical marijuana industry [27.05.2019] It started 85 years ago as a farm on Moshav Ein Iron growing peaches and avocados, but if the plans of the Israeli company Breath of Life come to fru ...
The green rush: should you invest in cannabis? [25.05.2019] How big is the legal cannabis industry? Every time I think I’ve seen the highest estimate along comes another breathless puff piece with an even bigg ...
'Price-conscious' pot consumers find backyard planting way cheaper [22.05.2019] The federal Cannabis Act specifies that each household can cultivate up to four plants — either indoors or out. Manitoba and Quebec have opted to pro ...
Expert says new laws stifling legal ganja industry [22.05.2019] Ganja growers and producers say regulations to the updated Dangerous Drugs Act (2015) are too stringent and pose a major impediment to those who repr ...
High finance: Mr Nice 'cannabis lifestyle' shop opens in London [16.05.2019] Howard Marks made his name in the illicit drugs trade but the late drugs baron is making a posthumous comeback to cash in on a booming legal trade in ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation and has made a nu ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
Through all the smoke, the cannabis industry needs to develop a bigger vision [10.05.2019] The cannabis industry can build a better and regenerative culture, rather than falling into the same old tired and destructive human and corporate pa ...
Cannabis can be grown outdoors for pennies on the dollar. So why is hardly anyone doing it? [09.05.2019] Cannabis companies have spent the early days of the legal recreational cannabis era building massive growing facilities, but the chief executive of 4 ...
China cashes in on the cannabis boom [06.05.2019] China has made your iPhone, your Nikes. Now, it wants to grow your cannabis. Two of China’s 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cann ...
Jamaicans are worried foreigners will take over the ganja market [04.05.2019] Since 2015, Jamaica has become the site of a ganja gold rush, as foreign investors pump in money and set up shop on the island. Smaller local farmers ...
Paulwell joins lobby to get banking services for cannabis industry [03.05.2019] The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is again being pressed about its role in charting the way forward to enable the legal cannabis industry to access financial ...
Cannabis co-operatives: Can working together preserve small players? [01.05.2019] Hezekiah Allen believes in small family farms, though he’s biased — he grew up on one. Born in an off-the-grid community of rural Humboldt County, Al ...
Sunny Portugal: A gateway to Europe's medical pot market [24.04.2019] Famous for its roasted suckling pig and wines, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede now hosts the country's first medical cannabis production farm - a b ...
Germany to launch cannabis farming as Canada's Aurora, Aphria win tenders [18.04.2019] Germany has awarded contracts to supply domestically-grown cannabis to two Canadian companies, as it seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana ind ...
4/21 organizers want to reclaim cannabis from corporations [18.04.2019] On 4/20, cannabis consumers across the United States will light one up in celebration of cannabis culture. In 10 states and counting, that celebratio ...
The cannabis ‘gold rush’ is underway and shows no sign of stopping, says pot CEO [18.04.2019] With 33 states now offering some form of legal medical or recreational marijuana, and pot companies expanding their footprints across the country, th ...
Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market [17.04.2019] When Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Boheco: This cannabis startup is weeding out the high notes for a hemp economy [16.04.2019] Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), is a first mover in the industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis’ space in India. Boheco slowly started making inroads in ...
Global cannabis investors souring on Canada's potential [16.04.2019] Six months after cannabis was legalized in Canada, many of the people in search of a financial windfall appear ready to turn their attention elsewher ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en ...
Mania for China’s hemp-related companies prompts stock regulator to crack down [07.04.2019] Chinese cannabis-related stocks have been getting way too high this year for Beijing’s taste, prompting a crackdown to control the investor mania. Ma ...
A budding trade: Industrial cannabis is booming in China [04.04.2019] The hemp plant has a history in China. It was probably twisted into the world’s first rope there around 2,800BC. Since its cooler sister, marijuana, ...
How cannabis is firing up the U.S. supply chain [04.04.2019] With the recreational use of cannabis now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia and medical marijuana legal in 23 states, marijuana is on i ...
Can marijuana create a path to justice? [02.04.2019] The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key iss ...
Will Germany become the world's largest market for medicinal cannabis? [30.03.2019] The use of medicinal cannabis has been allowed in Germany for two years now. But because domestic cultivation hasn't gotten off the ground yet, the p ...
Barbados tells of plans to develop cannabis industry [29.03.2019] Barbados has announced plans to establish a medicinal cannabis industry project implementation unit tasked with establishing the administrative frame ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Don't be greedy! Why cannabis companies should support home cultivation [20.03.2019] One of the great things about the cannabis industry is that it has dramatically sped up the process of ending cannabis prohibition and achieving advo ...
