U.S. DEA Flexes Muscles at Americans Investing in Canadian MMJ Market

Marijuana law reform has been an increasingly popular issue in the U.S. for years: activists are fighting left and right for basic human rights, while entrepreneurs are constantly on the look out for business opportunities to advance, strengthen, and further legitimize the market. With the U.S. markets currently wallowing in political turmoil, however, the Canadian medical […]

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Brief: Tweed, Canadian MMJ Company, Now Hiring Experienced Trimmers

Tweed, the first company to enter Canada’s federally-regulated medical marijuana market, is now looking to hire experienced trimmers for their massive grow op in Ontario, according to this recent tweet. The growing facility itself, located in Smiths Falls, earned media attention several months ago for reportedly being the largest structure ever dedicated to growing legal marijuana. Now […]

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Brief: Former CEO of Tweed is Now a Multimillionaire

Chuck Rifici — former CEO of Canada’s Tweed, Inc. — stepped down from his position last week on August 27, though Rifici has stated he will remain on the company’s board and will help find a replacement CEO. For Rifici, stock investments in the company have paid off handsomely, leaving him with a stockpile of company […]

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Brief: The Global Commission on Drug Policy Calls for Change

The Global Commission on Drug Policy is expected to release a progressive report entitled Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work on Tuesday, September 9. The report will be released at a press conference in New York City, where Commissioners speaking include Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former Colombian President César Gaviria, former […]

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Brief: Bedrocan, Canadian Cannabis-Growing Company, Going Public on Monday

A Canadian cannabis-growing company, Bedrocan Cannabis Corp, is set to go public on Monday, according to two sources close to the business. Bedrocan will serve as Canada’s first alternative to Tweed Marijuana Inc, which began offering its public shares in February this year. Bedrocan will be listing under “BED” on the Toronto Venture Exchange. According to Chief Executive Marc […]

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Jamaica Considering Marijuana Legalization

Believe it or not, cannabis is still technically illegal in Jamaica. In fact, the country’s first medical marijuana company, Medicanja, launched a mere six months ago. However, inspired by successful legalization experiments in Colorado, Washington, and Uruguay, Jamaican farmers and some politicians have decided it’s time to legally capitalize on the culturally-entrenched industry: largely through the advent […]

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Canadian Company to Sponsor World’s First Clinical Trial of MMJ for Arthritis

The list of diseases that can reportedly be treated with marijuana has grown quite lengthy. However, scientific trials to determine the plant’s medical effectiveness in some such treatments have been extremely difficult and, due to legal restraints, all but impossible to carry out — until now. A Canadian company called CanniMed has recently been approved by Health Canada, […]

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Cannabis Social Clubs: Is Barcelona Europe’s New Amsterdam?

Since Colorado’s foray into the legal cannabis industry, there has been speculation on whether or not Amsterdam would be surrendering its “Weed Capital of the World” title to the city of Denver.  Now however, it seems that Amsterdam may not even be considered the weed capital of Europe for much longer, if Spain’s progressive climate continues […]

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