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The Cannabis Market In Europe – A Trade Game That Disadvantages Patients?

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By Marguerite Arnold About a month before international cannabis company Tilray announced that it was shipping from Portugal to Germany, Sativex (manufactured by the British-based GW Pharma) was approved for use by the Portuguese government. This means that the actual cost of the drug, deemed too expensive by the NHS in the UK, will be…

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Tilray’s Portuguese Facility Ships To Germany


By Marguerite Arnold In one of the more intriguing cross-European canna developments this summer, Tilray announced its first cross-European shipment. The shipment was estimated to be worth more than $3 million and shipped from Portugal to Germany in late August. The German distributor that Tilray is working with is also of note – Cannamedical, the…

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The International Cannabis Business Conference Is Coming Back To Vancouver, B.C. September 15-16

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The International Cannabis Business Conference is bringing its unparalleled combination of cannabis industry, policy, advocacy, and networking back to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia later this month. A VIP reception on September 15th, hosted by NextLeaf, will kick off the networking at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, as speakers, sponsors, and attendees gather at…

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An Estimated 1,000 Global Cannabis Industry Senior Decision Makers To Take Part In CannX Tel Aviv 2019 Conference


The International Cannabis Business Conference would like to encourage international cannabis entrepreneurs and cannabis enthusiasts to check out the upcoming International Medical Cannabis Conference (CannX). Below is more information about the event: The international medical cannabis conference focusing on business, technology and agriculture will take place for the fourth year in a row on September…

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Is Cannabis A Constitutional Question?

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By Marguerite Arnold As the discussion about cannabis access in Europe continues to progress, albeit slowly, based on the legislative mandates of lawmakers and regulatory policies driven by medical efficacy, there is an additional conversation afoot. Namely, is the right to access affordable medical cannabis actually something more fundamental? In two countries, Canada and Mexico,…

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Thai Surprise: Country Warned By International Bodies Over Cannabis Liberalization Plans

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By Marguerite Arnold For all of its enthusiastic entry into the legal cannabis space of late, Thailand has also caught the attention of international regulators (specifically the International Narcotics Control Board INCB). In fact, the agency recently issued a warning to the government to go slow when it comes to bucking a century of prohibition….

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Multiple Trump Administration Officials Speak Out Against Cannabis


Officials with the Trump administration spoke out against cannabis this week. First, the United States Surgeon General issued an advisory warning about the harms of cannabis consumption. “The legalization movement may be impacting youth perception of harm from marijuana,” the advisory stated. The advisory was largely directed at pregnant women and adolescents and its publication will…

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Trump Administration Wants Public Feedback Regarding International Cannabis Rescheduling

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Back in March the United States Food and Drug Administration initially requested input from the public regarding international cannabis policy. The public input was meant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services be prepared when working with the United Nations (U.N.). At the time it was speculated that the U.N.’s Commission on…

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