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UK: Isle of Man government announcements on MMJ and Industrial production of hemp

The results of the recent public consultations into the medicinal use of cannabis and the licensing of industrial hemp production have now been made available. Publication of…

AU: Grower receives manufacturing license for Bundaberg based plant

THC Global Group now has a manufacturing licence but it’s not for its prized Southport site. The licence, which allows THC to produce medicinal cannabis products, has been…

US (FL): Green Peak Innovations signs Florida agreement for Tree King Tree farm vertical cannabis license

Green Peak Innovations (GPI) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Florida’s Tree King Tree Farm, Inc.’s vertical cannabis license for $48 million. Green Peak…

US (MI): Michigan picks up pace of reviewing and awarding cannabis business licenses

Since the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board was abolished at the end of April, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency has dramatically picked up the pace of reviewing business applications. In May, the first full month of taking over licensing responsibilities, the MRA reviewed, and either approved,…

US (CA): Carpinteria city council urges more regulations for cannabis growers

A spillover crowd of more than 200 people descended on Carpinteria City Hall Monday night to speak out about the growth of the cannabis industry in the Carpinteria Valley. Carpinteria, widely known as a sleepy beach town with "the world's safest beach," is now at the center of global debate over cannabis…

On Health Canada's edibles regulation

When the federal government pushed ahead with legislation to legalize recreational cannabis a few years ago, many Canadians felt it was the first invitation to a giant…

DK: Grower completes technical study for GACP/EU-GMP cultivation and processing facility

ICC International Cannabis Corp. has completed a Technical Feasibility Study relating to its proposed 150,000 square foot Danish GACP/EU-GMP certified Greenfield cultivation, processing and manufacturing facility. "We have previously engaged a leading Denmark based international pharma engineering firm…

NL: Dutch cities reject cannabis regulation plan

Author: Mark Taylor The Netherlands’ on-off love affair with cannabis has taken another twist as three of its largest cities have backed out of a government experiment to end the legal grey areas that exist around the country’s famous coffeeshops. The weed experiment, or Wietexperiment, would allow 10…

CAN: Health Canada finalizes regulations for the production and sale of edibles, extracts and topicals

Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why the Government implemented a strict legal framework to regulate and restrict access to cannabis keeping it out of the hands of youth, and profits out of the pockets of criminals and organized crime.…

US (CA): Santa Cruz County opens door for more cannabis cultivation

Santa Cruz County is opening a wider door for farmers hoping to cultivate cannabis on their agricultural land, but not all county leaders are onboard. In a split 3-2 vote…

US (CA): County Planning Commission denies appeal of Carpinteria-area cannabis cultivation

Wednesday’s appeal hearing for a Carpinteria Valley cannabis grow became an hours-long dissection of the county’s odor-control regulations, and the Planning Commission voted to grant approval for the project but with additional conditions. County staff approved a coastal-development permit for operator…

GR: Hexo Corp affiliate secures MMJ license in Europe

HEXO Corp's affiliate, HEXO MED, has received a medical cannabis installation license. The license, issued by the Greek government, will allow HEXO MED to establish cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities in the region of Thessaly, Greece. “Receiving licensing in Greece will allow us to…

US (TX): Governor signs Texas Hemp Legislation into law

Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law Texas House Bill 1325, which effectively legalizes the cultivation of hemp and processing of hemp and hemp-derived products, including…

US (MN): Hemp grower fights state to keep his crop

Eagles often soar overhead as Luis Hummel tends to his hemp crop in southeastern Minnesota. Though he has only a few acres just down the road from the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, what he’s hoping to harvest in the fall could provide a multimillion-dollar yield. The state Department of…

"Hemp: high time for the EU to weed out prejudice"

Just as we can’t see the forest for the trees, with hemp production, the plant behind the flower is often forgotten. Hemp is regularly at the top of the political agenda across Member States, as demonstrated by the recent debates on cannabis light shops. Sadly, these controversies outshine the many…

GACC releases cannabis industry's first model U.S. federal legislation

The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce (GACC) released the U.S. cannabis industry's first comprehensive model federal legislation to legalize interstate and international…

US (OH): East Liverpool based MMJ operations to be expanded

Construction is under way at an East End building which will be the home of FarmaceuticalRX’s processing, research and distribution operations in future months. Rebecca Myers, the company’s chief executive officer, said hiring efforts are expected to resume soon for its processing center at 2000 Harvey…

