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Canadian college hires initial Cannabis Health Research Chair

The University of New Brunswick in Canada has announced the hiring of its first research chair to focus exclusively on the health benefits of cannabis. Yang Qu will serve as the cannabis health research chair and assistant professor at the university, according to media reports. The new position is being funded by pharmaceutical company Tetra Bio Pharma of […]

Oregon requires another state agency for authorized cannabis

A report by the Oregon Cannabis Commission recommends that the state set up an independent state agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job. Marijuana is currently regulated by the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Department of Agriculture but their responsibilities also include […]

Michigan's leisure marijuana regulation ought to take impact subsequent month

Local government and law enforcement officials in Michigan are beginning to digest the fact their state will be the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana use. Proposal 1, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, passed easily in Tuesday’s elections. Michigan Secretary of State figures show the measure garnered a 55 percent vote […]

Cannabis sector is facing a shakeout, Aphria President states

There’s a shakeout coming to the Canadian cannabis industry and midsized companies may find it hardest to survive, according to the new president of Aphria Inc. “There will be a group of companies at the top, the big producers, and some smaller producers at the bottom, like craft beer,” Jakob Ripshtein said in an interview at […]

Massachusetts: First marijuana retail retailers are lastly opening; Right here's what it is best to know

Retail stores that sell recreational marijuana are anticipated to open in Massachusetts. More than two years after Bay State voters approved a ballot question broadly legalizing recreational marijuana, state regulators have provided final sign-offs to the stores, and all that’s left is the “commence operations” notice. The specific opening dates are still unclear. It’s a […]

High Hampton closes acquisition of Mojave Jane

High Hampton Holdings Corp. (CSE: HC) is pleased to report that it has successfully closed the previously announced transaction to acquire 100% of all of the issued and outstanding member interests in Mojave Jane, LLC (“Mojave Jane”)  (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition adds a fifth 100%-owned subsidiary to High Hampton’s growing portfolio of California-based cannabis manufacturers and distributors, and, […]

Where do Thai lawmakers stand legalizing medical marijuana?

Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would put marijuana and the plant kratom, popular locally as […]

Mexico moves closer to legalizing cannabis

The party of the president-elect of Mexico submitted legislation earlier this week that would legalize the possession, growth, use and sale of cannabis. If the legislation passes, it would be a major change to the laws currently in place in Mexico. Senator Olga Sánchez Cordero has been chosen to be the interior secretary by president-elect Andrés Manuel López […]

Cannabis goes worldwide – would be the US falling behind?

With Mexico moving closer to legalization, the U.S. is increasingly looking out of step with cannabis trends. This week, Mexico’s Congress is expected to begin deliberating a bill to legalize medical and recreational cannabis use across the country. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador signaled his willingness to consider legalization during the campaign. Then last week, the country’s […]

MediPharm Labs signals The Supreme Cannabis Business for Cannabis Focus Program

MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSXV: LABS) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary MediPharm Labs Inc. (“MediPharm”) has entered into a Cannabis Concentrate Program Agreement (the “Agreement”) with The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (“Supreme Cannabis”) (TSXV: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1). Pursuant to the Agreement signed on November 13, 2018, the parties have entered into […]

The United Kingdom will shortly have cannabis-infused restaurant

On November 1, the United Kingdom legalized medical cannabis treatments. Adult use, however, remains under prohibition. And as happens in many cases when cannabis legalization is both popular and desired but barred by prohibition, interest is rapidly growing in the next best thing: cannabidiol, or CBD. Despite the prohibition on cannabis, hemp CBD products are […]

Canopy Growth CEO: Sure theres a marijuana bubble

Canopy Growth Corporation saw its shares fall 13% on Wednesday after reporting disappointing earnings that included a revenue decline. Analysts had expected better results from Canopy after Canada launched legal recreational marijuana sales on Oct. 17. But Canopy’s (CGC) shares are still up 30% this year. And its cannabis industry peer Tilray is up 360% this year. […]

8 mainstream companies gambling on CBD

CBD’s takeover and introduction into the mainstream has been unprecedented, making many well-known business eager to get involved. CBD has been called the “next gold rush” so many times, it’s starting to lose it’s impact. Still, the numbers don’t lie, and everything suggests that CBD wellness products are here to stay. Although reading about CBD’s […]