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Update on Jamaica’s medical cannabis sector

Jamaica is continuing to move – albeit slowly – towards establishing a thriving medicinal cannabis industry. It was back in 2016 when then Finance and Planning Minister, Audley Shaw, pushed for a significant industrial hemp and medical marijuana industry in the country – sooner rather than later. Regulations were being developed for Jamaica’s cannabis sector […]

Cannabis stocks: if you place your cash in the pot?

While it may appear very enticing to jump in on the legalisation of cannabis by investing in the sector, leading reviewers are coming out strong against putting your money in cannabis stocks. In the past several months, cannabis stocks have been taking a beating – the recent implosion of cannabis stocks has put many cannabis […]

International CBD market expected to grow by 40 percentage this season

CBD is the new sliced bread, toilet paper on rolls, and bottled spring water. And we can expect to see more traditional business sectors getting into CBD in the near future. If the non-intoxicating marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) were a deadly virus sent to Earth by the Devil himself, it would be well on its […]

The way to get the maximum from cannabis for chronic pain

Here are a few good ways to make sure that you’re getting the most out of nature’s finest medicine when dealing with chronic pain. When you rely on medical marijuana to relieve chronic pain, you often need to dedicate your day to taking meds. This can lead to a tolerance issue that makes you feel […]

Drug Policy Alliance provides announcement on testimonials from New Mexico’s legalization workgroup

Below is a statement from Emily Kaltenbach, New Mexico State Director and Senior Director of Criminal Justice Reform Strategy for the Drug Policy Alliance, who served on the Governor’s working group on cannabis legalization, in response to the recommendations that were released October 16th by the group: “Having worked towards cannabis legalization in New Mexico for the better […]

Future cheap cannabis cultivation pioneer will probably likely be China

China will emerge as the cannabis cultivating super power producing flower for as little a 10 cents a gram, a leading producer believes. Speaking at the Cannabis Investor Forum in the City of London Oliver Zugel, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Colombian producer Foliumed, elaborated on how he sees the cultivation industry developing in China. […]

Obtaining hemp across State lines just got easier thanks to a new Legislation that only passed

The Trump administration has announced a long-awaited rule on domestic hemp production that could help relieve legal snags for trucking companies and drivers hauling the crop across state lines. The U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, announced today (Oct. 29) by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, creates “a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production […]

Sow a lot hemp: A big harvest prompts fears of oversupply

Last week, Sam Markowski pulled his pickup truck into a field where he once planted 10 acres of feed corn. Instead of neat rows of corn stalks, however, thousands of dark green hemp plants dotted the landscape. Markowski, wearing a fleece and a baseball cap bearing the name of his family’s excavation company, threaded his […]

Five Bills that could alter Florida' of marijuana legislation

Lawmakers are scrambling to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of the cannabis and hemp industries in Florida. As proponents of legalization lay the groundwork for a 2020 vote on adult use — more commonly known as recreational marijuana — officials are still trying to get a handle on the cannabis and hemp industries. Some […]

The 3 most volatile cannabis stocks

Cannabis is likely to be one of the fastest growing industries over the next five to 10 years. The State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics suggests it’s an industry that could see worldwide sales nearly quadruple from $10.9 billion to $40.6 billion between 2018 and 2024. Meanwhile, […]

Jamaica: Cannabis can offer a significant boost for tourism

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the growing global market for cannabis provides the opportunity for Jamaica to become a first-choice destination for travellers who want to use medical cannabis. Mr. Green, who was speaking at the official opening of Apollon Formularies Limited in Westmoreland […]

Microscopic pictures reveal that the most potent cannabis flowers in extraordinary detail

Scientists have studied the trichomes (or “cellular factories”) of the cannabis plant in extreme detail, revealing that flowers with mushroom-shaped hairs are the most potent—both in terms of smell and cannabinoid content. “Trichomes are the biochemical factories of the cannabis plant and this study is the foundation for understanding how they make and store their […]

The challenges of medicinal cannabis in Colombia

In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decision and a series of subsequent resolutions, Colombia joined the more than a dozen countries that have put into practice different types of regulation to explore the advantages of this plant […]

The polemic of farming and consumption of cannabis from Costa Rica

From The Costa Rica News (TCRN) we have emphasized all relevant information that has come to light regarding the issue of “Cannabis in Costa Rica” since it continues to be a conflictive debate in this Central American country. Let´s recall that in August 2018, the Costa Rican Supreme Court determined that a person is allowed […]