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    Medical Marijuana Now Legal in South Korea

    South Korea has become the first East Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use. The change comes as part of amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs that the National Assembly voted to approve recently. The amendments will allow for “non-hallucinogenic” doses of cannabis to be prescribed by physicians. According to […]

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      Massachusetts’ First Five Days of Legal Weed

      The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened last week, and the numbers are in. Over the first five days, dispensaries sold $2.2 million worth of recreational cannabis, according to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. An average of $39.33 per customer was spent, the commission also noted. When compared with the $5 million that Colorado did […]

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        The Legalization Train Rolls On

        Election results in three states showed big wins for legalization advocates Tuesday night. Voters in Michigan opted to allow recreational use, while those in Missouri and Utah approved measures to allow medicinal use. The other ballot measure of note, which failed, was in North Dakota. So that now makes 33 states in which marijuana is […]

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          The Marijuana Vote 2018: Where is Weed Likely to Win?

          All over the continent government policies concerning weed are shifting like tectonic plates this year. In October, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled to overturn prohibition, and recreational sales began in Canada. As for the United States, voters in Oklahoma passed an extremely progressive medical marijuana bill this summer, while Vermont residents began enjoying legal recreational […]

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            The FDA Asked for Our Opinions, but Will They Listen?

            The idea of legalization is a hot topic on a global scale. As important of a subject in the US, it is equally important across the globe. This is why The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence will make cannabis a topic at a meeting being held in Geneva in December. They will […]

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              Where You Can – And Can’t – Get a Dispensary License in Canada

              As most already know, Canada became the second country in the world that has recreational marijuana-usage legalized. Currently, the country’s demand for dispensaries is high, leaving a void that entrepreneurs interested in the cannabis industry could easily fill. If you’ve considered launching a dispensary in Canada, it’d be a good idea to strike now while […]

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                California Governor Jerry Brown Bans CBD Infused Alcohol Throughout State

                For years, California restaurants, cafes, and bars have been mixing CBD into their alcoholic drinks. It’s often offered as a health supplement or a novelty item, for those willing to pay a bit more. But a recently signed bill has now made it illegal for businesses to infuse alcoholic beverages with CBD. This is the […]

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                  The Impact of Legal Cannabis in Canada

                  Few people were surprised when Canada announced that marijuana prohibition in the country would end October 17, 2018. After all, Canada does have one of the highest rates of marijuana use in the world. In 2017 alone, Canadian citizens spent around C$5.7 billion ($4.6 billion) on medical and recreational cannabis combined, roughly $1,200 per user, […]

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                    Civil Forfeitures Expected to Increase in Canada Following Cannabis Legalization

                    Defense lawyers warn Canadian citizens that police may increase their use of civil forfeiture to crack down those breaking the new marijuana laws. Civil forfeiture is the process in which police can seize property without having to charge the person with a crime. Civil forfeiture of houses, money, vehicles, or any other property suspected of […]

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                      CSA Says Canadian Cannabis Companies Not Meeting Disclosure Requirements

                      According to Canadian regulators, marijuana companies are failing to provide even the most basic financial information to shareholders, including most everything from production cost to fair value assessments. The Canadian Securities Administrators concluded in a statement made Wednesday that every one of the 70 companies they reviewed failed to meet the disclosure requirements. They often […]

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