US (NJ): New Jersey to open over 100 new licenses to MMJ businesses

The New Jersey Department of Health recently announced its intention to offer over 100 new licenses to medical marijuana businesses. This includes 38 new licenses for cannabis Alternative Treatment Centers (ATC) in the northern and central regions of the state and 32 new licenses for its southern region.…

US (CA): Bureau of Cannabis Control launches new "Your Questions Answered" webpage

After many popular requests, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) has launched the new searchable database of questions and answers. The Bureau answers hundreds of great…

US (UT): Growers push back on proposed cannabis regulations

More than 50 people gathered in a packed meeting held Wednesday by state agriculture officials to discuss Utah's medical cannabis program. At the meeting, potential marijuana growers raised concerns about the limitations of the state's proposed cultivation regulations. Utah will allow 10 growers to…

US (MI): Oronoko planners approve MMJ grow facility

The site plan for a state allowed medical marijuana grow facility on Shawnee Road has been approved by the Oronoko Township Planning Commission. Commissioners OK’d the site plan submitted by Dan Van Treese of Pure Ventures for the facility, at their monthly meeting Tuesday night. Van Treese first came to…

US: New Mexico expands medical marijuana program

New Mexico is expanding its medical cannabis program to include people suffering from adverse effects of opioid use. Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel added opioid use…

CY: Cyprus appoints committee to oversee cannabis production

The Mediterranean island nation legalized marijuana cultivation, exports and imports in February in a 34-18 government member vote. It saw the country’s Drugs and Psychotropic…

US (WA): Food Marketing Institute to evaluate CBD-infused products

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on Friday participated in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public hearing regarding products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived…

US (NJ): New alternative treatment centers sought to expand access to MMJ

The New Jersey Department of Health is seeking new applicants to operate up to 108 additional Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs): Up to 38 in the northern region of the…

US (DE): Cannabis legalization bill clears first legislative hurdle

A bill to legalize marijuana in Delaware cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday, with the House Revenue and Finance Committee voting after a two-hour hearing to…

ZA: Cape Town approves cannabis cultivation facility

Cape Town city council has given the green light for a 2.1 billion rand ($140 million) medical cannabis facility that will employ 250 people. Earlier this week, South Africa legalized CBD sales and it has already decriminalized adult-use cannabis after the Constitutional Court decided a ban was…

US (MO): Now it is possible to apply to grow or sell MMJ in Missouri

June 4th is the first day that wannabe growers can apply for getting a growing or selling license. In addition to that, doctors as well can start prescribing MMJ treatments. Missouri is the 33rd state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, thus gaining the attention of investors seeking new markets.…

US (CO): Jefferson County contemplates ordinance for MMJ facilities

Facilities to grow and sell medical cannabis are coming to Jefferson County, members of the County Council were told at their May 6 work session. It’s up to council members to…

US (CA): El Dorado County cannabis committee to consider draft ordinances

El Dorado County’s cannabis committee will meet to discuss drafts of cannabis ordinances for commercial cannabis manufacturing, nurseries and test laboratories. The ad hoc…

US (IL): Lawmakers approve making medical pot permanent

Days after passing a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, the Illinois Senate approved legislation making Illinois’ medical marijuana program permanent. The program, put…

US (TN): New rules for Tennessee’s hemp program

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is announcing rule changes for the state’s hemp program to better serve hemp producers. “Farmers have been growing and researching this crop in Tennessee since the program began in 2015 as a pilot program,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M.…

US (CA): Wine Country feuds over measure to grow pot

The Napa Valley has become synonymous with wine, as grapevines cover the flatlands and creep up the hillsides. Now some entrepreneurs hope a new crop will take root: marijuana. Last week, a group called the Napa Valley Cannabis Association submitted what they believe are enough signatures to put the…

CAN (ON): Details coming soon on second round of cannabis retailers

Nipissing MPP and Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says the government will be announcing details in the near future on where the next round of cannabis stores will be…

US (IN): Marijuana still illegal in Indiana despite Illinois legalization

Although you won’t find marijuana roadblocks along the Indiana/Illinois border, State Police are reminding citizens who may head across the border to buy legal pot, weed is…

