South Africa: Highest Court Upholds Right To Consume Marijuana In Private

South African politicians first outlawed marijuana in 1908. Annually, some 13 percent of all arrests in the nation are marijuana-related.

SOUTH AFRICA: The nation’s highest court has upheld a 2017 decision finding that the use of marijuana by adults in private is constitutionally protected behavior. Judges unanimously ruled that privacy protections encompass an adult’s right to possess and grow cannabis in a private space. It is not “a criminal offense for an adult to use or be in possession of cannabis in Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Sproutly Canada CEO Keith Dolo

Sproutly Canada President and CEO Keith Dolo

Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Keith Dolo, President and CEO of Sproutly Canada. 1. Tell us about your Company Sproutly is a Read the full article…

Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States

Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are "determined to be a drug abuser" or if they have assisted in the trafficking of an illicit substance.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A top official from the US Customs and Border Patrol has affirmed that the agency will enforce a federal policy prohibiting those involved with the Canadian marijuana industry from entering the United States. Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Expands Into Jamaican Market

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CANADA: FSD Pharma has announce that it intends to launch a strategic partnership into the Jamaican cannabis market as part of its plan to expand internationally. FSD has signed a Letter of Intent effective September 10, 2018 with JJAMACANN Inc. to form a joint venture operating as FSD Jamaica. FSD Jamaica expects to partner locally with Read the full article…

Tilray Exports 2:100 CBD Oil To The United Kingdom

Tilray exports CBD Oil to the UK

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, production and distribution, announced today that Tilray 2:100, a product produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada, was successfully imported into the United Kingdom, to supply a pediatric patient in need.   The changing regulatory measures in the United Kingdom (UK) previously prohibited the Read the full article…

iCAN Signs MoU With Yom Chai for Crohn’s Disease And Autism

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ISRAEL: The Directors of Ananda Developments have announced that investee company iCAN has signed an MoU with a new Israeli Medical Cannabis company Yom Chai to develop and clinically validate cannabis based treatments for Crohn’s Disease, Autism and other neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal diseases. Yom Chai has deep experience in the international medical cannabis market Read the full article…

Global Hemp-based Foods Market 2018-2022

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High Demand for Organic Hemp-based Foods to Boost Growth The global hemp-based foods market is expected to accelerate at a CAGR of over 24% during the forecast period, according to the latest market research report released by Technavio. The growing vegan population and increasing cases of celiac disease are key factors triggering the growth of Read the full article…

What Canada’s Legalization of Cannabis Means to the United States

Canada's Legal Cannabis Industry Will Impact US market

By Scott Mandell, President of Cannabistry Labs Following Uruguay’s lead, Canada recently became the second country in the world to federally legalize adult-use cannabis. This measure will allow the country to capitalize on substantial economic opportunities, propelling it towards becoming the cannabis capital of the world. Meanwhile, just south, the United States struggles to find Read the full article…

Constellation Brands To Invest $4 Billion USD In Canopy Growth

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Expands Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Canopy Growth’s Global Expansion Plans  CANADA: Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, and Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company have announced a significant expansion of their strategic partnership to position Canopy Growth as the global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property and retailing. Constellation Brands will increase its ownership Read the full article…

LDB Issues Product Call For Non-Medical Cannabis

LDB issues product call for non-medical cannabis

CANADA: The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has issued a second product call as part of a continuing effort to expand its wholesale product assortment for non-medical cannabis. In July, the LDB entered into memorandums of understanding with 32 licensed producers to form its initial wholesale product assortment to cater to the B.C. market directly following legalization Read the full article…