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 […]
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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 […]
Cannabis is now legal in some form in more US states than it is not. Recreational cannabis is legal in nine states plus Washington, DC. Indeed, 31 states now have some form of reasonable medical marijuana law enacted. The act of growing cannabis legally in your home however, varies from state to state. Each region […]
Forget chocolate, cheese and Rolexes — there’s a new industry on the rise in the Alps. Switzerland is home to one of Europe’s oldest cannabis fairs. CannaTrade launched in 2001 and this year’s event, held last April, was a memorable one. The three-day festivities took place in Zurich, the nation’s biggest city that’s not only […]
When cannabis becomes legal at the federal level in the United States — or at least, ceases to be illegal — it seems clear that many existing corporate giants within politically influential, big-money groups will be ready to pounce to secure their part of this roughly $132 billion industry. One of those influential industries, Big […]
In our previous article about the unwritten cannabis code of ethics, we discussed why you should never cooperate with police in any cannabis-related investigation, only speak to police with your attorney present, and why you should absolutely refuse to become a snitch or nark. So, let’s now shift focus to a set of moral principles […]
The following story is an update to our previous post on Constellation Brands’ stock purchase of Canadian medical marijuana company Canopy Growth Corporation. Alcohol producer Constellation Brands — owners of the popular beer brand Corona, who earlier this year invested USD$191 million in Canadian medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corporation — announced this week it’ll […]
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