US (NJ): Plan to grow medical marijuana industry met with criticism

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plans to greatly expand the state’s medical marijuana program, citing “overwhelming” demand from patients. Under Murphy’s…

US (CA): Commission to hear cannabis grower appeal for Carpinteria Valley operator

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission is about to hear its first appeal for a cannabis cultivation permit and it’s for a property in the Carpinteria Valley, where residents have raised odor-related complaints for years. Marijuana has been grown in the valley for several years and, in many cases,…

US (NY): Governor says legal marijuana not likely this year

Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this month, he said Monday. Cuomo,…

FR: France to launch MMJ experiment in coming weeks

As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”,…

US (UT): Utah officials ask potential growers to step forward

The race is on in Utah for a cannabis cultivation license. On Friday, state agriculture officials began inviting applications from prospective growers who will be vying for one of 10 cultivation licenses. That puts the state on track for cannabis plants to begin growing this year, with the first medical…

US (OK): Health Department to begin inspections for MMJ businesses

Now that the grace period has passed for current businesses manufacturing or selling food products infused with or containing CBD and/or medical marijuana to obtain their food licenses, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will have inspectors making visits to ensure compliance with the law.…

US (NJ): Senate passes bill to expand MMJ program

New Jersey's Democrat-led Senate on Thursday passed a bill expanding medical marijuana services. The Senate voted 33-4 on the bill that increases the number of cultivators,…

US (MI): Cannabis Regulatory Agency first public meeting to be held

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced today that it will hold its first public meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Williams Building, 525 West Ottawa Street,…

CAN (ON): Canadian producer comments on new CBD legislation in South Africa

This past week, South Africa’s Department of Health removed Cannabidiol from the country’s Schedule 7 list of highly controlled drugs, allowing for legal sale of CBD products made in accordance with the government’s specified preparations. Supreme Cannabis’ international medical cannabis oil partner,…

ZW: Govt. approves first cannabis production project

Zimbabwe has approved the first project for the farming and processing of cannabis, a development that is set to earn the country billions in foreign currency. The project is to begin at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services' Buffalo Range prison in Chiredzi, southeast of the country. This…

AU: MMJ company is facing permit delays

ASX-listed medical cannabis company THC Global has faced "extraordinary delays" in receiving its manufacturing licences for two facilities in Queensland, its chairman says.…

Physician shortage may cause Australian MMJ program to fail

While medical cannabis is legal in Australia, many patients are finding it difficult to find physicians who are willing to prescribe the substance. This has forced those…

US operator receives research license in St. VIncent & the Grenadines

Stem Holdings has been awarded a research license to cultivate cannabis in the Caribbean country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG). The research is conducted in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Bureau of Standards of SVG and the Cannabis Research and Development Unit within the…

AU: Grower awarded key cultivation license

MGC Pharmaceuticals has taken a key step forward in its seed-to-pharmacy strategy after securing a cannabis cultivation research licence from the Australian Office of Drug Control. The licence allows the company and its research partner the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, or “RMIT”, to cultivate…

US (IL): Bill to legalize cannabis passed Senate

A bill to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Illinois passed the Senate Wednesday with a vote of 38-17. The bill, HB1438, is now headed to the House of Representatives for consideration. If approved, the bill would legalize the possession and purchase of up to 30 grams of cannabis for adults.…

US (AZ): Supreme Court rules cannabis extracts are legal

The Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that marijuana extracts are legal. The ruling means that cardholders who use marijuana extracts like oils, vape pens and…

US (CA): Special meeting to consider ways to reduce impact of cannabis operations in Carpinteria

At the May 28 City Council meeting, council members scheduled a special meeting to consider ways to reduce the impact of commercial cannabis growing outside of city limits. Councilmembers will seek more effective communication with the county, with the aim to change the current handling of unincorporated…

Bulgaria becomes first EU country to allow free sale of CBD

Bulgaria has made strides towards becoming the leaders of CBD in Europe, by becoming the first EU member state to authorize the free sale of a line of hemp-derived CBD…

ZA: Govt. made big changes to South Africa's cannabis laws

On Thursday (23 May), the Department of Health published an update on regulations surrounding cannabis in South Africa, effectively deregulating certain components of the plant. The cannabis plant comprises two main compounds – Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is considered to be the…

