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Dutch Medical Cannabis Pioneer: You Can’t Compare Patients To Recreational Users

The first Cannabis Capital Convention was held this past September in Amsterdam, and one of the highlights was the presentation by leaders of Dutch cannabis producers Bedrocan. Co-founder and CEO Tjalling Erkelens, along with chief financial officer Mauricio Agudelo, began by debunking a persistent myth regarding the origins of the company’s name. Legend had it […]

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South Korea Legalizes Medical Cannabis. Will Other Asian Countries Follow Suit?

On November 23, South Korea passed medical marijuana legislation. The country’s National Assembly voted on amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs to allow non-hallucinogenic doses of cannabis consumption for medical purposes, but still maintains its hardline stance against recreational cannabis. “There’s still a lot of work to do in developing the […]

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Weed Me: Canadian Cultivator On Putting Quality Cannabis In The Legal Market

Now that Canada has become the second country in the world (behind Uruguay) to legalize medical and recreational cannabis, dozens of licensed cultivators and processors are competing for profits in the new industry. One of the early leaders in that competition is Weed Me, an Ontario-based commercial producer founded in 2016 that boasts an 8,000-square-foot […]

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Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional: Is Legalization On The Horizon?

The full legalization of cannabis in Mexico moved one step closer to reality on October 31, when the National Supreme Court of Justice, the highest court in the land, issued a ruling declaring the country’s existing ban on recreational cannabis unconstitutional. In its findings in favor of two complainants in separate cases, the court called […]

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Will Thailand Become The First Nation In Asia To Legalize Cannabis?

While drug laws in the United States have gradually become more lenient, regulations in Southeast Asia remain on the opposite end of the spectrum. The death penalty has long been meted out for drug-related crimes in several countries on the Asian continent, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. However, the government of Thailand is contemplating […]

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Cannabis Innovation, Investments And Business Soar In Canada’s Newly Legal Market

On October 17, Canada became the world’s first industrialized nation to legalize cannabis for recreational use, and only the second nation, after Uruguay, across the globe to do so. Industry experts say last month’s historic event is a forerunner of more widespread cannabis expansion to come, including in the United States, and subsequently, several other […]

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