Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati wants to visit the United States to promote Ross’ Gold, his Canadian cannabis brand; however, with Rebagliati having admitted past marijuana use, U.S. Border Agents have used a border policy to prevent him from entering the country.
On Dec. 30, 2016, Canadian Armed Forces veterans began reporting a privacy breach by Veterans Affairs Canada, as the VAC sent letters to veterans in the federal medical marijuana program with “RE: Cannabis for Medical Purposes” visible in the envelope window.
For the first time in their nation’s history, more Australians support the legalization of recreational than oppose it. This is according to The Australian Election Study, a multi-decade study conducted by Australian National University.
Toronto police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at the medical marijuana dispensary Canna Clinic on Ossington Avenue which the shop’s owners never reported.
The Israeli army is planning to relax its disciplinary action for off-duty soldiers caught smoking marijuana. Israel’s military prosecutor wants to revise the drug policy to allow IDF soldiers to smoke marijuana up to five times.
On Dec. 16, 2016, the Montreal police raided six newly opened Cannabis Culture dispensaries, arresting the “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, along with nine other individuals.
On Dec. 13, 2016, the Mexican Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the country. Approved by a margin of 98-7, the bill is part of a larger proposal submitted by President Enrique Peña Nieto to Congress.
On Dec. 13, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, presented a report on how the federal government should move forward with the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country.
On Dec. 5, 2016, the Toronto Board of Health passed a motion to recommend that Canada’s federal government approve pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana.
On Dec. 2, 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded Canadians that brick-and-mortar medical marijuana dispensaries are still illegal and should be prosecuted.
On Nov. 30, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, announced that their task force had completed its work and would soon deliver its report to the government.
On Nov. 23, 2016, South Africa’s Medicines Control Council announced to members of parliament that it had progressed in its study of medical cannabis and that the Department of Health could have a regulatory framework ready to publish by February 2017.
On Nov. 28, 2016, Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) announced that it had entered into an agreement with Syqe Medical to market and distribute Syqe’s medical cannabis inhaler in Israel for pain management, signifying the first time a medical cannabis product will be marketed by an international pharmaceutical company.
On Nov. 23, 2016, OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSXV:OGI), a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, announced that the company had been chosen by Trailer Park Boys, a Nova Scotia-based Netflix original series, as its exclusive marijuana producer, business partner and brand developer.
On Nov. 23, 2016, Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:CGC) announced that Bedrocan Canada, one of its subsidiaries, had completed its first export of cannabis to South America, shipping 10 kg of dried cannabis to Brazil for the research and development of cannabis-based therapeutics in the country.
On Nov. 22, 2016, Veterans Affairs Canada announced a new reimbursement policy for veterans using medical cannabis. While veterans can now be reimbursed for medical cannabis extracts, the daily reimbursement limit dropped from 10 grams to 3 grams.
Cayman Islands Gov. Helen Kilpatrick approved a bill last week that amends the Misuse of Drugs Law, allowing for medical cannabis oil to be imported and dispensed for medicinal purposes.
On Nov. 15, 2016, Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority announced that by the end of October it had received a total of 89 applications for cannabis cultivation and processing.
A new poll reports that a majority of adults in Ireland want the country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Denmark announced that it will launch a medical cannabis trial program in 2018, as reported by AFP.
On Nov. 15, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will survey the southwestern region of the United States at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With more than 50 years of academic research and development, Israel leads the way in the science and medicine of cannabis. On Nov. 15, 2016, The World of Cannabis is bringing Israel to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to explore how the country is poised to break medical and scientific barriers in an exciting frontier market.
On Oct. 30, 2016, Sussan Ley, Australia’s Minister for Health, announced that the application window is now open for those businesses interested in applying for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or research licenses.
With the country’s legal marijuana marketplace poised to electrify the economy, “The World of Cannabis” is bringing Canada to the Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Nov. 15, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing “The World of Cannabis” to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show eager entrepreneurs and investors how to navigate the complexity of international cannabis laws and the opportunities they present.
On Oct. 5, 2016, Vancouver Pain Management Society in Vancouver, B.C., notified patients of a potential security breach that may have made the medical data of some patients publicly available on the dispensary’s website.
On Oct. 3, 2016, the Niagara Regional Police Service seized more than 4,000 illegal cannabis plants from one of Health Canada’s licensed producers in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
On Oct. 2, 2016, Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, the country’s medical regulatory authority, confirmed that a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis in Mannheim, Germany, will be granted permission to cultivate up to 130 medical cannabis plants for personal use per year in his home.
On Sept. 15, 2016, a legislator from California revealed that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto brought up California’s recreational legalization measure with a delegation of California Democratic lawmakers who were visiting Mexico to discuss trade and border issues.
TORONTO — Scotiabank and the Royal Bank of Canada say they aren’t providing accounts to companies associated with the marijuana industry, leaving some business owners scrambling to find alternate arrangements.
On Sept. 9, 2016, Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that Canada will challenge the United States to change a border policy that U.S. border agents have used to ban travel into the U.S. for Canadians who admit cannabis use.
The final decision comes after Federal Parliament this year lent bipartisan support to changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act to allow cannabis to be legally grown and produced in Australia for medicinal purposes as part of a national scheme.
On Sept. 2, 2016, residents of Christiania, a Danish free town in Copenhagen, started tearing down stalls selling cannabis on the town’s main street.
Here’s a Canadian public service announcement: don’t ever tell a United States border guard you’ve smoked pot before.
TEL AVIV – Israel will begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said Sunday.
The government of New Brunswick is giving a proposed medical marijuana facility in the province a major financial boost — investing a total of $4 million into the operation.
On Aug. 13, 2016, thousands Germans marched through the streets of Berlin to express support for the legalization of cannabis.
On Aug. 11, 2016, Health Canada announced that it had replaced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations with the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, as prompted by the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Allard v. Canada.
COLOMBIANS called it the bonanza marimbera (marijuana bonanza). In the 1970s and 1980s smokers in the United States were especially partial to Santa Marta Gold, a variety of cannabis grown on the slopes of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada.
National pharmacies in Croatia are now dispensing medical marijuana. According to Malay Mail Online, medical marijuana products hit the shelves in July and prospective patients are beginning to show interest in it.
On July 29, 2016, television star and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams was detained in Germany while on vacation with his family. According to TMZ, Williams was briefly detained at Frankfurt Airport after authorities in customs discovered a small bag of marijuana kief in his luggage.
On July 21, 2016, Deputies Gino Kenny and Bríd Smith introduced a medical cannabis bill to the Dáil Éireann, the Irish legislature’s lower house and principle chamber.
On July 25, 2016, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies began debating a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in the country.
On July 18, 2016, Greece’s Ministry of Health announced that Health Minister Andreas Xanthos had approved the establishment of a working group to study and examine the viability of medical cannabis legalization.
If the commitment to combat climate change is credible and sincere it should also impact the government’s regulations with regards to cannabis cultivation.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay is home to the world’s first government-regulated national marketplace for pot, so it’s not surprising that growers have a competition for best marijuana.
Decriminalising cannabis would generate money for the Government and ease pressure on New Zealand’s courts according to an informal Treasury report.
Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority has received more than 200 medical cannabis licensing applications, as reported by Jamaica Information Service on June 29, 2016.
Marijuana use is on the rise in what some make consider one of the most unlikely places on Earth. According to The New York Times, the Islamic Republic of Iran is seeing an uptick in marijuana use even though it has some of the harshest drug laws in the world.
The government has approved a plan that will remove many of the restrictions on growing medical marijuana and make it more readily available to over 23,000 patients in Israel.