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New Zealand Officially Launches its Medicinal Cannabis Program

New rules take effect April 1, including fewer barriers for doctors prescribing products, and available licenses for cultivators and manufacturers.

New Zealand
Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”