» Study: Marijuana use in Canada doubled in 30-year span
23/02/18 22:20 from Marijuana Business Daily
Cannabis use among Canadians 15 years and older increased more than twofold between 1985 and 2015, according to new data released this week by Statistics Canada, indicating that the potential market for recreational cannabis is still gro...

» Pennsylvania misses hemp target, but expansion still coming
23/02/18 21:33 from Marijuana Business Daily
Response to Pennsylvania’s plan to expand hemp production has been lower than state officials anticipated. The state set an ambitious goal for increasing hemp production this year by offering more licenses and increasing the acreage farm...

» CannTrust gets initial OK to list on Toronto Stock Exchange
23/02/18 20:57 from Marijuana Business Daily
CannTrust Holdings is set to become the first marijuana company to graduate to Canada’s senior stock market since listing requirements were clarified for companies with U.S. assets. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has given the Vaughan,...

» Viridian: Investment money pouring into cannabis industry
23/02/18 19:41 from Marijuana Business Daily
Investors pumped $1.23 billion into the legal marijuana industry during the first five weeks of 2018, nearly matching the $1.29 billion in investments in all of 2016. The $1.23 billion is nearly 600% more than the $178 million invested i...

» Week in Review: White House versus hemp, CA crackdown & Massachusetts’ MMJ shortfall worries
23/02/18 18:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
The Trump administration opposes nationwide hemp production, California takes action against unlicensed marijuana businesses, and Massachusetts fears a medical cannabis shortage. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the m...

» Canopy, Sunniva ink supply pact in Canada’s biggest marijuana deal
23/02/18 17:45 from Marijuana Business Daily
(This story has been updated from a previous version.) Two Canadian producers of medical marijuana have finalized a cannabis supply deal for what would be Canada’s largest transaction between two unaffiliated companies, essentially...

» Settlement allows Colorado cannabis retail chain to open three MMJ shops in Florida
23/02/18 16:47 from Marijuana Business Daily
The Green Solution, one of Colorado’s largest retail marijuana chains, has received the OK to open three medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida. That approval did not come without a fight, however. The Denver-based company’...

» Malta poised to be next domino to fall in European Union’s medical cannabis wave
23/02/18 16:28 from Marijuana Business Daily
A bill to regulate the production of medical marijuana in Malta would make the country among the first in the European Union to lay the groundwork for cannabis manufacturing and position it as a supplier in the 28-nation bloc, according ...

» Greek parliamentarians start debating draft medical marijuana law
23/02/18 15:56 from Marijuana Business Daily
Greek lawmakers had their first opportunity to debate a draft bill to legalize medical cannabis production that was submitted to Parliament on Feb. 7. The draft law was taken up by the Committee on Production and Trade and the Committee ...

» West Virginia may allow smokable medical cannabis
23/02/18 13:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
West Virginia’s medical marijuana board will recommend that state lawmakers allow patients who meet certain requirements to buy smokable forms of the medicine, a move that could boost MMJ sales. Such a move would also buck a trend ...

» Cannabis credit union accuser faces own lawsuit as questions swirl over company’s banking efforts
23/02/18 05:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
The legal and financial uncertainties overhanging a Colorado credit union that serves cannabis businesses have an added wild card: The executive who recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Partner Colorado Credit Union and ...

» Hemp State Highlight: Minnesota embraces revived hemp crop, but profits elusive
22/02/18 21:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Ever wondered why the U.S. hemp harvest is so tiny despite the crop’s adaptability and market potential? Minnesota is a great place to find some answers. The North Star State has allowed modern hemp production since 2016 and has flexible...

» Thailand considering steps to become ‘medical marijuana hub’
22/02/18 18:39 from Marijuana Business Daily
A proposed revision to Thailand’s notoriously strict narcotics law would ultimately permit the cultivation and use of medical cannabis across the Asian country. The draft text – completed in late 2017 and currently under revi...

» First Louisiana medical cannabis pharmacy targets September opening
22/02/18 16:45 from Marijuana Business Daily
The first medical cannabis sale in Louisiana could take place by the end of summer. That’s the proposed timeline for the opening of an MMJ pharmacy in the southern state, slightly two years after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into l...

» Experts challenge claims about medical marijuana's impact on teen recreational use and opioid deaths
22/02/18 14:03 from Marijuana News -- ScienceDaily
Two papers published today look at the current evidence of the effects of medical marijuana laws and conclude there is little support that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents or reduce opioid overdose deaths.

» Provincial Preview: Marijuana business opportunities abound in Nova Scotia
22/02/18 11:30 from Marijuana Business Daily
Nova Scotia may be off-limits for retail marijuana entrepreneurs, but dig a little deeper and a picture emerges of a potential hotbed for other cannabis business opportunities. The province boasts tax credits that greatly benefit new bus...

» Trump administration cautions against hemp expansion
21/02/18 23:19 from Marijuana Business Daily
The Trump administration doesn’t want to see hemp expanded nationwide in the next Farm Bill because of concerns about overproduction, an official said Wednesday. Greg Ibach, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sa...

» California initiates enforcement against approximately 500 unlicensed marijuana businesses
21/02/18 22:06 from Marijuana Business Daily
Less than two months after California’s legal cannabis industry launched on New Year’s Day, state officials are starting to target hundreds of marijuana companies that are operating illegally without a license. The state̵...

» New lawsuit filed over Ohio cannabis cultivation licenses
21/02/18 18:23 from Marijuana Business Daily
Six companies that lost out in November when Ohio awarded 24 medical marijuana cultivation permits have filed suit against the state’s Department of Commerce over what they allege was a “flawed scoring process.” Accordi...

» Massachusetts fears medical marijuana shortage once adult-use sales launch
21/02/18 13:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Massachusetts’ medical marijuana industry is worried the MMJ supply will dry up once the state begins legal recreational sales in July. According to Masslive.com, industry analysts are convinced there won’t be enough cannabis...

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