Global

Caribbean

Jamaica’s Big Bet on Cannabis Research Partnerships

The country is partnering with Harvard to research and develop “high-quality” strains of medical cannabis, aiming to "transform and diversify the Jamaican national economy.”

Business, Global

Global Exchanges Brace for Impact as Congress Seriously Considers Cannabis Banking Bill

Stock exchanges in Canada, Australia, and Jamaica talk to Cannabis Wire about how closely they’re watching US cannabis legislation that could change the international economic landscape.

Business, Global

In a Global Patchwork of Cannabis Laws, How Do You Move Cannabis and Its Money?

The International Cannabis Bar Association hosted discussions on the interplay between countries that have tightly-regulated cannabis laws, and more lax ones.

Business, Global, Q&A

Q&A: Canadian Securities Exchange director talks global industry with Cannabis Wire

Cannabis Wire co-founder interviews Barrington Miller, CSE director of listed client services, at the ArcView Group’s investor forum.

Colombia

Colombia: A Serious Push for Adult-Use Cannabis

Adults can currently possess up to 20 grams of cannabis for personal use, but they have no legal means to obtain it. A new bill seeks to fix that discrepancy.

Colombia

Colombia: Medical Cannabis May Get a Boost—and “a Little Squeeze”

Amid mounting licensing delays, the government aims to make the country more business-friendly, while maintaining its resolve not to become a mere source for raw material, and to protect smaller cultivators.

Global

Paraguay Prepares to Issue Licenses for Domestic Cannabis Production

The production of cannabis products in Paraguay has the potential to help patients avoid the need to import costly products from abroad.

Israel

Q&A: What’s Next for Cannabis in Israel?

On the eve of the Israeli election, Cannabis Wire editor Alyson Martin spoke with Israel Cannabis (iCAN) founder Saul Kaye about why the industry is closely watching the US.

Canada

Indigenous Canadians Grapple With the Future of Cannabis

The Assembly of First Nations aired challenges and concerns at its first-ever National Cannabis Summit.

Caribbean

Barbados and Medical Cannabis: A Drive to Keep the Industry Partially Local

A bill under discussion would cap foreign investment and also give land to locals for cultivation.

Mexico

Mexican lawmakers continue working toward cannabis regulations 

Senator Julio Menchaca Salazar said his bill was meant to complement the other nine under consideration. 

Global

Will the United Nations Reclassify Cannabis? Here is the Latest.

In the US, the FDA is once again gathering feedback. On the world stage, major players seem to disagree.

Caribbean

Mixed Reactions as Barbados Prepares to Debate a Medical Cannabis Bill

Economists see a step in the right direction; activists would like something bigger.

Uruguay

Cost of Adult Use Cannabis in Uruguay Continues to Increase

More than five years since legalizing cannabis for medical and adult use, the small country has yet to stabilize its supply.

Mexico

Mexico’s Supreme Court Orders Lawmakers to Regulate Medical Cannabis

The new ruling adds mounting pressure on Mexican lawmakers, who, despite the legalization of medical cannabis in 2017, have not created a pathway for patient access.

Caribbean

Barbados Becomes Latest Caribbean Nation to Introduce Cannabis Bill

The debate surrounding the legalization—or even decriminalization—of cannabis in Barbados has been contentious.