The great green gold rush [16.03.2019] In South Africa’s richest suburb, against the backdrop of dazzling tower blocks belonging to law firms and insurance companies, a brand-new industry ...
Canadian company partners with Westmoreland farmers to grow ganja [08.03.2019] Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian indigenous integrated cannabis company, has signed an agreement to partner with the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganga Farmer ...
Marijuana farmers, company haggle over price [08.03.2019] The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC) in St Vincent and Grenadines, Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging farmers not to accept anything ...
Bankers circling Europe's growing cannabis market [05.03.2019] Investors who are eager for the cannabis industry in Europe to emulate the boom in pot-stock listings in Canada may not have much longer to wait, jud ...
Colorado lawmakers taking second crack at bill that would allow publicly traded marijuana companies [04.03.2019] A bill that opens the door for out-of-state investors and private equity firms to wade into Colorado’s regulated marijuana business waters passed its ...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] To listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the ...
Cannabis: Le commerce international s’organise… sauf au Maroc [01.03.2019] Depuis 2013, pas moins de dix Etats américains et la capitale fédérale, ainsi que le Canada et l’Uruguay, ont autorisé l’usage légal du cannabis pour ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
European Parliament passes cannabis resolution, joins WHO in supporting medical marijuana [13.02.2019] Following reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending a rescheduling of cannabis and several of its key components under internati ...
Slowing the legal weed freight train [12.02.2019] Sabet's strategy for sabotaging legalization is to offer legislators what he calls "a true decriminalization and justice" bill, which would do away w ...
Invest in marijuana? What are you smoking? [11.02.2019] The rapid rise of marijuana legalization has created what some people call a bubble for marijuana stocks. It’s reminiscent of the dot-com craze in 19 ...
'Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,' says New York mayor Bill de Blasio [03.02.2019] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to legalize recreational marijuana, but he doesn't want the the market to be ov ...
World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties [01.02.2019] Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties ...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet ...
Cannabis comes to Davos, sharing spotlight with global elites [28.01.2019] If more proof was needed that cannabis is becoming accepted by the world’s financial and political elite, what better place to find it than at the Sw ...
Israeli cabinet approves law to allow medical cannabis exports [27.01.2019] Israel’s cabinet approved a law to allow exports of medical cannabis in a move expected to boost state revenues and the agriculture sector, and which ...
How Canopy Growth became the jolly green giant of cannabis [24.01.2019] The common wisdom among investors and analysts in the cannabis industry has been that bigger is better. They predict that cannabis will follow the pa ...
Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding [11.01.2019] A number of industry insiders who argue that the level of government control and intervention in the cannabis landscape in Canada, coupled with the s ...
Monopoly of medical cannabis not in public interest: Experts [08.01.2019] Authorities in Thailand overseeing a flood of patents for medical cannabis must consider the public interest, otherwise a commercial monopoly of the ...
Now for the hard part: Getting Californians to buy legal weed [02.01.2019] A billion dollars of tax revenue, the taming of the black market, the convenience of retail cannabis stores throughout the state — these were some of ...
Cannabis firms in conflict of interest for owning both pot producers and marijuana clinics, critics charge [27.12.2018] When doctors at the Solace Health Network of cannabis clinics prescribe their patients medical marijuana, one government-licensed producer of the dru ...
Tilray goes global with Novartis marijuana sales partnership [18.12.2018] Tilray Inc. has signed a global partnership with a division of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG to develop and distribute its medical marijuana in legal ...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th ...
Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana [08.12.2018] The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreati ...
Marlboro owner Altria invests $1.8 billion in cannabis company Cronos [07.12.2018] Tobacco giant Altira is investing $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group. That will give Altria a 45% stake in the company, with an o ...
Cannabis firm confirms investment talks with Marlboro maker [04.12.2018] Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is in talks with a Canadian cannabis producer over a potential investment in the firm. Canada's Cronos Grou ...
Navigating cannabis legalization 2.0 [04.12.2018] Legalization is not a simple yes-or-no decision, and its consequences for health, public safety, and social equity will be shaped by choices about pr ...
Marijuana, mountains and money: How Lesotho is cashing in [28.11.2018] Lesotho is aiming to make money from the booming medicinal marijuana industry, but the southern African nation already has an unheralded illicit trad ...
Dr Benedikt Fischer: Canada provides lessons on legal cannabis [27.11.2018] New Zealand is debating its cannabis policy, a process that led to legalisation of cannabis use and supply in Canada just last month. Since the two c ...
How to achieve weed equality [26.11.2018] The official body that's overseen the legal cannabis regulatory process in Massachusetts has given the much anticipated "commence operations" notice. ...
