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“Pennsylvania’s U.S. Attorneys have declared that they will protect the state’s nascent medical cannabis program from federal interference following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memo protections earlier this month, according to a KDKA report.” Says Ganjapreneurread more
The Singapore National Research Foundation announced earlier this month that it will work towards developing synthetic medicinal cannabinoids as part of its new Synthetic Cannabinoid Biology Programme. The programme is part of a new $25 million research initiative called the Synthetic Biology Research and Development Programme, which will be conducted over a period of five years.read more
Under the terms of a new federal budget deal approved Monday by Congress, the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will be extended at least once more, until Feb. 8, when the agreement expires.read more
It’ll cost you $US199 and they write, “New Frontier Data, in partnership with Brazil-based research sponsor The Green Hub, is proud to have produced this first-ever look at the potential medical cannabis market in Brazil. “read more
“The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which has protected medical cannabis patients and caregivers from federal interference since 2014, was part of the budget appropriations bill. So when the budget expired, so did those protections.The protections are no longer operative—but that doesn’t mean federal officials are going to start arresting MMJ patients tomorrow.” Write Leaflyread more
Bangkok Post Publishes Detailed Report On Developments For a Regulated Cannabis & Hemp Market In Thailand
Deputy Agriculture Minister Wiwat Salayakamthorn told the Post he agreed with the idea of legalising the cultivation of the narcotic plant purely for medical research and medicinal use.read more
He claimed the card could keep them from getting arrested for having or growing marijuana.read more
Article – Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada): Health Canada’s proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis
As we previously reported , Canada has introduced legislation providing a framework for regulated access to legal cannabis for recreational use. The proposed Cannabis Act provides for overlapping oversight of the legal cannabis industry, with the federal government establishing licensing and authorization requirements for production, packaging, and labelling, and provincial/territorial governments overseeing distribution and retail sales.read more
Will we be seeing the same in another 3 weeks?read more
“The IRS’ current stance on what marijuana-related businesses can deduct is summarized in Chief Counsel Advice 201504011. It allows for marijuana businesses to deduct some of their cost of goods sold (COGS)…..” This is first of 3 articles covering the issue(s). We will publish part 2 next week.read more
Medical Cannabis News
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Europe’s biggest medical market already loves medical cannabis according to this report in Handelsblatt
“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. ” Reports Ganjapreneur today..
“Portugal’s influential Doctors’ Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.”
Cannabis Industry Jnl reports that German media is now reporting that in the first 10 months of medical cannabis reform, over 13,000 applications for medical cannabis have been received by the largest three public health insurance companies.
Canadian Company Nuuvera enters into letter of intent to export 1,200 kilograms of medical cannabis to Germany
Nuuvera Inc. has announced that it has entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with German pharmaceutical company CC Pharma GmbH to export approximately 1,200 kilograms of medical cannabis products from Canada to Germany.
Press Release: Medical Marijuana, Inc. Announces Historic Registration of its CBD Products in Paraguay as a Medicine Official Product Registration Makes Medical Marijuana, Inc. Cannabis Products First Available Through Medical Distribution Channels in Paraguay
Medical Marijuana, Inc has announced the registration of its Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™) and RSHO™-Blue Label products with Paraguay’s national health regulation organization (Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria).
CITECH Sponsors Research At Hebrew University of Jerusalem On cannabis Therapy For Obesity Induced Fatty Liver Disease
CIITECH, a UK-Israel cannabis biotech startup has announced that it has selected to sponsor a research project with the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focused on the therapeutic benefit of phytocannabinoids to assist in the treatment of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a common and potentially serious condition often associated with obesity, and a major cause of morbidity and mortality.
“From benefits in epilepsy, autism, and beyond, here are some of 2017’s biggest medical cannabis news stories. This installment covers insights relating to CBD, but tune in to the second part of this series for more discoveries uncovered in 2017.”
Mexico’s Federal commissioner of Cofepris, Julio Sánchez Tepoz Says Medical Cannabis Will Be Available Early 2018
He says that during the first quarter of the new year, the government will finish approving the regulation for marijuana-based products, adding that personal cultivation is not approved.
- Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Market To Be One Of The Largest, State Attorneys General Press Feds On Marijuana Banking, Colorado Company Produces First Certified Hemp Seed
- CO Developing Plan For Federal Marijuana Protections, What Should Legalization Look Like In NY?, National Legalization Could Generate Billions In Tax Revenue + 1 Million Jobs
- At Least 31 Legal Cannabis Farms Have Been Destroyed In The California Fires, The Smoking Hot Marijuana Show Advocates For Cannabis Legalization In New Mexico, Poll: Legal Marijuana Support At Record High In U.S.
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