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German Parliament Unanimously Approves National MMJ Legislation

Germany’s parliament has voted unanimously to legalize medicinal cannabis use, paving the way for patients with a doctor’s prescription to […]

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Cresa Pharma Nets EU Approval to Sell CBD Pet Products

Creso Pharma, publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange, has received registration from the European Union – the first – […]

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Brazil Healthcare Regulator Signs Off on Sativex Sales

Brazilian healthcare regulator ANVISA has issued the nation’s first license for the sale of a cannabis-based drug as São Paulo-based […]

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Ariel University Offering Israel’s First MMJ Course

Israel’s Ariel University is offering the nation’s first academic course on medical cannabis, covering the plant’s medicinal history, active ingredients, […]

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Mettrum Acquires Network of Cannabis Clinics in Ontario, Canada

Licensed Canadian medical cannabis producer Mettrum Health Corp. has announced the acquisition of Bodystream – a network of 14 cannabis […]

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CannaRoyalty to Acquire Stake in Canadian Cannabis Testing Lab

Canadian cannabis investment firm CannaRoyalty Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 20 percent equity interest in […]

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Report: Cannabis Funding Up in Q4’16; Down 9% Overall

According to a CB Insights analysis, 2016 was a mixed bag for cannabis-related startups as funding and deal flow fell […]

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Australian Activist Raided Over Cannabis Oil Tried to Meet with Government Officials

The Australian woman raided by law enforcement for manufacturing medicinal cannabis oil, which she provided for free to terminally ill […]

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UK Health Agency Reclassifies CBD as Medicine

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has reclassified cannabidiol (CBD) as a medicine, according to an International Business […]

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Police Raid Australian Woman Who Provides Patients Free Cannabis Oil

An Australian medical cannabis oil producer, who gives away her products to sick and terminally ill people for free, has […]

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Canadian Dispensary Owner Hopes Charges Dropped as Feds Eye Legal Market

A Canadian dispensary owner arrested and charged with possession and drug trafficking during raids in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week […]

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Australian MMJ Firm Harvests First High-CBD Test Crop

MGC Pharmaceuticals – publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange – has harvested its first high-CBD cannabis test crop, setting […]

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Licensed Canadian MMJ Producer Issues Recall Over Products With Banned Pesticides

Toronto, Canada-based medical cannabis producer Mettrum Ltd. has come under fire after its products tested positive for banned pesticides myclobutanil […]

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Thailand Approves Hemp Cultivation as Part of Drug Reforms

Thailand’s cabinet has approved hemp cultivation for medicinal purposes under an Office of Narcotics Control Board plan, the Bangkok Post […]

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Australia’s TW Holdings Raises Max Under Prospectus Offering

TW Holdings, which is traded on the Australian Securities Exchange and will be renamed AusCann Group Holdings, has announced they […]

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Arthritis Society Funds MMJ for Fibromyalgia Study

Canada’s Arthritis Society has awarded a three-year research grant to McGill University’s Dr. Mark Ware to explore the use of […]

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Canadian Cannabis Growing Tech Company Aiming to Go Public in Australia

Canadian cannabis-tech company Roto-Gro is gearing up for a January listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, The Australian reports. The […]

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Terminally Ill Australian Woman Denied MMJ Access by Specialists

An Australian woman with only a week or two left to live has been denied access to medicinal cannabis by […]

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Israeli Army Relaxing Punishments for Soldiers’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use

Israel is easing its punishments for soldiers who are accused of using cannabis while on leave, according to an Agence […]

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Health Canada Greenlights Emblem Corp. Cannabis Oil Production

Ontario, Canada’s Emblem Corp. has been granted a permit from Health Canada to produce cannabis oils, the company announced in […]

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Copenhagen Lawmakers Propose Cannabis Legalization Trial Program

Copenhagen, Denmark is making its fourth attempt to legalize cannabis under a trial program backed by Mayor Frank Jensen, the […]

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Japanese Prefecture Ends Hemp Growing Program After Cannabis Arrests

The industrial hemp program in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture is being shuttered after the president and two employees of one of […]

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Marc and Jodie Emery Arrested in Montreal Dispensary Raids

Long time Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery and his wife Jodie have been arrested in dispensary raids in Montreal, just […]

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Canadian Cannabis Legalization Task Force Issues Recommendations; Cannabis Stocks Jump

Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, appointed by the federal government to research legalization, has issued their report, […]

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Mexican Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing medicinal cannabis use 98-7, according to a Deutsche Welle report. The legislation will […]

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Canadian MMJ Producer Sued by Investment Firm

Jacob Securities, a defunct Toronto investment broker, is suing THC BioMed Intl. Ltd., a publicly traded Kelowna, British Columbia medical […]

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Colombian President Denounces War on Drugs During Nobel Prize Speech

During his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that zero-tolerance drug policies might be “even […]

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Canadian Cannabis Company with U.S. Holdings Goes Public

CannaRoyalty, a Canadian company with 15 canna-business holdings in the U.S., is public today on the Canadian Securities Exchange using […]

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Israel Ministers Propose MMJ Exportation Plan

Lawmakers in Israel are likely to  recommend that the nation should start exporting medical cannabis soon, saying the industry would […]

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Cannabis Museum Opening Friday in Uruguay

Latin America’s first cannabis museum is opening in Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo this Friday as a vehicle to showcase […]

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Australian MMJ Producer Moving to Kentucky

Ecofibre, Australia’s largest medicinal cannabis producer, is moving its operations to Kentucky, according to a Business Insider report. The company […]

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Australia’s NSW Government Launches MMJ Trial for Chemotherapy Patients

Australia’s New South Wales government has announced they will fund the world’s first and largest clinical trial of medicinal cannabis […]

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Ireland’s Lower Parliament Passes MMJ Bill, Legalization Expected by Easter

Ireland’s lower house of Parliament has passed the medical cannabis bill and advocates expect it will pass the upper house […]

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Canopy Growth Strikes Deal to Acquire Canada’s Mettrum Health Corp

Canopy Growth Corp. has agreed to purchase Canadian licensed medical cannabis producer Mettrum Health Corp., in a deal worth more […]

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Aurora Breaks Ground on Massive Cannabis Facility

Aurora Cannabis has broken ground on a cannabis cultivation facility that, once completed, will be 800,000 square feet — as large […]

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Ireland’s Lower House Expected to Pass MMJ Law

The lower house of Ireland’s legislature is expected to pass a medical cannabis bill, which would regulate the sale, labeling, […]

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Toronto Children’s Hospital to Conduct MMJ Trials for Epilepsy

A clinical trial using cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy is set to begin at Toronto’s Children’s Hospital next […]

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Israeli Firm to Market World’s First Metered Cannabis Inhaler

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will market the world’s first cannabis inhaler able to deliver flower at the precision and safety […]

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HempMeds Mexico to Export CBD Oil to Colombia

HempMeds Mexico, a subsidiary of California-based Medical Marijuana, Inc. is set to export its Real Scientific Hemp Oil to Colombia, […]

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South African Parliament Announces First MMJ Program Details

South Africa’s Parliament has announced that the Department of Health will begin regulating medicinal cannabis for a variety of chronic […]

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