Global

Luxembourg

Q&A: How Luxembourg Is Preparing for Legalization

Officials have conducted cannabis “study visits” to the Netherlands, Portugal and Canada.

France

France Takes Big Step Toward Medical Cannabis Legalization

French patients see relief, and potential providers see economic opportunity.

Global

EU Monitoring Agency Releases Report on Cannabis, Calls for Increased Surveillance

Officials are particularly concerned about rise in product potency.

Canada

Canada Unveils Long-Awaited Regulations for Edible Cannabis Products

Cannabis buds have been for sale across the country since October. But officials wanted to take their time crafting rules for more potent products, like edibles and concentrates.

Global

UN’s International Narcotics Control Board Calls for Decriminalization of Simple Possession, Abolition of Capital Punishment

“There is no obligation stemming from the conventions to incarcerate drug users who commit minor offences.”

Mexico

Mexican Lawmakers Push Public Health, Discourage For-Profit Sales, In Cannabis Forum

International community has “condemnation for countries that have opted for a complete legalization of marijuana,” INCB member says.

Israel

Israel: Cannabis R&D May Pay Off

An election has placed cannabis in the spotlight. While government support and a tradition of research bodes well for the “new gold,” companies face challenges on the global market.

Global

United Nations Unanimously Agrees to Indefinitely Postpone Cannabis Vote  

Member States need “more time to consider the recommendations" of the World Health Organization that acknowledge the therapeutic potential of cannabis.

Global

UN Report Slams Legalization, Calls It a “Significant” Health Challenge for Youth

The International Narcotics Control Board report comes on the heels of the WHO’s recommendation that cannabis be rescheduled, and days before member states meet in Vienna to discuss drug policy.

South Korea

Medical Cannabis: South Korea Carefully Unlocks the Door

Days before the law is set to take effect, advocates hail a major change but worry about limited medicines, high prices, and lack of access.

Global

European Parliament Approves Motion for Resolution on Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes

The vote could ultimately lead to the introduction of a legislative proposal on medical cannabis at the EU level.

Mexico

As the Country Prepares to Regulate Cannabis, Mexico Looks Abroad

Members of the Mexican Senate will soon grapple with three initiatives to regulate the “non-medicinal consumption of cannabis.”

Global

World Health Organization Calls for Cannabis Reclassification. What Now?

The proposed changes could ignite the global market.

Israel

Israel Gives Final Approval to Medical Cannabis Exports

Despite its favorable climate and decades of experience in research and production, Israel’s cannabis industry has been overshadowed by other nations due to its inability to export.

CBD, Global

CBD: Is the World Health Organization Tapping the Brakes?

An important finding may not be delivered in time for key UN commission’s vote this March.

Global

Cannabis beyond Canada

What comes to mind when I think of the cannabis industry in 2018 is its breathtaking speed of global growth.