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Two doctors invested $1.1 million in a Colorado hemp-oil company. Their money ended up funding a Costa Rican wildlife refuge.

Two Florida physicians have sued the owner of Full Spectrum Nutrition in Colorado Springs, claiming their $1.1 million investment in the marketer of cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts and products went instead to a Costa Rican wildlife refuge. Dr. Josse Anthony Mazo

What the world can learn from the first country to legalize marijuana

Tiny Uruguay barely matches North Dakota in GDP, but with a few tweaks it could be the blueprint for the roll out of cannabis legalization in other nations. A new policy paper released by the Brookings Institution shines the spotlight

Global pharmaceutical giant Novartis teams up with billionaire-backed Canadian marijuana startup

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 11:45 am • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 12:20 pm By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg Novartis AG is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company backed by billionaire Peter Thiel to get in on the medical marijuana business. The

Canadian cannabis giant models global growth plan after Circle K

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 11:53 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 pm By Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg News As Canadian marijuana growers rush to boost production before pot gets legalized, Quebec’s biggest cannabis company looks to a convenience-store giant for

Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal marijuana

Published: Mar 10, 2018, 2:52 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2018, 2:52 pm By Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post MEDELLIN, Colombia – Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on

Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 2:37 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cultivation

Which city consumes the most marijuana in the world?

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 12:06 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 12:09 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff The biggest cities in the world stand to make a lot of money from marijuana legalization. That’s the takeaway from an

Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be “big business” for alcohol Goliath

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is a “big business,” and Constellation Brands has big aspirations in the space, the alcohol beverage company’s president said this

Hershey’s renews trademark battles with marijuana businesses

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 9:44 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm By John Schroyer, The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the

Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a

World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 10:08 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 11:26 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 3:08 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis Tuesday as the Liberal government presented a

Cannabis firms Canopy Growth, Organa and Green House team up on a joint venture in Canada

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 1:53 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 4:44 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three well-known players in the cannabis industry have partnered in the operation of an Ontario indoor cultivation facility, a site they

Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by

CBD on the international stage: WHO committee delving into science, control status of cannabis compound

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 5:42 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and

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