Italian Army’s MMJ Production Falling Short of Demand

The Italian Army is tasked with producing the entirety of Italy’s medical cannabis stores and it’s beginning to have trouble keeping up with demand, according to a PBS report. Italy’s military has long been tasked with producing so-called “orphan drugs” — drugs that treat rare, uncommon diseases. Colonel Antonio Medica, commander of the facility growing all of […]

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Aurora Cannabis German Subsidiary Ships MMJ to Italy; First Non-Government Supplier to Italian Market

Aurora Cannabis has shipped medical cannabis to the Italian government, becoming the first non-government supplier to the Italian market. The products were shipped from the Canadian company’s wholly-owned German subsidiary Pedanios GmbH. The products will be distributed through Italian pharmacies. In January, Aurora and Pedanios won a public tender to supply the Italian government with […]

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Aurora Subsidiary Wins Italian MMJ Contract

Pedanios GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., has won a contract to supply medical cannabis to the Italian government through the Ministry of Defense, which oversees the nation’s medical cannabis program. Under current Italian law, the Defense Ministry currently produces the medical cannabis for Italian patients, but some wholesalers can purchase products […]

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Italian Court Acquits Rastafarian of Cannabis Possession

An Italian court has acquitted a 30-year-old man of cannabis possession, determining that the defendant used cannabis to practice his Rastafarian religion, according to a report by the Independent. The individual had been arrested after police found 8 grams on his person and another 50 grams at his home. He faced up to four months […]

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Study: MMJ Reduces Migraine Pain Intensity, Reduces Attacks Like Traditional Treatment

A study presented at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology has found that medical cannabis might be useful in treating migraine headaches. The study was conducted by a team of Italian researchers led by Dr. Maria Nicolodi. Phase 1 of the study found that oral doses of 200 milligrams of THC dropped […]

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Italian Farmers Using Hemp to Remediate Soil Polluted by Steel Mill

Farmers in Italy are planting industrial hemp in order to remediate the soil contaminated by a nearby steel plant; and while the farmers are unlikely able to return the farm to its former glory, they are hopeful that hemp will become their new cash crop, according to a CBS News report. Vincenzo Fornaro once had […]

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Italy Publishes MMJ Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists

Italy’s Health Ministry has published its guide to medical cannabis targeted at physicians who can prescribe it and pharmacists who can sell it, according to West, a newspaper in Brussels, Belgium. The guidelines outline administration, warnings, precise dosing, possible drug interactions and side effects. Under Italy’s program, medical cannabis is approved for patients suffering from […]

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Italian Parliament Debates Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

Italian lawmakers held initial debates yesterday on whether to legalize cannabis for recreational use, according to a report from Reuters. The plan is backed by legislators who say a formal market would strip mafia groups of some income, but conservative groups and the Roman Catholic Church stand opposed. Under the measure, citizens would be allowed […]

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