All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

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.

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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.

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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.

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Canadian organizations band together to fight for craft cannabis

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.

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Canada’s marijuana industry looks abroad for growth

Countries like Spain, Italy, and Colombia are likely the next growth opportunities for Canadian cannabis companies after a flurry of consolidation at home.

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Legal marijuana is set to outsell liquor in Canada by 2020

Canada's legal marijuana market is seeing green in more ways than one.

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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.

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Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wet vs. dry trimming your cannabis plants

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The country that pioneered "wellness" is adopting cannabis as a cure

In Switzerland’s cities, the stuff has quickly become ubiquitous—standard fare in pharmacies, convenience stores, and a new crop of dispensaries.

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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.

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Israel’s global cannabis dominance will help the U.S.

Researchers here in the U.S. are eager to run trials with high quality Israeli cannabis strains they cannot get anywhere else.

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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.

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This country might be the next to pass major marijuana law reforms

Thinking of visiting Australia? This country might be the next to pass major marijuana law reforms.

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