Why the future of marijuana farming could be craft weed [21.11.2018] There are plenty of predictions about how cannabis farming is poised to go corporate, but Big Marijuana is not inevitable, says Ryan Stoa, a professo ...
Greece eyes pot of gold as medicinal cannabis licensed [19.11.2018] Greece issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country, part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market wo ...
Cannabis industry says it needs more approved growers to meet Canadian demand [12.11.2018] More fully-licensed cannabis growers and cultivation space are needed to meet a voracious demand for legal marijuana, a spokesman for the industry sa ...
Cannabis companies race to clinch an edge in pot industry’s next phase of growth: Intellectual property [09.11.2018] A report by the Bank of Montreal, which assumed a blue-sky scenario in which the U.S. and all 28 countries in the European Union legalize marijuana f ...
Thousands of patients in limbo as ministry temporarily shuts top cannabis grower [07.11.2018] The Health Ministry has issued a temporary stop work order against Israel’s largest medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam, over concerns that the comp ...
Weed woes: Canada struggles to meet huge demand for legal cannabis [04.11.2018] Two weeks after Canada became the first G20 country to legalize cannabis amid much fanfare, numerous stores – both physical and digital – are struggl ...
Global cannabis industry eyes China for production and investment [02.11.2018] The global cannabis industry is targeting China for production and investment, while the country’s investors are warming up to the idea of placing th ...
Cannabis producers could be chasing global market worth $194 billion in seven years: BMO report [01.11.2018] The potential of the global cannabis industry is so vast that it could eventually make the sky-high valuations of some Canadian licensed producers lo ...
Please allow small farmers to benefit from ganja industry, says senator [30.10.2018] Senator Kerensia Morrison is calling on the Government to ensure that small farmers and the little man are not left out of the emerging ganja/cannabi ...
Cannabis price collapse putting billions in consumers’ pockets [18.10.2018] Wholesale cannabis prices could hit as low as $30 an ounce in some parts of the U.S. as another record crop of outdoor cannabis floods markets and si ...
Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law [15.10.2018] Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults ...
How the biggest pot stocks plan to win in what is about to become a 'brutal' industry [15.10.2018] The cannabis hype is about to come face-to-face with reality. After Canada legalizes recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, it will only take a quarter o ...
Pot companies failing at financial reporting, regulator says [10.10.2018] Cannabis companies are failing to adequately disclose even basic financial information to shareholders — from cost of production to fair value assess ...
Is India losing out on a ready-to-boom cannabis market by not legalising its use? [06.10.2018] Just about everybody smokes cannabis in India. Hush, not a word to anybody. We will all be arrested. It’s a democratic, egalitarian weed loved by cop ...
Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry? [03.10.2018] The cannabis industry’s moral challenge is to ensure the groups who have suffered the most under the drug war can participate in the green rush and e ...
U.S. cannabis producers fear Canada will 'dominate the industry' [29.09.2018] The CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech is watching the cannabis industry boom north of the border with more than a litt ...
'Monsanto of pot': How cannabis firms are seeking to lower growing costs [18.09.2018] As cannabis producers add to their harvest as Canada prepares to legalize recreational use starting Oct. 17, some companies are already exploring nov ...
Tilray CEO envisions US$100B future as company surges past Canopy's market cap [18.09.2018] Tilray Inc., the cannabis company that has seen its valuation double, could become a US$100 billion company, according to its CEO Brendan Kennedy, as ...
Agriculture minister seeks to link small ganja farmers with large processors [10.09.2018] Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he is looking to link small ganja farmers with large processors who have ...
Has Big Pharma’s ‘inevitable entrance’ into the cannabis space arrived? [03.09.2018] As Canada prepares to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, the medicinal potential of cannabis has attracted increased attention in the pharma ...
Canopy Growth CEO: We're not the Amazon or Google of pot yet, but we want to be [31.08.2018] Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC Friday the cannabis company is well ahead of its rivals in becoming the leading brand in legal marijuana but ...
Ganja: Discovering the future [22.08.2018] Despite cannabis being an integral part of the Jamaican identity, just five years ago local laws did not reflect the realities of its use in the coun ...
Constellation spends $4bn to lift stake in cannabis group Canopy [15.08.2018] Beer maker Constellation Brands doubled down on its bet on the budding marijuana industry, pumping just under $4bn into a Canadian group that has sou ...
Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational cannabis [13.08.2018] Premier Doug Ford is giving up Ontario’s monopoly on weed, opening sales of recreational cannabis to private stores by April 1 in a dramatic shift th ...
For US pot companies, Canada is the land of opportunity [25.07.2018] Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't ha ...
Cannabis store and cafe opens in Kingston [18.07.2018] Jamaica has opened its first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store located in Market place on Constant Spring Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony signifie ...
Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head [06.07.2018] Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge an ...
Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination [05.07.2018] It is rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye o ...
New regulations may spark Canada’s craft cannabis revolution [28.06.2018] While legalization in Canada is delayed until October 17th, 2018, Canadians are celebrating as micro-licenses are finally coming out, ushering in the ...
Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis [28.06.2018] Tobacco firm Imperial Brands is investing in UK biotech company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). The move comes as campaigning to allow marijua ...
Profits and perils of the new Canadian pot economy: Don Pittis [25.06.2018] Legalization is creating a whole new industry — perhaps a whole new economy. But even as pot generates new jobs and new companies and new stock marke ...
How mapping marijuana DNA could change the future of pot [12.06.2018] Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don't have a long ...
Goodbye counterculture: what will happen when weed goes corporate? [07.06.2018] Under the federal government’s new legal regime, for the first time in Canadian history, minors in possession of more than five grams of dried cannab ...
Pot delivery services could be 'cockroaches' of marijuana legalization, experts say [03.06.2018] Marijuana businesses are growing as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with ...
Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment ­— Shaw [27.05.2018] Audley Shaw's trip to Canada has paved the way for Jamaica to play a leading role in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry, according to the ...
Big cannabis growers urge senators to ban commercial outdoor growing [23.05.2018] Canada’s medical cannabis industry is making a push in the Senate to ban large-scale outdoor cannabis cultivation. Allan Rewak, the executive directo ...
Big opportunities in Europe's cannabis market come with big risks [16.05.2018] Interest is running very high among cannabis entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the prospect of an expanded European cannabis market. Europe is h ...
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade [03.05.2018] Farmers who want to be part of Colombia's medical marijuana project are required to destroy their illegal crops. Colombia has already issued 33 licen ...
Morocco's farmers are now producing high-quality Rosin and BHO [30.04.2018] In the final part of our series on the recent changes to the cannabis industry in Morocco, we’ll take a closer look at the new extraction methods gai ...
The red flags ahead of Canada’s marijuana legalization [23.04.2018] The central question facing the Liberal government as it seeks to fulfill its 2015 campaign promise to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to mar ...
Canadian and U.S. pot firms cross borders to raise money in battle for dominance [22.04.2018] As U.S. and Canadian government policies toward marijuana grow more divergent amid Canada's push for legalization, their stock exchanges have seen a ...
Most banks won’t touch America’s legal pot industry [20.04.2018] Providing banking services to pot-sellers is a risky endeavour. Despite being legal in one form or another in 29 states, marijuana is banned under th ...
Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland [19.04.2018] Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company T ...
The plan to save California's legendary weed from 'Big Cannabis' [17.04.2018] The cannabis industry in California historically has been anything but centralized. That has made the cannabis in the Emerald Triangle legendary. Tho ...
Canadian banker snags $750-million in marijuana business as rivals say no [03.04.2018] In a down-and-out Canadian town, Bruce Linton dreamed of transforming an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate plant into the Next Big Thing, a medical mar ...
Wall Street experiments with marijuana investments [01.04.2018] More adventurous corners of Wall Street are experimenting with marijuana as an investment even though recreational use of the drug is illegal in New ...
Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients [17.03.2018] In 2016 Britain harvested 95 tonnes of legally grown cannabis, twice as much as a year earlier, and more than any other country. The International Na ...
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot [10.03.2018] Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange ...
Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse [05.03.2018] Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cult ...
Jamaica missing out on growing ganja industry — Golding [01.03.2018] Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding today told the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament that the cannabis sector needs full governmen ...
Big Tobacco invests in Canadian marijuana, leaving B.C.'s craft-cannabis producers uneasy [28.02.2018] Earlier this month, an unremarkable sentence appeared in a quarterly report published by Alliance One International, a tobacco company headquartered ...
Denmark’s high hopes to become Europe’s biggest medical cannabis producer [22.02.2018] Denmark will soon become one of the largest medical cannabis producers in Europe. Since December 2017, the Laegemiddelstyrelsen medicines agency has ...
Hong Kong drug firm’s shares rise after it brings in Chinese hemp producer to explore medical uses of cannabis [22.02.2018] Shares in Hong Kong pharmaceutical company Meilleure Health International Industry Group soared by as much as 35 per cent on Thursday after it issued ...
Report: 99% of California cannabis growers are still unlicensed [19.02.2018] The backers of Prop. 64, the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act, sold California voters on the promise that small and medium businesses would be the eng ...
Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...
Big US tobacco company buys stakes in Canadian cannabis growers, American hemp firm [09.02.2018] A publicly traded U.S. tobacco company has bought controlling stakes in two Canadian marijuana producers and invested in a North Carolina hemp grower ...
