Global

15
Apr
2019

Will China’s Dreams of Industrial Cannabis Production Go Up in Smoke?

This year has been one of exceptional growth for Chinese cannabis production. But as interest in the fast-growing market surges, government authorities are clamping down on its production. Companies like Shanghai Shunho New Materials Technology Co and Zhejiang-based Conba Group have been moving into the space since the beginning of the year. And just this month,

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15
Apr
2019

Marijuana Business This Week: German medical cannabis contracts, CBD self-regulation, MMJ group’s bank account closed & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Contracts between Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and the three companies it tentatively selected to cultivate and distribute its medical cannabis could be formalized as early as Wednesday after a mandatory 10-day appeals process expires. Ontario,

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12
Apr
2019

Drivers on cannabis will no longer instantly lose licence, Germany says

Motorists caught driving after consuming cannabis will no longer face having their licences immediately revoked in Germany. A federal court in Leipzig ruled the licensing authority must now first determine, with a medical evaluation, whether the marijuana user is fit to drive, daily newspaper Deutsche Welle reported. German law stated that a driver’s licence could be revoked if they could not drive due to the consumption of

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12
Apr
2019

Personal cannabis use in Australia: is legalisation close?

When it comes to cannabis legislation, Australia is falling behind. While medicinal cannabis products are available, they’re not easily accessible. More than two years after being legalised nationwide, access remains severely restricted with patients having to jump through hoops to access cannabis products. But it’s not just the medicinal cannabis space where we’re lacking. The

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11
Apr
2019

10 growers producing 10 types of weed: ministers unveil marijuana plans

The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed plans which were published on Thursday. The long-awaited experiment with regulated growing is supposed to remove the gray area between the sale of marijuana in council-licenced coffee shops and the illegal cultivation and supply.

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11
Apr
2019

‘Harsh’ drug driving laws could be overhauled as part of a push to legalise recreational cannabis – which would allow users to grow two plants at home

Drug driving laws are too harsh and need to change, according to a legal expert. The Australian Capital Territory assembly is debating a bill to legalise cannabis for personal use. The bill, supported by the Labor-Green government, would allow people to grow two plants and hold up to 50 grams of the drug – but

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