Cannabis reform may be coming to the European Union’s most populous country as German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party continue their talks on forming a coalition government. Part of their discussions include an agreement on fully legalizing marijuana and selling the drug through pharmacies or licensed dispensaries.
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Two months ago Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalise the production and sale of marijuana throughout the entire country. Now, Uruguay’s legal marijuana businesses are facing major challenges from banks throughout the country.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Juan Andrés Roballo, head of Uruguay’s National Drug Board, announced in a press conference that the country is establishing new cannabis retail stores dedicated to cash-only sales of cannabis because most banks are refusing to work with pharmacies involved in the country’s legal cannabis industry.
The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws.
Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant.
Chile has become the first country in Latin America to sell cannabis medicines at pharmacies. The pilot program was launched Wednesday.
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.
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.
Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.
In most countries, the authorities arrest anyone growing large quantities of cannabis. But in Italy, the army does something different: it grows the plant itself – for medical use.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MedMen, a Los Angeles-based cannabis management and investment firm, announced today that it has acquired Bloomfield Industries, Inc., one of only five Registered Organizations licensed to operate a medical marijuana business in the State of New York.
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.
Tilray, a licensed cannabis producer in Canada and owned by Seattle-based Privateer Holdings, became the first Canadian company licensed by the Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations to legally export medical cannabis cultivated and processed in Canada.
On May 14, 2016, Nikola Todorov, Macedonia’s Health Minister, announced that medical marijuana will be available in Macedonian pharmacies beginning at the end of May, according to Xinhuanet.
On May 5, 2016, Galen Weston, president of Loblaw (OTC:LBLCF), Canada’s largest drugstore and grocery chain, announced at the company’s annual general meeting that Loblaw believes pharmacies should be able to dispense medical marijuana.
Walgreens, the drug store chain, has acknowledged the medicinal benefits of marijuana on its health and wellness blog. The post, written by Walgreens Resident Pharmacist Dahlia Sultan, answers several questions about what medical marijuana is, how it works, why it is debated, and what common uses it has.
On Oct. 15, 2015, medical marijuana became legal in Croatia. As such, it becomes the first Balkan country and the first in continental Europe to fully legalize medical use.
(Reuters) – Italy legalized marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying legal pot in a pharmacy meant few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution: get the army to grow it.