Canadian cannabis companies set their sights on South America [31.01.2018] Much has been made of the marijuana M&A spree afoot in Canada. Just this year alone, licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMe ...
Canadian weed companies are staking their claim in Europe [30.01.2018] Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies are expanding their presence in Europe through a series of strategic acquisitions, designed to secure a f ...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s ...
Canada’s weed stocks are out of control [22.01.2018] Stocks in Canada’s biggest cannabis companies skyrocketed the past year – with the three largest rising more than 200 percent each. Analysts are warn ...
Les paradis fiscaux financent les firmes de pot canadiennes [22.01.2018] De riches investisseurs anonymes des paradis fiscaux ont misé au moins 165 millions $ dans des producteurs de pot autorisés au Canada, a découvert no ...
Investors are delusional when it comes to Canadian marijuana companies [10.01.2018] As the July deadline for the provinces to legalize marijuana approaches, the stock prices of Canadian publicly-traded weed producers have been on a t ...
Study: legal marijuana could generate more than 132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs [10.01.2018] Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the ne ...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions. Twent ...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe ...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre ...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i ...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe ...
Legal weed isn’t the boon small businesses thought it would be [29.12.2017] The business of selling legal weed is big and getting bigger. North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis last year, and some analysts think ...
Canadian pot growers eye global expansion [28.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana is setting the stage to go global. The country’s emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other co ...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s, ...
Canadian cannabis firm licensed to produce in Denmark [19.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth said its joint venture Spectrum Cannabis has been licensed to grow pot in Denmark for sale througho ...
Lawmakers, pot growers say California's marijuana cultivation rules favor big corporate farms [18.12.2017] California’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be pro ...
Marc Emery was right; Julian Fantino was wrong [15.12.2017] It seems absurd that Marc and Jodi Emery, who have spent years fighting the unjust laws against marijuana, in and out of prison, can’t now sell the p ...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin ...
Les prix du cannabis légal s'effondrent [28.11.2017] La Suisse connaît un raz-de-marée vert, celui du cannabis légal ou cannabidiol (CBD), dont le taux de l'agent psychotrope THC est inférieur à 1%. Alo ...
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe [24.11.2017] In fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzerl ...
The price of cannabis is falling, suggesting a supply glut [16.11.2017] In the US cannabis operations, now legitimate in many states, are forbidden from the usual business deductions and face crippling tax bills of as muc ...
Greece hopes its economy can get high from medical weed [14.11.2017] Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help th ...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu ...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g ...
Legalized marijuana presents opportunity of a lifetime for Canadian entrepreneurs [03.11.2017] The modern-day prospectors in Canada's new cannabis market are working hard and cutting deals as the final eight months tick down to the day when rec ...
Alcohol goliath pours $190M into Canadian cannabis company [30.10.2017] Constellation Brands, the alcohol goliath, is putting its money toward another emerging sector — cannabis-based beverages. The company plans to spend ...
Legal dagga process draaaags on [29.09.2017] Businesses that want to get in on the ground floor of South Africa’s great medical marijuana revolution, or at least the legal one, are bound to find ...
Op-Ed: Marijuana farming – a silver bullet for rural poverty? [26.09.2017] When marijuana farming is legalised in South Africa who will benefit? This is not just a hypothetical question. Right now, marijuana is being legally ...
Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit [24.09.2017] With green in their eyes, Israeli entrepreneurs have spotted cannabis soon to be growing opportunity, and at least 700 have applied to the Israeli He ...
The marijuana war has gone local, and pot advocates are losing — badly [17.09.2017] The fight over the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts isn’t over. But one side has already gone home. Last November, a well-funded and well-o ...
Few Jamaicans in local ganja industry — Dr Lowe [08.09.2017] There is a negative buzz surrounding Jamaica's budding legal ganja industry. According to Dr Henry Lowe, owner of Medicanja, “It feels like our objec ...
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower [27.08.2017] Thanks to government support and a long tradition, China has quietly become a superpower in hemp production and research. This growth has in part bee ...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
This cannabis company plans to turn a California desert town into a pot paradise [04.08.2017] American Green announced it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee s ...
Forget pot producers - here's a better way for investors to cash in on cannabis legalization [26.07.2017] A big chunk of the capital invested in the flood of cannabis-related startups is certain to go down the drain, and it could take years to wring real ...
California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses [16.07.2017] California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be th ...
Cannabis cash conundrum: Some businesses bury money, others truck it to a federal vault [12.07.2017] With recreational use set to become legal next year under Proposition 64, cannabis sales in the state are expected to top $7.5 billion in 2020, up fr ...
