Canada’s Provinces Lining Up To Sell Pot

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: Following its announcement that the Province of Ontario is planning to add 150 new governments, the Province of New Brunswick has announced a multi-million dollar deal with cannabis producers. The easterly Province of New Brunswick has announced that it has developed a new Crown corporation for the supervision of cannabis sales for the government’s anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis July 2018. Read the full article…

Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeks To Legalize Marijuana By July 2018

Canadians love to smoke pot

CANADA:  Legislation is anticipated from the Trudeau administration in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. In 2015, the Liberal Party pledged to “legalize and regulate” marijuana if Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. The forthcoming legislation will likely be modeled after recommendations issued in 2016 by a federal task force. Members of the task force called on Read the full article…

Colombia To Legalize Commercial Sale Of Medical Marijuana

The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law.

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. It will regulate regulating Read the full article…

Canada Is Primed To Be A Global Example For Medical Marijuana

The Canadian companies are in a race to raise money to build facilities, attract patients and grab shares in a market projected to grow to C$1.3 billion ($1.20 billion) in the next 10 years.

CANADA: By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor. About a dozen producers of the drug will find themselves in the spotlight this year as they consider going public or prepare to so through share sales or Read the full article…

Sri Lanka May Legalize Marijuana

It is currently a crime to engage any activity related to Marijuana in Sri Lanka although the substance has been used for Ayurvedic Medicine. Fresh marijuana fried in ghee is used in a number of different traditional medicines for treating a wide variety of ailments according to experts.

SRI LANKA:  Sri Lanka may partly legalize Marijuana after a minister told a weekend national paper that he will introduce a bill in parliament to lift the ban on the substance.  Minister of Indigenous medicine Salinda Dissanayake told the Sunday Leader last week Marijuana (cannabis) can be used for medicinal purposes and hence the ban on the Read the full article…

Spliffs And Butts

Cannabis in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM: In 1952, Donald Macintosh Johnson, later the Conservative MP for Carlisle, published a study entitled “Indian Hemp: A Social Menace”. Even small doses of the drug could lead to violence and mental-health problems, he fretted. More than 60 years later, politicians from all Britain’s major parties are just as worried and resist legalization. Yet Read the full article…