Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports By Year-End

MK Yoav Kisch submitted a bill to allow regulated exports of medical cannabis. Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad. Israeli...

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Canada’s First Cannabis Friendly Luxury Hotel Is Officially Open In Downtown Toronto

Cannabis Air is the first luxury hotel of its kind in Canada. Toronto is officially home to a 4/20 friendly luxury hotel. The hotel, called Cannabis Air, is the first of its kind in all of Canada. Cannabis Air is located right in the downtown core at 53 McCaul Street, short blocks away from Union...

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Experts weigh in on financial impact of hemp-friendly Farm Bill

Several experts predict passage of the Farm Bill will unleash a wave of institutional investments in the hemp and CBD industries. Patrick Rea is co-founder and CEO of CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage business accelerator and venture fund for ancillary cannabis start-ups. He suggested the 2018 Farm...

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Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online

Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil. Health Canada's list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell...

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Marlboro Company Fuses $1.8 Billion Into Cannabis Company Cronos

Big Tobacco Makes First Official Foray Into Cannabis as Tobacco Sales Continue To Fall Phillip Morris USA’s parent company, Altria, the guys responsible for producing world-famous cigarettes from the Marlboro brand, have officially become the first tobacco company to invest in cannabis. The investment...

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The Next Gold Rush Is the $22 Billion CBD Business–and This Florida Company Is Ready to Win

Green Roads is cashing in on the demand for products with cannabidiol while preparing for changes in the law that could soon transform the industry. Ready, set ... That pretty much describes the status of an entire industry--the makers of products containing cannabidiol, or CBD. The compound,...

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In Canada, you can study marijuana production for college credit

The country is facing a pot labor shortage, now that the sale and cultivation of cannabis is legal. Beleave Kannabis Corp. wants to grow more than just pot. The Ontario marijuana company aims to build an empire of plant scientists, regulatory experts and security personnel in a nascent...

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CBD Companies Prepare For Hemp Legalization In Farm Bill

Despite the delay in this year’s farm bill, one thing is clear: hemp and hemp-derived CBD is likely to become federally legal in the U.S. Hemp, CBD and the FDA Sen. Mitch McConnell has advocated for removing hemp from the list of Schedule I controlled substances in the upcoming farm...

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Marijuana Legalization On Ballot Would Drive 2020 Voter Turnout, Says Michael Moore

According to the documentarian, the strategy worked in Michigan Influential documentarian Michael Moore has an idea for Democrats to win the 2020 election—put marijuana legalization on the ballot. Moore’s reasoning springs from his home state in Michigan, which legalized recreational cannabis this...

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Mastering the art and science of cannabis through Canada’s first cannabis sommelier course

CannaReps has brought the course to Calgary, Vancouver and, most recently, Toronto If one looks to industries like beer, wine or even coffee—each has its own exams and series of certifications to test one’s own sensory realms. Those who clear these high hurdles are called things like sommeliers, cicerone or Q-graders. It...

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