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A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms.

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After granting two epileptic children temporary licenses to use CBD medicines, the U.K. is finally considering the rescheduling of marijuana.

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A taverna and grill in Athens that serves souvlaki, smoked trout or eel in pita bread has become a hit for one extra-special ingredient: cannabis oil.

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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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Cannabis to be prescribed by GPs, available at hospital pharmacies.

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Thousands of cannabis industry professionals, investors and consumers descended on Toronto this past weekend for the third annual Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo.

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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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“Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world,” says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN.

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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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The approval of medical cannabis export was included in an overall cannabis reform approved by the Israeli government in 2016 but was later halted due to a ministerial dispute.

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The spectacle of one boy’s agonizing battle against an inflexible bureaucracy has made Prime Minister Theresa May’s response look flat-footed, while prompting a wider debate about legalizing the drug itself for recreational use.

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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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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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“We think (edibles are) going to become a big part of the business in Canada over the next couple of years.”

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

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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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Two "coffee shops" selling legal cannabis opened their doors in the French capital last week. So what's the story?

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. is looking to sell recreational marijuana in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the provincial body handling pot sales has included the company on its list of potential licensed cannabis retailers.

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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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Recently, Japan has approved a large billboard in Omotesando Station in Tokyo/ The billboard will display an advertisement for one of Elixinol’s CBD products, Hemp Oil Drops.

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The Global Marijuana March, which normally occurs on the first weekend in May, serves as a call to legalise cannabis. 

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Dutch officials have announced a three-phase “experiment” to legally supply the Netherlands’ cannabis coffee shops with products.

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Canada has taken a key step towards legalising recreational marijuana after senators voted in favour of new legislation permitting nationwide use of the drug.

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

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Bearing witness to marijuana’s medicinal and economic value is helping to change cultural taboos.

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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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The CannaTech Conference was just held March 18-21, 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference was about as comprehensive as a medical cannabis conference

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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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The Government of British Columbia announced a new legislation proposal on Thursday in preparation for Canada to legalize marijuana this year.

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Cannabis could soon be legal in Switzerland. The Swiss Council of States, Switzerland’s smaller chamber of parliament, unanimously approved a bill allowing studies and pilot programs in the landlocked Alpine nation. The Council called for an experimental article in the Swiss Federation’s Narcotics Act that would allow for scientific research projects including trials of a “coffee shop” system of cannabis distribution similar to that of Amsterdam. Five Swiss cities have already called for such coffeeshop pilot programs.

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The Lebanese American University will be the first university in Lebanon to study medical marijuana.

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The most advanced countries for marijuana research are using science to defeat the stigma while getting people the medicine they need.

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