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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Another Day, Another Marijuana Production Cut in Canada

Submitted by Marijuana News At this time last year, investor hopes for the cannabis industry were pretty high. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the modern era to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2018, derivative pot products looked to be less than a year from hitting dispensary shelves in Canada, and multiple U.S. states were in the process of greenlighting medical cannabis or recreational pot. However, over the past year, marijuana companies and investors alike have seen their hopes and dreams for the pot industry go up in smoke. Canadian marijuana stocks have been a buzzkill...

Submitted by Marijuana News At this time last year, investor hopes for the cannabis industry were pretty high. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the modern era to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2018, derivative pot...

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on November 30, 2019 in World News

Leukemia and medical marijuana: Here are the facts

Submitted by Marijuana News Few experiences are more devastating than a cancer diagnosis. A leukemia diagnosis can be especially jarring, given that we typically hear of it in movies as a predator of children, even though the medical community has found that children have the highest state of remission at 94 percent, with adults at up to 40 percent after five years. A cancer of the blood, leukemia affects the bone marrow, red blood cells, white blood cells and the cells that cause clotting. Its symptoms include chills, weakness, susceptibility to infection, weight loss, bruising, swollen lymph nodes and bone...

Submitted by Marijuana News Few experiences are more devastating than a cancer diagnosis. A leukemia diagnosis can be especially jarring, given that we typically hear of it in movies as a predator of children, even though the medical community...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Demand For CBD Oil Could Lead To Christmas Tree Shortage

Submitted by Marijuana News Growers are choosing to grow crops that are easier to take care of and that produce more money than seasonal Christmas trees. Christmas trees take their time to grow and develop, which is why some growers are tempted to plant less seasonal and more profitable crops, such as hemp. This change could make it hard for those who are looking for a Christmas tree to find the option they want. “If you love Christmas trees, then the key is to come early, so that you can get first dibs,” said John Patton of Patton Christmas...

Submitted by Marijuana News Growers are choosing to grow crops that are easier to take care of and that produce more money than seasonal Christmas trees. Christmas trees take their time to grow and develop, which is why some...

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on November 30, 2019 in World News

Worldwide cannabis sales to grow 853% by 2024, new report estimates

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn’t exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for global weed sales generates tens of billions of dollars each year. This means there are clear-cut reasons to believe that these illicit sales can be moved to legal channels in the years to come. Since 1996, we’ve seen two-thirds of all U.S. states give medical marijuana the green light, with 11 of these states also allowing adult-use consumption and/or retail...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn’t exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabis companies are eyeing the opportunities in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News The North American cannabis market is going through growing pains and companies focused on making profits from the new green gold experienced major losses. Meanwhile, in Europe, the emerging cannabis sector opens up new opportunities of expansion to companies like World High Life PLC (NEX:LIFE). It is time for a fresh look at the cannabis sector because while equity valuations and investor sentiment change, the cannabis market itself remains attractive. Canopy Growth (TSE:WEED) is the blue-chip cannabis market leader and the company that was the first to secure significant capital, when Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ)...

Submitted by Marijuana News The North American cannabis market is going through growing pains and companies focused on making profits from the new green gold experienced major losses. Meanwhile, in Europe, the emerging cannabis sector opens up new opportunities...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

2019 Was A ‘Year Of Stagnation’ For Europe’s CBD Market

Submitted by Marijuana News Regulatory blockages are stymieing the growth of the European CBD industry, says one of the continent’s leading experts. Antonin Cohen has been involved in the European CBD and cannabis industry for the last decade, initially as an activist and later an entrepreneur. He produced his first product for the CBD and industrial hemp market in 2013 and is now the founder and CEO of Harmony. Speaking at the Global Cannabis Institute conference in London, last week, he said: “2019 looks like being a year of stagnation for the CBD industry in Europe, it is facing many...

Submitted by Marijuana News Regulatory blockages are stymieing the growth of the European CBD industry, says one of the continent’s leading experts. Antonin Cohen has been involved in the European CBD and cannabis industry for the last decade, initially...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs

Submitted by Marijuana News Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in the 28-country European Union, the bloc’s anti-drugs agency said on Tuesday. In its annual report, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said the EU’s overall narcotics market was worth at least 30 billion euros in 2017, up from 24 billion in 2013. The global market for illicit drugs was estimated to be worth between $426 and $652 billion, the agency said, warning that its estimates about the EU...

Submitted by Marijuana News Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in the 28-country European Union, the bloc’s anti-drugs agency said on Tuesday. In...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

EU should adopt German standards on medical cannabis, campaigners say

Submitted by Marijuana News Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA). The recently established lobby group is taking its first steps in the Brussels bubble, advocating for an EU-wide regulatory framework on medical marijuana. While the market for medical cannabis is already well developed in some EU member states, only EU-wide standards can ensure patients have the same across Europe. Different legislation across EU countries on prescribing cannabis-based medicines can hinder patients’ access to their treatment when they travel abroad, EUMCA said. “Our...

Submitted by Marijuana News Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA). The recently established lobby group is taking its first steps in the...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

European Hemp Farmers Feeling Hampered By EU’s Low THC Limit

submitted by Marijuana News Since 1999, after intense lobbying from unions representing French farmers, the THC limit for European hemp has been capped at 0.2%. Yet two decades hence, that standard is being blamed for negatively impacting the viability of the European hemp industry. For instance, adoption of the 0.2% limit reduced both the number of hemp strains listed in the official European Union (EU) plant variety catalogue, and the number of strains which European farmers can cultivate (as of November 2019, the catalogue contained 72 hemp strains). By definition, reducing the number of strains limits hemp farmers’ choices...

submitted by Marijuana News Since 1999, after intense lobbying from unions representing French farmers, the THC limit for European hemp has been capped at 0.2%. Yet two decades hence, that standard is being blamed for negatively impacting the viability...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

Tecumseh Native Miss Universe Canada to Champion Pot at World Competition

By Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star Beauty pageants and pot promotion will share the same glamorous spotlight this December when Tecumseh native Alyssa Boston represents the country as Miss Universe Canada with a pro cannabis twist. The 24-year-old beauty queen told the Star she plans to make the case for global marijuana legalization during the Miss Universe competition Dec. 8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her approach to that pot pitch is still a secret, but she admitted television viewers would be seeing green during her time on stage. “It’s a little different for a beauty queen to talk about cannabis,” Boston...

By Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star Beauty pageants and pot promotion will share the same glamorous spotlight this December when Tecumseh native Alyssa Boston represents the country as Miss Universe Canada with a pro cannabis twist. The 24-year-old beauty queen...

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