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Finance Minister to Talk Canadian Cannabis Taxes This Summer

Finance Minister to Talk Canadian Cannabis Taxes This Summer

Finance Minister to Talk Canadian Cannabis Taxes This Summer

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau is ready to talk Canadian cannabis taxes with the country’s provinces. On May 15, 2017, during a House of Commons meeting for the Standing Committee on Finance, Morneau addressed the Budget Measure Implementation Act and closed his opening remarks with a note on cannabis taxes.

World First: Uruguay Registering Adults for Recreational Cannabis Program

World First: Uruguay Registering Adults for Recreational Cannabis Program

On May 2, 2017, Uruguay’s National Drug Board announced that it had opened its cannabis registry system, commencing the process of Uruguay registering adults for its recreational cannabis program and making the country the first in the world to have a government-run recreational program.

Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee

Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee

On April 25, 2017, ASTM International, an international voluntary consensus standards organization, announced that its board of directors had approved the formation of a cannabis committee, signaling the professional development of global standards for the legal cannabis industry.

Australian Company Harvesting Medical Cannabis Crop in Chile

Australian Company Harvesting Medical Cannabis Crop in Chile

On April 10, 2017, AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8) announced that it had started harvesting its first medical cannabis crop in Chile through DayaCann, a joint venture between AusCann and the Daya Foundation, a non-profit based in Chile that advocates for alternative therapies.

Uruguay Says Yes to Pharmacies Selling Marijuana this JULY

Uruguay Says Yes to Pharmacies Selling Marijuana Starting This July

On April 6, 2017, Uruguay’s three-year legalization journey hit a pivotal milestone. The Uruguayan government officially gave the okay for pharmacies throughout the country to begin selling recreational marijuana starting in July.

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to a report from CBC News, a move that follows through on one of his Liberal Party’s campaign pledges.

Enter England: Oxford University Launches Medical Cannabis Research Program

Enter England: Oxford University Launches Medical Cannabis Research Program

Oxford University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, recently announced that it is launching a program to research the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease and pain.

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

Israel Gives Green Light to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

Canada's First Authorized Licensee of 2017 Starts Cultivating

Canada’s First Authorized Licensee of 2017 Starts Cultivating

On Jan. 10, 2017, Health Canada authorized James E. Wagner Cultivation in Ontario to start cultivating medical cannabis, making it the 38th licensed producer in Canada and the first producer of 2017 licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Olympic Athlete Challenging US Travel Ban for Past Marijuana Use

Olympic Athlete Challenging US Travel Ban for Past Marijuana Use

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.

Veterans Affairs Canada Outs Medical Marijuana Users in Mail

Veterans Affairs Canada Outs Medical Marijuana Users in Mail

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.

Study: More Australians Support Legalization Than Oppose It

Study: More Australians Support Legalization Than Oppose It

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.

Israel Plans to Relax Penalties for Soldiers Using Marijuana

Israel Plans to Relax Penalties for Soldiers Using Marijuana

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.

Mexican Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

Mexican Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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.

Canadian Task Force Shares Report on Future of Federal Legalization

Canadian Task Force Shares Report on Future of Federal Legalization

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.

Toronto Board of Health Wants Canada's Pharmacies to Sell MMJ

Toronto Board of Health Wants Canada’s Pharmacies to Sell MMJ

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.

Canadian Marijuana Task Force Announces Report Completion

Canadian Marijuana Task Force Announces Report Completion

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.

South Africa Making Moves to Legalize Medical Cannabis in 2017

South Africa Moves to Legalize Medical Cannabis in 2017

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.

Teva Pharma to Market Syqe Medical's Cannabis Inhaler in Israel

Teva Pharma to Market Syqe Medical’s Cannabis Inhaler in Israel

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.

OrganiGram Partners with Trailer Park Boys

OrganiGram Partners with Trailer Park Boys

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.

Olá R&D: Bedrocan Canada Exports Medical Cannabis to Brazil

Olá R&D: Bedrocan Canada Exports Medical Cannabis to Brazil

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.

Canada Revises Cannabis Reimbursement Policy for Veterans

Canada Revises Cannabis Reimbursement Policy for Veterans

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.

Israel at the Vanguard of International Cannabis Science and Medicine

Israel at the Vanguard of Cannabis Science and Medicine

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.

Advance Australia: Country Now Accepting MMJ Business Applications

Advance Australia: Country Accepting MMJ Business Applications

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.

From Sea to Sea: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

From Sea to Sea: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

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.

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter 'The World of Cannabis' in Vegas

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter ‘The World of Cannabis’ in Vegas

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.

Canadian Dispensary's Website Hit by Potential Security Breach

Canadian Dispensary’s Website Hit by Potential Security Breach

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.


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