Medical

Legalize at Ukraine: Who makes money on legal hemp

Cannabis in Ukraine is illegal, but the country is in the process of legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. On January 30, the Ukrainian Association of Medical Cannabis created the petition with the backing of 16 public organizations on the Verkhovna Rada website. The petition said that medical cannabis could greatly help Ukrainians suffering from […]

Australian Capital Territory legalises private cannabis growing

On 25 September, 2019, the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) approved a law permitting personal cultivation, possession and use of cannabis for recreational purposes. ACT has passed the law that permits personal cannabis growing as the act describes the objective as a ‘harm minimisation approach’, stating that ‘the outright prohibition model of […]

Speed of vapers at Utah six times greater than US average

Jeffrey Manzanares started vaping nicotine two years ago because he thought it would be a safe way to quit smoking. Instead, it almost killed him. The 33-year-old construction worker spent 17 days in a Utah hospital last month when he came down with a lung illness after vaping nicotine and THC, the high-inducing ingredient in […]

Nearly three quarters of German cannabis prescriptions are for pain

Pain and spasticity are the two most common patient ailments for medical cannabis prescriptions, say the German Government  Almost three quarters of all German cannabis prescriptions from a Government sample of over 6,500 are for pain – at 71%. This was followed by spasticity – a muscle condition at 11% – and anorexia at 7%, […]

Cannabis Tech: The growth of a business

Although medical and recreational cannabis is now legal in many places, the industry has undergone tremendous evolution over the years. From growth to processing, shipping, and consumption, cannabis technology continues to forge new efficient ways of establishing a sustainable industry. As a farmer, it is essential to take full advantage of emerging technologies to produce […]

Everything you ought to know about flying CBD

Tips abound on how to pack your cannabis in luggage or what the TSA would actually do if they discovered your stash, but what about flying with CBD? Thanks to a patchwork of legalization across state lines, traveling with marijuana is a question many ask as of late. Particularly many worry about flying with cannabis—either […]

Michigan Law officials confronting the challenges of fresh legal marijuana legislation

As the state begins accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses Friday, local police departments already are tackling issues ranging from complaints about marijuana’s pungent aroma to preparing for an expected increase in high driving. Police departments across the state have been dealing with issues surrounding marijuana enforcement for years, both in the black market and […]

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board to look at adding more qualifying states

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in medical marijuana products with a purchase limit on the high-inducing […]

Missouri Medical Marijuana Trade Group urges officials to govern vaping

A medical marijuana trade group wants Missouri health officials to issue strict vaping regulations as the number of people in the United States suffering from vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise. In a letter Monday, Andrew Mullins, executive director of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, asked Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of […]

Why cannabis legalization from different areas of the planet may be bad news for North American pot stocks

Cannabis legalization is generally good news for the industry and companies looking to expand into other parts of the world. However, that’s not necessarily always the case, as it also creates opportunities for those countries to start becoming exporters of cannabis themselves, and they could end up competing head-to-head with large North American producers. Canada-based Aurora […]

Mexican lawmakers allowed 6-month expansion for passing marijuana legalization Bill

Mexico’s highest court pushed back the deadline for the country’s Congress to pass a bill legalizing marijuana after lawmakers requested an extension to continue working on the complex legislation.  The new deadline is April 30, meaning lawmakers were granted another six months to produce legislation amid “unprecedented” pressure from various lobby groups.  Senate Majority Leader […]

High demand, low supply may impede recreational marijuana in Michigan

It’s a virtual certainty that marijuana for recreational purposes won’t be available at state-approved dispensaries until the first quarter of next year. Michigan began taking applications Friday for a variety of licenses to grow, process, transport and sell marijuana or cannabis for adults who are 21 and older, but the end of November is the […]

Cannabis sector pink slips maintain rolling in

Over the coming decade, cannabis is liable to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Although estimates on Wall Street vary wildly — which is to be expected in an industry that has no modern legal precedent — the legal pot industry could see sales rise between five and 18 times by 2030 […]

Legal cannabis might be coming into South Dakota

South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Monday was the deadline for submitting signatures to the South Dakota secretary of state’s office for measures for the November 2020 ballot. One proposal would create a medical marijuana program […]

Kentucky may kill it’s Medical Marijuana program

House Bill 136 is Kentucky’s best chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And after gathering momentum throughout 2019, it will be one of the first bills on the legislative agenda in 2020. State Representative Jason Nemes, the bill’s primary co-sponsor, is confident he has the support of enough of his colleagues in the Legislature to move […]

Cannabis Physicians Australia – changing the paradigm of health from Australasia

Managing Director of Cannabis Doctors Australia (CDA), Dr Matua Jansen, explains how CDA is leading the charge towards providing simple and affordable access to medical cannabis. For Dr Matua Jansen, the journey towards becoming a medical cannabis advocate started after his move to Australia from New Zealand to work in Oncology. “ I witnessed first-hand […]

Arizona announces adoption of electronic medical marijuana cards

State regulators in Arizona will begin issuing identification cards in digital form next month, according to a report from cannabis industry website azmarijuana.com. Beginning December 1, the new digital marijuana identification cards will replace the physical cards currently being issued through the mail by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). The new digital identification […]