The great race to become the World’s weed supplier

Submitted by Marijuana News on Fri, 10/11/2019Companies vying to be the biggest cannabis producer in America or Canada are wasting their time and suffering from a crippling lack of vision. The real play is to make a bid to become the worldwide leader in global cannabis exports — like firms in Jamaica and Lesotho as …

Canadians Who Smoke Legal Weed Could Be Banned From U.S. For Life

By Jason Lemon On 6/26/18 Marijuana will be legal for recreational use in Canada on October 17, but despite legalization, Canadians who admit using cannabis could be banned permanently from entering the U.S.“It’s basically black and white—if you admit to a U.S. border officer at a U.S. port of entry that you’ve smoked marijuana in …

Russia Says Canada Weed Legalization Is a ‘Breach’ of International Legal Obligations

By Jason Lemon On 6/25/18Russia has come out strongly against Canada’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, calling the move a “breach” of its “international legal obligations.”The Russian Foreign Ministry said that a number of international conventions, to which Canada is a signatory, require privy nations to restrict the use of cannabis and other drugs to …

Canada just became the 2nd country in the world to legalize marijuana

Jeremy Berke  25 m Canada just became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana nationwide. Legal sales are set to begin October 17.The bill passed Canada's Senate 52-29 on Tuesday evening.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during his 2015 campaign to legalize marijuana.Marijuana stocks surged on the news on Wednesday morning.Canada is the second …

Israeli medical marijuana firms may flee if export ban persists

By Shoshanna SolomonExperts says country could lose out on becoming world leader in sector worth over $1 billion, ready to share know-how with foreign partners, if restrictive policies remain in place.Israel’s medical marijuana industry stands to lose out on substantial financial gains if an export ban ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues, industry experts …

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for …

Canada to be first G7 country to legalize weed – Gov-General

  Next year Canada could become the first country in the G7 group of the world’s leading economies to legalize marijuana as the government announces its plans in a speech to parliament. The freshly-elected Liberal government has reaffirmed their pledge to legalize marijuana as Governor-General David Johnson addressed the parliament with a speech that outlined …

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Source: Human Rights Watch Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking (London) - The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until the death penalty for drug offenses is abolished, six rights groups said in a letter published today. The groups made the plea …

Ebola.com Purchased for $200K by Marijuana Company. And It Gets Stranger From There

Jacob Davidson @JakeD Oct. 23, 2014 Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com’s owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL for at least $150,000. Now, according to a report from DomainInvesting.com, Ebola.com has been sold to a Russian company that is apparently focused on the marijuana …

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express. Marijuana’s sober sibling “hemp” — used for millennia as a food, fuel, and fiber — returns to American fields this year in another sign of the end of prohibition. The State of Colorado — which legalized hemp farming at the ballot …

Studying Marijuana and Its Loftier Purpose

Tikkun Olam, a medical marijuana farm in Israel, blends the high-tech and the spiritual. By ISABEL KERSHNER Published: January 1, 2013   SAFED, Israel — Among the rows of plants growing at a government-approved medical marijuana farm in the Galilee hills in northern Israel, one strain is said to have the strongest psychoactive effect of …

Marijuana Law Introduced to Uruguay Congress

By PABLO FERNANDEZ Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay November 16, 2012 (AP) Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country's leading pot dealer on Thursday, as lawmakers formally introduced to Congress a framework for regulating the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. The proposal is much more liberal than what Uruguay's government …

Q&A: First Health Canada helps prosecute marijuana growers, then asks them for advice

Marc-Boris St. Maurice during the 2004 federal election, when he was leader of the Marijuana Party. Montreal’s Centre de Compassion, a medical marijuana facility, was raided last year and subsequently shut down, its director Marc-Boris St. Maurice charged with trafficking. Yet, much to his surprise, Health Canada asked him for advice on the subject of …