US (MO): Missouri posts final rules for MMJ

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the department tasked with regulating the industry, posted final rules on the department's website Friday, a move long awaited by people hoping to use, make or sell medical marijuana and related products. The rules take effect June 3, a day before…

JM: Govt. says "no plan for industrial hemp"

The Government has moved to relieve the anxiety gripping growers and producers in the country's burgeoning legal ganja industry regarding plans to open up the island to industrial hemp production, which many fear could obliterate cannabis. State minister for agriculture, Floyd Green, said there is no…

US: USDA says States can't block legal hemp shipments within borders

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) authorized the production of hemp and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of Controlled Substances. In response to questions raised concerning provisions pertaining to the interstate transportation…

US (MD): MMJ commission receives more than 160 grower and processor license applications

The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is pleased to announce that more than 160 applications were received for medical cannabis grower and processor…

CAN (QC): Quebec based 700k sqft facility now fully licensed by Health Canada

Les Serres Vert Cannabis, a subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation and a portfolio company of Canopy Rivers has received its final cultivation licence from Health Canada. "All 700,000 sq. ft. of operating space at Vert Mirabel is now licensed for cannabis production," the team with the company says.…

TH: Paving the way for the MMJ industry

Thailand legalised the use of marijuana for medicinal and research purposes in December 2018, granting usage for patient treatment and research and industry activities only.…

NL: Govt. to issue second MMJ license as demand grows

The Dutch government is planning to issue a second licence for the production of medicinal cannabis to meet growing demand from patients. The only company authorised to produce cannabis for medical use, Bedrocan in Emmeloord, has increased its output fivefold in the last five years to 2,604 kilograms.…

The cannabis financing double standard

Author: Steven Monahan It is common knowledge that the federal government’s Schedule I classification of cannabis makes it illegal. Many people also understand that any money…

US (MN): Lakeville votes for temporary freeze on new cannabis related Host Community Agreements

Selectmen voted unanimously to implement a six-month freeze on negotiations of Host Community Agreements (HCAs) with new cannabis companies seeking to start businesses in Lakeville, saying the town needs time to assess the impact that the half-dozen medical and recreational operations already permitted…

US: Congress requires the DEA to speed up action

The DEA has been dragging their feet when it comes to allowing and promoting cannabis research. The letter notes that the DEA has not acted on at least 26 research applications from farms that intend to grow cannabis for the purposes of research. The letter was written with the intention of stopping…

Barbados approves importation of MMJ

The ministry of health and wellness has approved five medicinal marijuana drugs submitted by the drug formulary committee to be placed on the National Drug Formulary. The…

CAN (BC): Agricultural Land Reserve leaving applications reviewing up to local governments

Some B.C. municipalities are “scrambling” after the provincial government clarified that all cannabis production is a permitted farm use in the Agriculture Land Reserve. The small wording change contained in an information bulletin released by the Agricultural Land Commission in early May means the ALC…

Canada invests $ 24.5M into cannabis research

Canadian officials have earmarked C$24.5 million (US$18 million) for cannabis research to fund 26 projects throughout the nation, according to a CBC report. The research will cover cannabis as a migraine treatment, cannabis education and harm reduction for youth, and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome – a…

The growing use cases of blockchain in cannabis

Cannabis is growing the U.S. and Canadian economies as the push for decriminalization moves forward. In fact, as American industries go, its 250,000+ employees far surpassed…

Jesse Denton, Kief Cannabis Company CEO

Discussing the recent changes by Health Canada

Earlier this month, Health Canada suddenly made changes to the license application process that will affect many new applicants or early-stage applicants . This decision arrived in a bid to reduce application waiting times. According to Jesse Denton, CEO with Kief Cannabis, these changes will have many…

US (WV): Legislature amends the WV cannabis act

On the first day of West Virginia’s legislative special session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1037, which made significant amendments to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The legislature removed various impediments to growing, processing, and dispensing medical…

US (UT): Possible license fees over $ 100k

Marijuana cultivators hoping to operate in Utah could pay more than $100,000 in fees to obtain a license if proposed rules for the program are approved in June. According to the rules proposed in April, those hoping to operate a cultivation facility, where marijuana is grown, will be required to pay an…

US (CA): Dispute between cannabis growers and neighbors in Santa Barbara

The meeting took place January 29 in a packed assembly room of the Santa Barbara County Administration Building deep in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara’s Spanish…