Canada’s biggest licensed weed producer is losing money [27.06.2017] Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer seems to have no problem driving in sales, but it is still struggling to get to profit territory. Canopy ...
U.K. tobacco giant gets medicinal cannabis expertise [13.06.2017] Imperial Brands Plc gained the services of a leader in the field of medicinal cannabis as the British tobacco manufacturer seeks to further its push ...
Federal bills from Colorado legislators seek to shield state marijuana laws, open banking [18.05.2017] Colorado federal lawmakers amplified efforts to protect state-enacted marijuana laws and cannabis businesses supporting banking legislation for the m ...
Bob Marley, ganja and the green stuff – is selling Brand Jamaica just a pipe dream? [03.05.2017] When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government would ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli ...
New federal bill would allow banking for marijuana businesses [27.04.2017] Marijuana businesses can’t openly bank and congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is hoping to change that. Perlmutter on Thursday introduced the Secure ...
Canada’s plan to be the world leader in legal weed [20.04.2017] Cannabis is already big business in Canada. The drug was approved for medicinal use 20 years ago, and almost 30 percent of young adults say they use ...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal ...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua ...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po ...
Big Pharma's anti-marijuana stance aims to squash the competition, activists say [03.04.2017] As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed. There, a pharmaceutical company called Insys wa ...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i ...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be ...
Israel seeks piece of projected $50 billion medical marijuana market [27.03.2017] Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge ...
Marijuana stocks drop as Trudeau’s pot czar says Canada won’t rush into legalization [07.03.2017] As investors flock to Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is signaling recreational pot sales aren’t imm ...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali ...
Israel moves to decriminalize marijuana use [26.01.2017] Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, wi ...
The next big bubble could be in Canada’s soaring pot market [07.12.2016] The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burs ...
Trudeau’s bait and switch on legalization? [04.12.2016] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the propose ...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace ...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational ...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo ...
Pot stock hits record high as more U.S. states press ahead with legalization [11.10.2016] As polls indicate California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are poised to approve referendums dramatically expanding legal U.S. cannabis u ...
American says he wants to protect Jamaica’s natural ganja [24.09.2016] Anticipating that original ganja strains are likely to become extinct after the new, legitimate ganja industry opens up in Jamaica, American business ...
Overseas backers push ganja co-op for Jamaica [15.09.2016] A group of international investors is looking to partner with local interests, particularly small farmers to corner the local and export market for g ...
Cannabis industry expected to be worth $50 billion by 2026 [11.09.2016] The legal cannabis industry in the U.S. may grow to $50 billion in the next decade, expanding to more than eight times its current size, as lawful po ...
In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs [11.09.2016] Israel is a well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. This summer, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to r ...
Did the DEA just kick open the door for the pharmaceuticalization of pot? [11.08.2016] While much ink has been spilled over the last few days regarding DEA’s refusal to recognize marijuana as a medicine and its unwillingness to reclassi ...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [15.07.2016] As the government crawls towards legalization with the appointment of a task force, my tempered enthusiasm has started to wane, replaced by dismay. I ...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [14.07.2016] Canada has a tradition of overregulation and one can already sense that the government is poised to place a myriad of restrictions on production and ...
The pot law that could be 'deal-breaker for the drug war' [04.07.2016] California's pot legalization initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), qualified for the ballot in November, setting the stage for a vote t ...
Who's funding the US cannabis industry? [23.06.2016] Funding is one of the biggest challenges for the cannabis industry, which still exists in a legal grey area. Cannabis has been legalised for medical ...
The first big company to say it’s serving the legal marijuana trade? Microsoft. [15.06.2016] As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, i ...
The activists helping illegal pot dealers turn into legit marijuana businessmen [08.06.2016] In California, where voters are expected to legalize recreational marijuana in November, there’s a small, but growing movement to eliminate barriers ...
Jamaica targets billions in taxes from weed [28.05.2016] The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minist ...
In the legal weed business, how deep does the “Suits vs. Stoners” schism run? [15.05.2016] Cultural conflict rumbles within a nascent industry that was once a countercultural, underground operation. As fancy dispensaries and stylish product ...
Will Canada become America's cannabis capital? [13.05.2016] Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to legalise recreational marijuana consumption on a federal level, opening the door to investment, l ...
Portland startup maps cannabis genome to protect weed from Monsanto patenting [23.04.2016] A Portland biotechnology company has launched a 3-D map that charts the genetic evolution of cannabis genomes, protecting strains like OG Kush from f ...
What a looming patent war could mean for the future of the marijuana industry [20.04.2016] On August 4, 2015, US officials quietly made history by approving the first-ever patent, No. 9095554, for a plant containing significant amounts of T ...
