AUSTRALIA

Title: Australia’s Medicinal Cannabis Heavyweights Start The Rebellion

Author: Buzzfeed

Date: 8 February 2018

URL: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/amca-i?utm_term=.viEVp0vjn#.bk9rNZ5Da

Extract: 

It was on the 12th floor of a Sydney office building usually taken up by one of the country’s biggest law practices that Australia’s leading minds on cannabis reform, black market supply, patient access, and healthcare came together to discuss how, exactly, the battle for easier access to legal medicinal cannabis should be waged.

After months of planning, medicinal cannabis campaigner Lucy Haslam brought together professors, doctors, nurses, and barristers on Thursday, and sat them next to underground medicinal cannabis manufacturers and the hippies from pro-cannabis communities on NSW’s north coast.

 

CANADA

Title:  Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world

Author: Financial Post

Date:  9 February 2018

URL: http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/for-cannabis-heavyweights-the-real-prize-is-becoming-worlds-premier-medical-marijuana-dealers?mc_cid=19febbfe4f&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Extract: 

We don’t have to find guys in Florida with a little Cessna anymore,” jokes Pierre Debs, managing director of Spektrum Cannabis GmbH, a subsidiary of Smith Falls-based Canopy Growth Corp., over the phone from Germany.

 

MALTA

 

Title:  Malta Is Finally Getting Serious About Its Medical Marijuana Industry

Author: Lovin Malta

Date: 6 February 2018

URL: https://lovinmalta.com/news/local/malta-is-finally-getting-serious-about-its-medical-marijuana-industry

Extract: 

But in the space of a few years, the Maltese government has changed track and is headed straight for Greenville – and 2018 is when the scene on the ground will actually change.

With (very) tentative plans for a restricted and regulated commercial market in the pipeline and the legislation of a medical marijuana industry all but written into law, here are some of the major changes happening to Malta’s cannabis industry