Monday, November 28, 2022

How to ensure a prosperous cannabis cultivation business in 2023

"Deciding whether you want to play the short or long game is vital to your success," says Ryan Douglas of Ryan Douglas Cultivation. It is no secret that increased competition and price compression are worrying cannabis growers across the United States. As the new year is approaching, how can growers best…

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Romania’s parliament debates medical cannabis reform

Recently, a medical cannabis policy reform debate was held in Romania. Organized by Romania’s Health Commission of the Chamber of Deputies in conjunction with the Victoria Mea Association, the passionate discussion focused on debating the benefits of medicinal cannabis with a focus on public health in…

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CAN: "We need simpler, smarter cannabis law and regulation"

Adult-use cannabis became a legal industry in Canada in 2018. The regulatory framework that was adopted was cobbled together quickly with no consultation on the actual regulatory text. The result is regulation that is far from optimal, according to Shane Morris' article in the Financial Post. Aware that…

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AU: Teal's top donor buys ECS Botanics' cannabis farm

The biggest individual donor to the teal independent political candidates, Sydney share trader Rob Keldoulis, has added a new string to his entrepreneurial bow – that of medicinal cannabis grower. Mr. Keldoulis, who runs Eastern Suburbs-based trading company VivCourt, paid $3 million for a 44.26-hectare…

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US: Vermont's cannabis dispensaries gear up for holiday season

Less than two months after select dispensaries had their grand openings, Vermont’s retail cannabis market is embarking on its first holiday season.  Meredith Mann, the co-owner of Magic Mann cannabis in Essex Junction, says it has gotten off to a blazing start. “It has been very busy,” she said. “People are…

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Is Malta's medical cannabis industry failing its patients?

Medical cannabis was legalized in Malta back in 2018 after months of debates, stakeholder meetings, and risk assessments. In 2021, three years after medical cannabis was introduced in Malta, 1,377 patients were confirmed to be benefitting from it. Many of these patients were able to use medical cannabis…

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Iowa regulators recommend cannabis task force be formed to explore federal exemption

An Iowa regulatory board has voted to recommend that the legislature create a legal task force to explore seeking an exemption protecting the state’s limited medical cannabis program from federal interference. At a meeting of the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board last week, activist Carl Olsen proposed the…


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