US (NJ): Department of health announces MMJ rule changes

The New Jersey Department of Health has announced amended medical marijuana rules that establish standards by which the department implements the Compassionate Use Medical…

CAN (ON): Canopy Rivers portfolio company awarded outdoor cultivation license

Canopy Rivers portfolio company, Agripharm Corp. has received its outdoor cultivation licence from Health Canada. Agripharm will be growing its first outdoor crop this summer at its Creemore, Ontario location. “We are pleased to see Agripharm diversify its operations and increase its growing capacity…

US (CA): California Senate passes legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks to help the industry get around restrictions on access to banking services.…

US (MA): Discussion on host agreement for cannabis cultivation at Eastleigh Farm

The City of Framingham is inviting Commonwealth Farm 1761, Inc. to begin negotiations for a host community agreement for a marijuana cultivation agreement at Eastleigh Farm on Edmands Road. Since then, Commonwealth Farm 1761, has been meeting with the City’s Marijuana Task Force, headed up by City of…

US (CO): A matter of altitude: growing cannabis up in the mountains

As the cannabis industry stepped out of prohibition times, a whole new set of technology and solutions became available to cannabis growers. But that was not the only change. An increasing number of countries have been approving laws to regulate the production of cannabis for medical purposes. Therefore,…

DE: Tender process finalized by German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

The final results of the tender process to allow domestic cultivation has been announced by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), confirming the preliminary results that we reported last month. The applicant who challenged some of the assigned lots was unsuccessful. Aurora's…

What is the problem with the licensing of growers in California?

Author: Jordan Zoot CalCannabis created a gigantic debacle with its licensing of cultivators. However, a more accurate statement is, “CalCannabis is a gigantic blunder.” “Biggest” depends on your perspective and audience. For those growers who are facing a loss of livelihood for trying to be good…

US (WV): Lawmakers pass fix to MMJ bill

During special session Monday, West Virginia lawmakers fixed and passed a bill meant to encourage medical marijuana businesses to come to West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice had…

NG: Ondo State to start procedures to actualize legalization

The Ondo State Government has said it has yet to legalise the cultivation of cannabis, popularly called Indian hemp, in the state but has begun procedures to actualise the legalisation. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who was in Thailand last week in company with the chairman of the National Drug Law…

NZ: Licensing key to grower's ambition

Medicinal cannabis firm Cannasouth is poised to become NZX's first initial public offering in two years and is touting its ability to secure licences and strong relationships with regulators as selling points. The Waikato-based company wants to raise $5 million from invited investors and another $5…

US: NACB publishes national standards for lab testing and product integrity

The National Association Cannabis Business has released lab testing and product integrity guideline. The document outlines the standards to comply with in order to obtain safe…

US (NE): Senate halts MMJ legalization bill

Medical cannabis legislation is dead in Nebraska even after the bill sponsor agreed to all of the opposition’s amendments to limit the products and delivery methods that would be allowed under the regime, the Lincoln Journal-Star reports. The measure did get hours of Senate floor debate before being…

US (CA): Sonoma County approves cultivation project praising it as "an example of best practices"

A marijuana grow in the hills above Guerneville won approval last week from Sonoma County planners, who praised the cannabis cultivation project as an example of “best practices” for local pot growers. “This is a great project,” said Greg Carr, a member of the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments…

LS: Namibian company acquires cannabis license in Lesotho

The Lesotho government has granted Namibian businessman Knowledge Katti and his Mosotho partner Thabo Ntai a licence to cultivate, manufacture and supply cannabis, in line…

US (OR): Oregon passes cannabis export bill

In a historic move today, the Oregon Senate voted in favor of a bill that would create a framework to allow Oregon to export cannabis to other states or countries that have…

US (IL): Lake County supervisor change when Measure C cannabis tax is collected

The Lake County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a resolution establishing new policy for Measure C cannabis cultivation tax collection. The resolution defers the…

US (FL): Fort Myers based nursery to compete to win Southwest Florida's first MMJ license

A Fort Myers nursery owner is competing for one of Florida's coveted full-service medical marijuana licenses and facing one challenge after another — even suing the state for a license he says he's owed. The owner of FTG nursery, John Allen, and his partner William Reese, a third-generation farmer,…

