We’re so focused on North America’s cannabis legalization trajectory that the global perspective can sometimes shift out of focus. Since the Neolithic age some 12,000 years ago, hemp has been farmed for food and fiber. In many regions, even in Europe as far back as the 16th century, hemp — and occasionally cannabis — has […]
Colombian Gold is about to live up to its name. As medical and recreational pro-cannabis legislation blazes across the globe — from South Africa to Canada to Israel — so too are the front-runners of the burgeoning international marijuana industry expanding their reach globally. Lower labor costs and favorable climate conditions are two key components […]
Once upon a time, Canada’s black market and Northern California’s Emerald Triangle made up the largest chunk of the cannabis consumed in North America. BC bud, as it was then commonly known, was the most sought-after marijuana product in Canada and the US. Grown indoors and outdoors in British Columbia, fortunes were easily made in […]
Local authorities in the Dutch city of Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands closed down one of the country’s oldest and most iconic cannabis coffee shops on August 19. De Bakkerij — Dutch for “The Bakery” — has been selling hash and weed for more than 40 years. The current owners, Peer and Patricia, […]
On March 30, 1961, the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a treaty to control and regulate certain substances considered to have medicinal value, while prohibiting the use of drugs and narcotics considered harmful to society and with no medicinal value. The treaty created four schedules of controlled substances and assigned the […]
The iconic, ultra-modern building of the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam played host the first ever conference specifically aimed at cannabis investors based in the Netherlands. In late September, the Cannabis Capital Convention brought together investment analysts and pioneering entrepreneurs from the legal cannabis industry. Cannabis business conferences are still a rare sight in Europe. While […]
As of September 18, 2018, it is now legal for any adult in South Africa to consume, possess and grow cannabis — or dagga, as it’s commonly known — for personal use. In a historic decision handed down by the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the ban on cannabis was declared unconstitutional and therefore invalid. […]
UPDATE: US Customs and Border Protection has updated its late-September statement, noting that Canadians who work in the legal cannabis industry in their country are free to cross the US border. “A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to […]
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