Legal marijuana sales projected to reach $6.7 billion in 2016 [31.01.2016] Just how big is the market for legal pot? A new report by a leading marijuana industry investment and research firm found legal cannabis sales jumped ...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t ...
Canadian investors show interest in local ganja [12.01.2016] Following the lead of several US states in holding referendums which have been supportive of reducing the legal restraints on the use of the drug, Ja ...
Cannabis industry, advocates trying to find right balance on marijuana legalization [08.12.2015] Business and advocates both play a key role in furthering marijuana legalization, but finding the ideal balance is proving difficult. That was partic ...
Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot [05.12.2015] The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country t ...
Big Marijuana is coming — and even legalization supporters are worried [02.12.2015] Ohioans rejected a very unusual marijuana legalization proposal. Beyond legalizing pot, the ballot initiative would have given campaign donors direct ...
On ballot, Ohio grapples with specter of marijuana monopoly [31.10.2015] Ohio lawyer Don Wirtshafter has fought for decades to make marijuana legal, calling it “my life’s work.” But when Ohio voters go to the polls to cons ...
Government awards third ganja research licence [26.10.2015] Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity t ...
Colorado's largest pot grower sued by two consumers over pesticide use [04.10.2015] A pair of marijuana users in Colorado — one of them a medical-card holder with a brain tumor — have sued the state's largest pot grower for allegedly ...
Marijuana prohibition can do more harm than good, doctors tell federal parties [20.09.2015] If Canada's new government chooses to legalize marijuana beyond medical use then it should get into the business of controlling its supply and sale t ...
Ganja ready for the big times [17.09.2015] Going by the announcement by Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), Jamaica stands to benefit from a US$100-million deal to develop medical ...
Ganja growers warned: GET 'LEGIT' TO GET IN IT! [22.08.2015] Local ganja growers, particularly small farmers, in Jamaica are being urged to enter the formal market to benefit from the decriminalising of the pro ...
‘Medical cannabis could be worth more to Israel than natural gas’ [15.08.2015] If Israel grew pot instead of peppers, said Dr. Tamir Gadot, CEO of pro-medical cannabis agricultural association Breath of Life, the economy would b ...
Ohio's legal weed proposal could create the world’s first 'pot grower oligarchy' [15.08.2015] Ohio voters will have the opportunity to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis this November, including for medical marijuana pati ...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus ...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley [03.07.2015] Men in suits swarmed everywhere, but no spliff or bong could be seen. Any doubts that the legal marijuana (or cannabis) industry is now a serious bus ...
Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high [22.05.2015] Now legalised in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and DC for recrea ...
BSJ developing plan to ensure Jamaica's ganja is protected [02.05.2015] The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which was mandated to design a regulatory plan for the decriminalised ganja industry, has developed a 17-step ...
US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation [10.04.2015] President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decrimi ...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market ...
Big need for marijuana banking, yet Congress has ‘no appetite’ to fix issue [03.04.2015] Congress doesn’t have the appetite to deal with the conflict between federal and state laws that has caused a banking crisis for the burgeoning marij ...
Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities [18.03.2015] Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry. S ...
2014 performance of cannabis stocks by quarter [02.03.2015] Cannabis stocks proved lucrative at the beginning of 2014, but the chances of a solid return deteriorated in the second half of the year. An investor ...
Lowe wants public sector cooperation on ganja [28.02.2015] Executive Chairman of Medicanja, Dr Henry Lowe, is urging a spirit of cooperation between government ministries and agencies involved in the developm ...
The weed war undermines science [10.02.2015] Columbia professor Carl Hart: "The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds 90 percent of the world's research on drug abuse with our tax dollars. The ...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe ...
Israeli medical marijuana creates buzz but no high — will it go global? [31.01.2015] Israel has become a world leader in science on the medical uses of marijuana, and its producers could become major exporters of medical cannabis. But ...
High hopes: Legalized pot is on the way [29.01.2015] Moving from illicit to licit requires regulations that allow enough of a legal market to dry out the black one – ideally, while bringing in much-need ...
Report predicts 18 states will legalize pot by 2020 [25.01.2015] A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states tha ...
The legalization of marijuana: a good example of flexible policymaking [21.01.2015] Marijuana policy may not seem like the natural setting to model policies that pursue inclusive growth, but the innovative policy-making processes ini ...
Seattle's legal marijuana euphoria over as industry undergoes growing pains [15.01.2015] The legal marijuana market in the state of Washington opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t hav ...
Canadian lawyers scent profit as medical marijuana industry prepares to go legit [06.01.2015] Since 2001, Canada has allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or designate a grower to do so on their behalf, but a policy change established t ...