US: The need for MMJ ordinances

Voters approved medical marijuana in Missouri last year, and it's time for city and state officials to start thinking about it. Jefferson City attorney Nathan M. Nickolaus educated Fulton City…

US (NV): County board of supervisors approves cannabis cultivation ordinance

On Tuesday, May 14th the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved Nevada County’s Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance with a 4/5 vote. This comes after a multi-year community process starting in 2016 when 59% of Nevada County voters rejected Measure W, which proposed an ordinance banning outdoor…

US (CA): Santa Cruz County to ease cannabis cultivation rules

Santa Cruz County is rolling out significant changes to its cannabis cultivation rules as tax revenue fails to meet expectations and growers complain they are being driven out of the area by cumbersome local licensing requirements. The slate of regulation updates is aimed at paving the way to register at…

AU: Cannabis operator expands cultivation capacity and secures export license

THC Global Group Limited (THC Global or the Company) (ASX:THC) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s domestic cannabis operations, including securing an Australian…

CAN (BC): 30% increase in licensed capacity for Zenabis

Zenabis Global announced the licensing of Phase 2A at its Zenabis Atholville facility (an additional 3,200kg of cannabis cultivation capacity) and disclose the date of its…

US (NJ): Department of health announces MMJ rule changes

The New Jersey Department of Health today announced amended medical marijuana rules that establish standards by which the Department implements the Compassionate Use Medical…

US (CA): Mendocino County supervisors updated on cultivation program

During Tuesday’s Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Department of Planning and Building Services reported that an April 22 Cannabis Cultivation Report showed the county has received 1,339 cannabis applications and issued or approved 246; 886 applications are still active, while 93 have…

US (VA): Langley residents complain about odor coming from greenhouse

At the top of the hill overlooking the giant Canopy Growth marijuana greenhouse in Langley, Michelle Nicholls was explaining how the smell from the operation interferes with her enjoyment of her property when the wind shifted. “Smell that?” Nicholls said, as a wave of the characteristic odour briefly…

US (OR): Oregon's solution for cannabis oversupply

Let’s hear it for Oregon, where cannabis is providing an ongoing lesson in elementary economics and the role of government in the marketplace. Also, let’s hear it for Oregon, where the state’s cannabis producers have grown and processed so much product — a six or a seven-year supply, depending on who you…

US (OR): City of Augusta to explore MMJ municipal farm

Now that Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill allowing for the cultivation of medical marijuana, those hoping to secure one of the six state-issued private growing permits are…

US (CO): Lawmakers approve multiple cannabis reform bills

Multiple legislative proposals await action from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. House Bill 1234 establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed…

US (MI): Michigan's MMJ industry now has a regulatory referee

The man in charge of refereeing Michigan's marijuana market isn't one to reveal his personal opinions about the newly legalized drug. Andrew Brisbo is now officially the…

GR: Greece licenses six MMJ operations, more to come

It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the cannabis industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the product Some 50 applications for licenses have been submitted, three of which are in the final…

US (AL) Senate approves bill to legalize MMJ

The Alabama Senate approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana on Thursday. In a 17 to 6 vote, the chamber cleared the legislation, which would allow patients 19 and older…

US (NE): Lawmakers approve MMJ bill

The Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana on Friday, and it will now head to the full legislature for consideration. The…

IT: International Hemp Festival in Turin cancelled due to Minister of Interior's statements

The International Hemp Festival to be held in Turin has been cancelled as a result of the latest statements released by the Minister Matteo Salvini. However, at the same time, Turin municipality approved cultivation of medical cannabis within Turin territory. Shutting down legal cannabis shops The…

US (MA): Holyoke city council grants special permits for cannabis manufacturing facility

The City Council on Tuesday granted Life Essence a special permit for a marijuana manufacturing facility at 56 Canal St. Life Essence, a division of Trulieve Cannabis Corp., must now apply for licensing with the Cannabis Control Commission, which oversees the state’s medical and recreational marijuana…

US (TX): House approves second MMJ expansion bill

Four years after state Rep. Stephanie Klick authored legislation that legalized the sale of medical cannabis oil to Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the House gave…

US (GA): Georgia governor signs cannabis oil bill

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill that will make it possible for licensed entities to produce and distribute oils and other products which have limited amounts of…

