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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Ban on Cannabis Topicals Will Hurt Patients With Chronic Pain, Says Montreal Woman

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set for legalization across Canada this fall, Gold was hoping to try using them to help manage her pain. Those hopes were dashed, however, when the Quebec government announced it would be banning the sale of topicals in the province. That same regulation will also ban the sale of dessert or candy-like cannabis edibles. No pot brownies in Quebec as government clamps down further...

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

13 States expected to sell at least $1 billion in cannabis by 2024

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166 billion in annual sales and could disrupt a number of other industries as it expands. But when talking about global sales, we’re really discussing the important role legal cannabis could play in the United States — a market that’s second to no other. Carey’s projection pegs the U.S. as generating more than a third of his firm’s peak sales estimate,...

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

How Illinois became the only State to legalize weed sales without a referendum

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois is the 11th state to legalize marijuana and the second midwestern state to do so, following legalization approved by Michigan voters in 2018. Illinois lawmakers got it done by addressing many of the issues, including minority representation in the marijuana industry, that had derailed similar legislative action in New Jersey and New York. Joining the legal states. Illinois joins 10...

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

France’s new medical cannabis program could assist one million patients

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program. May 28, 2019, will go down in French history as the day when the French Senate gave the green light to medical cannabis for the first time. The new proposal will immediately enter a two-year experimental phase, pending full approval from the French Health Ministry. That’s not just good; it’s great news for an estimated 300,000 – one million French...

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program....

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Explore the world of medical cannabis delivery systems, patient experience and more

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder and Chairman of the German Association for Cannabis as Medicine (ACM), and founder and Executive Director of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), who allows us to delve into the world of medical cannabis in Germany. Here we gain a better understanding of how medical cannabis compares to traditional prescription medicine, the dynamics of medical cannabis delivery systems, how...

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Older Americans are the fastest growing group of medical marijuana users despite accessibility issues

Submitted by Marijuana News While medical cannabis use continues to increase across the board, the amount of Americans 60 or older using it is growing faster than any other age demographic. Despite this, a new study shows that older patients continue to have difficultly accessing this potentially life-saving medication, writes Calvin Hughes. Researchers from the University of Colorado recently set out to find how older Americans perceive and use medical marijuana. To do so they conducted 17 focus groups across Colorado and interviewed 136 people over the age of 60. “Older Americans are using cannabis for a lot of...

Submitted by Marijuana News While medical cannabis use continues to increase across the board, the amount of Americans 60 or older using it is growing faster than any other age demographic. Despite this, a new study shows that older...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Marijuana advocates hit unexpected roadblocks

Submitted by Marijuana News Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a measure allowing residents over the age of 21 to purchase and use cannabis products. But their win in Springfield comes at the end of a string of defeats in what was supposed to be a banner year for legalization. Even supporters of recreational use acknowledge their legislative agenda has run into more roadblocks than they expected. Legislators in New Jersey, Connecticut and New Mexico hit the brakes on...

Submitted by Marijuana News Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a measure allowing residents over the age of 21...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks

Submitted by Marijuana News As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry. Therapeutic cannabis may soon be legally available in France to hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from serious pain caused by illness. According to patient groups, somewhere between 300,000 and 1 million patients could be eligible to its use. “There will be about two years of experimentation with therapeutic cannabis, beginning as soon as the health ministry gives the green...

Submitted by Marijuana News As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry....

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Former UK Chief Drug Advisor wants medical cannabis for the masses

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like Penicillin.” As cannabis legalization sweeps across North America – with Canada being the latest country to permit cannabis for medical and recreational use – some countries in Europe apparently didn’t get the memo. The UK government, for example, has always been very conservative when it comes to the cannabis legalization issue, no matter who’s in power. Other countries in Europe...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘Game changer’: Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately, the regulator says new applicants seeking to produce, sell or process cannabis must already have a fully built facility. Previously, applicants were only required to make a paper submission. “This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. “We go from a situation where if you wanted...

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately,...

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