Items tagged with cannabis industry

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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 ...
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...
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights [21.04.2017] Ironically, in Asia where cannabis cultivation first began, cannabis laws remain the strictest. China will probably be the last country to relax such...
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 [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...
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...

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