Why the Global Prohibition of Marijuana is a Crime Against Humanity

Why the “Global Prohibition of Marijuana” is a Crime Against Humanity I was reading an article in Forbes written by Tom Angell about the World Health Organization recommending the rescheduling of marijuana under international treaties. The overall news about the incident is pretty positive. Governments all over the world recognizing…”We…

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

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 11:45 am • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 12:08 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 health-care giant’s Sandoz Canada division is forming a strategic alliance…

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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 a road map. The Hydropothecary Corp. says it wants to follow…

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Canadian cannabis companies go global in $670 million deal

Published: Jan 29, 2018, 4:25 pm • Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 4:25 pm By Kristine Owram and Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg News Another day, another near-billion-dollar deal in Canada’s marijuana industry. Aphria Inc. agreed to buy Nuuvera Inc., a global cannabis company based in Brampton, Ontario, for about C$ 826 million…

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Cannabis Rescheduling Likely, Says Just-Retired US Global Narc

Cannabis Rescheduling Likely, Says Just-Retired US Global Narc The federal government will likely reschedule cannabis once more states legalize the plant, says a former international narc according to a Marijuana Moment feature. “Let the experiment advance. Consider its positive and negative effects,” says William Brownfield, who just last month was…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector

Published: Aug 2, 2017, 12:24 pm • Updated: Aug 2, 2017, 12:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Scotts Miracle-Gro settles in on its play in hydroponics, it’s ratcheting down a buying spree and turning attention to integration and cost-saving. The venerable lawn-and-garden company’s goal is simple: “To…

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Global standards group wants to guide marijuana industry

Published: Mar 1, 2017, 10:23 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2017, 10:49 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A 119-year-old international organization that develops voluntary standards for items ranging from children’s toys to commercial spaceflight could soon do the same for cannabis operations. ASTM International on Tuesday launched a…

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