Analysts Forecast High Growth For North America Cannabis

“North America Cannabis: New Markets, Competitors and Opportunities: 2018-2026 Analysis and Forecasts”

IRELAND: The legal Cannabis revolution is only beginning. The 80+ years prohibition against its use is now ending and the tides are clearly turning. Despite being illegal for so long, more than 37 million people in the U.S. and millions more in Canada use Cannabis, both legally and illicitly. The market for Cannabis in North Read the full article…

‘Grandma’s Magic Remedy:’ Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Secret

A debate on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal uses in Mexico is in its infant stages, but Mexicans have used cannabis for therapeutic purposes for centuries.

MEXICO: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a lot of faith in it,” said the Read the full article…

Mexico Issues First Permits For Growing And Possessing Marijuana

The government's medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a November Supreme Court ruling

MEXICO: The Mexican government granted the first permits allowing growing and possession of marijuana for personal use on Friday. The government’s medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a November Supreme Court ruling. The permits won’t allow smoking marijuana in the presence of children or anyone who hasn’t given Read the full article…

Ruling In Mexico Sets Into Motion Legal Marijuana

The vote by the court’s criminal chamber declared that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. While the ruling does not strike down current drug laws, it lays the groundwork for a wave of legal actions that could ultimately rewrite them, proponents of legalization say.

MEXICO: The Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing marijuana on Wednesday, delivering a pointed challenge to the nation’s strict substance abuse laws and adding its weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war against drugs. The vote by the court’s criminal chamber declared that individuals should have Read the full article…

Homegrown, Gourmet Pot On The Rise In Mexico

Just as seeds increasingly are crossing borders, wider acceptance abroad is reshaping attitudes in Mexico.

MEXICO:  Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican smokers want strains like Liberty Haze and Moby Dick — Read the full article…

Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For War On Drugs

Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence.

MEXICO:  Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence. “I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault,” Clinton told an audience of students and business leaders at the recent Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity. “Basically, we Read the full article…

Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin And Meth

Made-in-the-USA marijuana is quickly displacing the cheap, seedy, hard-packed version harvested by the bushel in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains.

CALIFORNIA:  Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decriminalization trend is upending the North American narcotics trade. The amount of cannabis seized by U.S. federal, state and local officers along the boundary with Mexico Read the full article…

Mexican President Hints To Change In Marijuana Laws

Mexican President Hints May Be Open To Change In Marijuana Laws

MEXICO:  Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying on Sunday, hinting he may be open to following the lead taken by some U.S. states in changing drug laws. Political pressure has grown in Mexico to take a more liberal stance on Read the full article…

Legislators Ask Why Mexicans Should Die Over A Drug The U.S. Is Legalizing

Mexican President Hints May Be Open To Change In Marijuana Laws

MEXICO:  Two Mexican legislators say they’re sick of cramming their jails full of pot smokers. Few countries have suffered the consequences of the U.S.-led war on drugs more than Mexico. As the principal supplier of marijuana to the United States, as well as a major transit country for cocaine and other hard drugs, Mexico has Read the full article…

Leaked Paper Reveals UN Split Over War On Drugs

A woman marches in favour of the legalisation of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 8 June 2013.

NEW YORK:  Major international divisions over the global “war on drugs” have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organization’s long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics. The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as Read the full article…