Items tagged with cannabis industry

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Greece hopes its economy can get high from medical weed [14.11.2017] Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help th...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu...
Ready or not, recreational marijuana use is coming to Canada [04.11.2017] Proposing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana was the easy part for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With about eight months to g...
Legalized marijuana presents opportunity of a lifetime for Canadian entrepreneurs [03.11.2017] The modern-day prospectors in Canada's new cannabis market are working hard and cutting deals as the final eight months tick down to the day when rec...
Alcohol goliath pours $190M into Canadian cannabis company [30.10.2017] Constellation Brands, the alcohol goliath, is putting its money toward another emerging sector — cannabis-based beverages. The company plans to spend...
Op-Ed: Marijuana farming – a silver bullet for rural poverty? [26.09.2017] When marijuana farming is legalised in South Africa who will benefit? This is not just a hypothetical question. Right now, marijuana is being legally...
Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit [24.09.2017] With green in their eyes, Israeli entrepreneurs have spotted cannabis soon to be growing opportunity, and at least 700 have applied to the Israeli He...
The marijuana war has gone local, and pot advocates are losing — badly [17.09.2017] The fight over the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts isn’t over. But one side has already gone home. Last November, a well-funded and well-o...
Few Jamaicans in local ganja industry — Dr Lowe [08.09.2017] There is a negative buzz surrounding Jamaica's budding legal ganja industry. According to Dr Henry Lowe, owner of Medicanja, “It feels like our objec...
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower [27.08.2017] Thanks to government support and a long tradition, China has quietly become a superpower in hemp production and research. This growth has in part bee...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
This cannabis company plans to turn a California desert town into a pot paradise [04.08.2017] American Green announced it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee s...
Forget pot producers - here's a better way for investors to cash in on cannabis legalization [26.07.2017] A big chunk of the capital invested in the flood of cannabis-related startups is certain to go down the drain, and it could take years to wring real ...
California considering creating a state-run bank for cannabis businesses [16.07.2017] California government, financial and marijuana business leaders met last week in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be th...
Cannabis cash conundrum: Some businesses bury money, others truck it to a federal vault [12.07.2017] With recreational use set to become legal next year under Proposition 64, cannabis sales in the state are expected to top $7.5 billion in 2020, up fr...
Canada’s biggest licensed weed producer is losing money [27.06.2017] Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer seems to have no problem driving in sales, but it is still struggling to get to profit territory. Canopy ...
U.K. tobacco giant gets medicinal cannabis expertise [13.06.2017] Imperial Brands Plc gained the services of a leader in the field of medicinal cannabis as the British tobacco manufacturer seeks to further its push ...
Federal bills from Colorado legislators seek to shield state marijuana laws, open banking [18.05.2017] Colorado federal lawmakers amplified efforts to protect state-enacted marijuana laws and cannabis businesses. Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman in...
Bob Marley, ganja and the green stuff – is selling Brand Jamaica just a pipe dream? [03.05.2017] When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government would ...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli...
New federal bill would allow banking for marijuana businesses [27.04.2017] Marijuana businesses can’t openly bank and congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is hoping to change that. Perlmutter on Thursday introduced the Secure...
Canada’s plan to be the world leader in legal weed [20.04.2017] Cannabis is already big business in Canada. The drug was approved for medicinal use 20 years ago, and almost 30 percent of young adults say they use ...
Marijuana goes industrial in California [15.04.2017] The vast and fertile Salinas valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now Cal...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po...
Big Pharma's anti-marijuana stance aims to squash the competition, activists say [03.04.2017] As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed. There, a pharmaceutical company called Insys wa...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be...
Israel seeks piece of projected $50 billion medical marijuana market [27.03.2017] Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge...
Marijuana stocks drop as Trudeau’s pot czar says Canada won’t rush into legalization [07.03.2017] As investors flock to Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is signaling recreational pot sales aren’t imm...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali...
Israel moves to decriminalize marijuana use [26.01.2017] Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, wi...
The next big bubble could be in Canada’s soaring pot market [07.12.2016] The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burs...
Trudeau’s bait and switch on legalization? [04.12.2016] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed frustration around the current cannabis landscape, explaining, “Until we have brought in the propose...
Donald Trump’s attorney general pick could destroy the recreational pot industry [21.11.2016] Attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is a fervent foe of marijuana legalization. But if he were confirmed as President-elect Trump’s ...
Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week [10.11.2016] Marijuana reform won in eight out of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace...
Marijuana legalization won big on Election Day. It will keep winning [09.11.2016] In California voters approved legalization. The country’s most populous state and biggest economy will allow people to buy marijuana for recreational...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo...
Pot stock hits record high as more U.S. states press ahead with legalization [11.10.2016] As polls indicate California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are poised to approve referendums dramatically expanding legal U.S. cannabis u...
American says he wants to protect Jamaica’s natural ganja [24.09.2016] Anticipating that original ganja strains are likely to become extinct after the new, legitimate ganja industry opens up in Jamaica, American business...
Overseas backers push ganja co-op for Jamaica [15.09.2016] A group of international investors is looking to partner with local interests, particularly small farmers to corner the local and export market for g...
Cannabis industry expected to be worth $50 billion by 2026 [11.09.2016] The legal cannabis industry in the U.S. may grow to $50 billion in the next decade, expanding to more than eight times its current size, as lawful po...
In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs [11.09.2016] Israel is a well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. This summer, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to r...
Did the DEA just kick open the door for the pharmaceuticalization of pot? [11.08.2016] While much ink has been spilled over the last few days regarding DEA’s refusal to recognize marijuana as a medicine and its unwillingness to reclassi...
The goal of legalized cannabis shouldn’t be corporate gold [14.07.2016] Canada has a tradition of overregulation and one can already sense that the government is poised to place a myriad of restrictions on production and ...
The pot law that could be 'deal-breaker for the drug war' [04.07.2016] California's pot legalization initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), qualified for the ballot in November, setting the stage for a vote t...
Who's funding the US cannabis industry? [23.06.2016] Funding is one of the biggest challenges for the cannabis industry, which still exists in a legal grey area. Cannabis has been legalised for medical ...
The first big company to say it’s serving the legal marijuana trade? Microsoft. [15.06.2016] As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, i...
The activists helping illegal pot dealers turn into legit marijuana businessmen [08.06.2016] In California, where voters are expected to legalize recreational marijuana in November, there’s a small, but growing movement to eliminate barriers ...

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