From crime to health to business, Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions.
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Canadians will spend up to $7B on cannabis in 2019, Deloitte predicts
After cannabis is legalized throughout Canada later this year, Canadians are expected to increase their consumption of the drug by up to 35 percent and spend as much as $7 billion on legal and illegal sales in 2019.
Canada: Medicinal cannabis use can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD, study says
People who have post-traumatic stress disorder but do not medicate with cannabis are far more likely to suffer from severe depression and have suicidal thoughts than those who use marijuana, new national research says.
Australia: Northern Territory to green-light industrial hemp industry as hopes for medical marijuana continue
The Northern Territory Government is set to green-light the industrial hemp industry, and moves are afoot to commercially cultivate medical marijuana.
A collective of Canadian organizations will present an open letter to the provincial and federal justice ministers to sound the alarm on regulations that would stifle the country’s craft cannabis industry.
Countries like Spain, Italy, and Colombia are likely the next growth opportunities for Canadian cannabis companies after a flurry of consolidation at home.
Canadian companies dominate global marijuana trade, says report
Canada’s rapidly growing cannabis industry now dominates the global trade in legal marijuana, says a report from a Washington, D. C., data analytics firm.
In time, growers estimate that the Andean nation could capture as much as one-fifth of a global market that could be worth $40 billion a year - a significant economic boost as Colombia seeks to diminish its reliance on dwindling oil reserves.
Australian clinical trial set to study cannabis as insomnia treatment
A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia is set to embark on a world-first human clinical trial specifically examining the effects of medicinal cannabis on subjects suffering from chronic insomnia.
Zimbabwe just became the second country in Africa to legalize cannabis cultivation
The Zimbabwean government this week published a licensing regime that will allow the legal cultivation of cannabis, state-owned newspaper The Herald reported on Saturday.
Nobody wants to smoke leafy stash full of sticks and stems. Trimming your cannabis plants is the final step in converting flowers into finished product.
Cannabis is set to be legalized in Antigua and Barbuda, PM announces
Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising the possession of small amounts of the drug.
Israel's Together gets Canadian deal for five tonnes of cannabis oil
Israel’s Together has agreed to sell 5 tonnes of cannabis oil to an unnamed Canadian company that will potentially bring revenue of hundreds of millions of shekels.
Australian Pharma company announces plans to build cannabis facility in Malta
Australian pharmaceutical company MGC Pharma has announced plans to construct a 4,000 metre-squared state-of-the-art medical cannabis production and cultivation facility in Malta.
You won't believe what cannabis company Melee Dose did with their Mutant Ape Yacht Club #4573
In Switzerland’s cities, the stuff has quickly become ubiquitous—standard fare in pharmacies, convenience stores, and a new crop of dispensaries.
Canada: Vancouver startup high on technology to process cannabis plant waste
A Vancouver startup company is betting it can provide a high-tech solution to help legal medical cannabis growers deal with plant waste, as their production expands to accommodate the recreational market.
Researchers here in the U.S. are eager to run trials with high quality Israeli cannabis strains they cannot get anywhere else.
Switzerland is considering a trial program for Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés
The Swiss legislature is considering a bill that would allow Cannabis research as well as a trial program for Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés in the European country, writes Calvin Hughes.