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Colombian cannabis

Colombia Loosens Export Regulations, Gains Health Canada Authorization For Scientific Research

Latin America continues to develop as a potential font of legal cannabis supply globally, with the recent announcement of an exportation agreement between Colombia and Canada. Positioned to produce and export large-scale, low-cost cannabis, Colombia could very well become one of the largest providers of medicinal cannabis to the world. It is the first such […]

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Puerto Rico medical cannabis

Could Cannabis Legalization Solve Puerto Rico’s Medical Marijuana Patient Problem?

Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis industry was built up fast, but there are not nearly enough registered patients to support it. More than three years after the US territory’s first regulations for a medical cannabis program were released, the estimated 100,000 or more patients the infrastructure was built to support is serving a patient population closer […]

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Puerto Rico hemp

Hemp Hemp Hooray: Legalization Of Super Plant To Revitalize Puerto Rican Agriculture

Puerto Rico might have one of the most underdeveloped agricultural sectors on the planet. According to statistics provided by the US Department of Agriculture, Puerto Rico farming income has decreased by two-thirds since 1964, a result traceable to the implosion of the sugar cane industry that once formed the backbone of the island’s economy. Sugar […]

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The Ballad Of The Dutch Grow Shop: How Staying Small Kept The Legendary Plantarium In Business

It should come as no surprise that the first European grow shop — a store that sells everything a cannabis grower needs — cropped up in the Netherlands. The year was 1985 and the proprietor was none other than Wernard “The Potfather” Bruining, who opened Amsterdam’s first coffee shop, Mellow Yellow, in 1972. Bruining called […]

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cannabis in Ireland

Irish Citizens, Lawmakers Call For Increased Access to Medical Cannabis

On February 4, 1843, Irish doctor Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy published a study for the Provincial Medical Journal after having spent eight years in Calcutta working as an assistant surgeon for the East India Company. During his time in India, O’Shaughnessy discovered cannabis and was left in awe of the plant’s incredible healing powers. Doctor […]

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