US (MI): Hancock voters approve restriction on cannabis businesses

Annual town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a zoning bylaw Monday night that puts wide restrictions on anyone hoping to open a cannabis-related business. The "CannabisZoning Bylaw" will require that a medical cannabis treatment center, retailer or indoor cultivator would all be required to be…

CAN: "The new changes by Health Canada have implications for many current applicants"

3Sixty Secure has released some information on the recent change in cannabis licensing announced yesterday by Health Canada, and what the consequences for existing license…

US (CA): Dispute between avocado and cannabis growers over pesticide use

Scott Van Der Kar, an avocado grower in the Carpinteria foothills, thought he was immune to the cannabis controversy that has roiled neighborhoods closer to town. Van Der…

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Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Health Canada is introducing changes to align the approach to cannabis licensing with the approach for other regulated sectors, such as pharmaceuticals. The change aims to…

Spectrum Cannabis Denmark first to receive approval by Danish authorities

DK: "Only one last step left before sales kick off"

A very happy day for the team with Spectrum Cannabis, the Danish subsidiary of Canopy Growth. As the first in the country the company has received the approval by the Danish…

US: Patent and trademark office updates hemp marks guidelines

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published Examination Guide 1-19 titled Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods…

AU: LeafCann becomes licensed MMJ manufacturer

LeafCann Group Pty Ltd (LeafCann) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, LeafCann Manufacturing Pty Ltd, has been granted a licence to Manufacture Medicinal Cannabis by…

Canadian grower acquired export license to sell starting materials to Australia

Delta 9 Cannabis provided an update on its international activities. Export License On May 8, 2019, the company received notice from Health Canada that it has been granted an export permit to sell starting materials to authorized cannabis license holders in Australia and Tasmania. The permit will allow…

US: Keeping invasive pests out of the country

Safeguarding our Nation’s agriculture and natural resources against harmful plant pests is an awesome responsibility, one my agency—USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service—takes very seriously. Thanks to our employees, cooperators, and partners, the United States has one of the most robust…

US: Lawmakers urge DEA to approve more cannabis growers

Thirty members of Congress—including three presidential candidates—sent a letter to the heads of the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Tuesday,…

US (CA): Pittsburg temporarily bans hemp cultivation

Pittsburg has placed a 45-day moratorium on the establishment and operation of any new commercial businesses involving raw hemp. The urgency ordinance comes about as a result…

Cansortium Canada awarded licenses

CA (ON): "Securing our Canadian license is a significant milestone"

Cansortium announced that Health Canada, pursuant to the Cannabis Act, has granted to Cansortium Canada, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, a cannabis…

US: Grower complains of being 'ambushed' over pesticides

Frustration over Louisiana’s long-delayed medical marijuana program bubbled up at the State Capitol Tuesday, with lawmakers on a House panel advancing a proposal to strip the…

US (LA): Dispute over MMJ regulation

A simmering feud between one of Louisiana’s medical marijuana growers and the program’s regulator spilled into the Legislature on Tuesday (May 7), as lawmakers consider…

NZ: Cannabis legalization referendum to be held next year

New Zealanders will be able to have their say on whether they want to see cannabis legalised at a referendum during the next general election in 2020. The referendum will a…

US (CA): Conditional use permit for cannabis zones recommended by Santa Barbara County Commission

Commercial cannabis operations should be allowed on all inland properties zoned Agriculture 1 if a conditional use permit is obtained, the Santa Barbara County Planning…

US (MI): Cannabis shops will now only accept supply from State-licensed growers

Michigan regulators have been trying to get a grip on the state’s vast network of unlicensed cannabis growers and sellers for nearly a year. But the latest move by the department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) could have the opposite effect, driving unlicensed growers back to the so-called…

BR: Brazilian justice approved MMJ cultivation

In recent months, two more patients have obtained preventive Habeas Corpus for the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the courts in Rio de Janeiro, without the risk of being arrested by the police or suffering any kind of legal harassment, says G1 in its latest report. They both have…

CA (BC): Feds to address odor coming from MMJ greenhouses

The federal government has to step up to stop the stink. That’s what Delta South MLA Ian Paton and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman are saying about several cannabis growing…

US: U.S. hedge fund to vote against Canopy's proposed US$3.4B acquisition of Acreage

A U.S. hedge fund says it will vote against Canopy Growth's proposed acquisition of Acreage Holdings, saying the US$3.4-billion offer is "substantially lower" than the U.S.…


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