KanaVape: Cannabis e-cigarette to go on sale in the UK [16.12.2014] The vaping trend seemingly knows no bounds as the first “cannabis” e-cigarette goes on sale in the UK. The KanaVape, which contains hemp, has been le ...
France plans to stub out e-joints [15.12.2014] France has sought to stamp out a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis, launched with the claim that it provides all of the relaxation but non ...
Pot industry plants seeds on Capitol Hill [04.12.2014] The legal weed industry is trying to grow something else these days: political influence. The National Cannabis Industry Association has spent $60,00 ...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [24.11.2014] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight ...
Marijuana industry sets its sights on the mainstream [24.11.2014] Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take sh ...
Is ‘Big Marijuana’ inevitable? [18.11.2014] It looks like the use of recreational marijuana is heading down the path of legalization across the country. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and the Distric ...
Stir it up: Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand [17.11.2014] The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, "a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and ...
Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush [14.11.2014] The pot business is exploding. The devotees toiling away since states started legalizing medical marijuana nearly 20 years ago now must compete in a ...
The Marlboro of marijuana [07.11.2014] Would household names really consider selling cannabis? They already have. In 1969 a Philip Morris executive wrote to the Justice Department, request ...
Fear of cannabis commerce didn't, won't and shouldn't stop legalization [05.11.2014] Three marijuana legalization initiatives were on the ballot this week, and all three won. That’s a better outcome than I was expecting. I was surpris ...
Legal marijuana could be $130 million a year business in D.C., study finds [29.10.2014] If D.C. residents vote to legalize marijuana possession next week, it wouldn’t just mean a sea change in drug policy in the nation’s capital. It coul ...
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020 [23.10.2014] A report from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that lega ...
Race, class, and cannabis in the Caribbean [23.10.2014] Given the regional discussions of allowing the use of ganja for medicinal purposes—and its eventual decriminalization—two prominent ganja advocates i ...
Colorado recreational marijuana industry begins major transformation [29.06.2014] Only six months old, Colorado's recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state an ...
Dope to your door [20.06.2014] Evan Cox used to deliver pizza. But 18 months ago, as he was running out of money at college in Seattle, he had a new business idea. The state of Was ...
Barcelona is fighting an overdose of cannabis clubs [12.06.2014] Barcelona has a new tourist attraction that some locals wish would disappear: a burgeoning number of "cannabis clubs," where people can legally buy a ...
Kazakhstan wants to attract Big Pharma to its ‘Cannabis Klondike’ [15.01.2014] Despite a heavy-handed campaign against drug trafficking and related crime in the country, one Kazakh lawmaker thinks it’s time to cash in on some 14 ...
Banks say no to marijuana money, legal or not [14.01.2014] Legal marijuana merchants — mainly medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops that sell recreational marijuana in Colorado and Was ...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [29.10.2013] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is already a mu ...
Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom? [06.05.2013] Many Washington residents are looking to cash in on the newly legal and potentially lucrative marijuana market, which they hope will give them a new ...
The present continuous of cannabis clubs in Catalonia [29.03.2013] The exponential proliferation of the number of associations, clubs and other groups that distribute cannabis among their members and create new space ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
State chief consultant Mark Kleiman knows in, outs of pot legalization [19.03.2013] Washington state’s chief pot consultant remains a bit mysterious, but Mark Kleiman's views on legalizing pot are no mystery. He lays them out in “Mar ...
Will high marijuana taxes encourage black markets? [22.02.2013] The cannabis industry is an easy target for legislatures to saddle with heavy taxes. In Washington State for instance, there is a 25% tax at three di ...
Two letters expose rift over new pot law [06.02.2013] A handful of legislators recently drew up a letter raising questions and concerns about the law, including whether it can be implemented by December ...
Groups seek to influence new rules for growing, selling pot [05.01.2013] The Washington state Liquor Control Board (LCB), charged with launching the world's first regulated marijuana market for social use, expects to begin ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Investors see profit potential in new pot law [30.11.2012] Votes in Washington and Colorado last month to legalize pot for recreational use turbocharged marijuana as a legitimate business opportunity. Busines ...
U.S. marijuana vote threatens to nip B.C. market in the bud [07.11.2012] British Columbia’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could take a “significant” blow now that two U.S. states – including its closest neighbour ...
Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana's image [05.10.2012] Seattle's first-ever Medical Cannabis Cup — part gourmet weed contest, part trade show, part smoke-in — showcased the entrepreneurial drive and explo ...
Between collective organisation and commercialisation [08.08.2012] The last few years have witnessed a boom in new cannabis user associations in Spain. Although there are no reliable figures for them, most are known ...

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