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Taiwan’s People Want Legal Cannabis, But The Government Resists

by DanaSmith | Tuesday May 14, 2019

According to Lee Chun-yi of the ruling party, Taiwanese legislators still have no interest in legalizing cannabis while the people in general have showed very little interest. “I think Taiwan basically is still a bit conservative, so to open that aspect of society now, I think society has no way of accepting it,” he says.

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Hempcrete: Mother Nature’s Way Of Building Stronger, Non-Toxic Homes

by DanaSmith | Tuesday May 14, 2019

Although there’s no doubt that CBD is a great addition to any wellness routine even if you aren’t sick, the hemp plant that it comes from is also an excellent eco-friendly alternative for many things…. Including making homes. As one of the world’s most versatile and sustainable materials, hemp is also an ultra-durable alternative to concrete, in a form known as hempcrete.

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The European Cannabis News Update

by DanaSmith | Thursday May 9, 2019

This is good news as for many years, Germany has gone through many challenges in domestic cultivation. The first harvest is expected late in 2020, according to BfArm. They add that this project is necessary so that Germany’s terminally ill patients will finally be able to procure good quality cannabis.

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CBD Mislabeling Issues are a Growing Problem, but Why?

by DanaSmith | Tuesday May 7, 2019

Sure, you can buy CBD as easily as vitamin C now, but even if most companies produce CBD medications that are reliable, there are still many consumers who don’t know how to tell the difference between two products, or why one is superior than the other. This is crucial because no two CBD products are necessarily alike, since there have been studies showing that some product labels just aren’t being truthful.

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Will Legal Cannabis Finally Kill the Canadian Weed Black Market?

by DanaSmith | Monday May 6, 2019

This is good news for the legal cannabis industry in Canada, as another report by Statistics Canada revealed that the black market is declining. The report revealed that within the first quarter of 2019, 38% of Canadians purchased cannabis illegally, a drop from the 51% reported in the same time period in 2018. “A similar decrease was noted for the proportion reporting friends or family as a source (47 percent to 27 percent),” said Stats Can.

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Thailand Unveils Their First High-End Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

by DanaSmith | Wednesday May 1, 2019

Cannabis legalization in Thailand is moving full steam ahead, but it isn’t without controversy. Cannabis has always been treated as a narcotic, in a country that has gained notoriety around the world for their harsh drug laws. It took the world by surprise when the National Legislative Assembly last year approved a law which enabled cannabis to be used for medical purposes.

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Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Sales Top $100 Million Post 420

by Lemon Knowles | Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

Dan Adams of the Boston Globe gives a great rundown on the state of cannabis in the state of Massachusetts this week in his weekly email.   Now that Massachusetts has actually opened a few dispensaries so that people can actually buy recreational cannabis, they are seeing sales tax come rolling in.

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PayPal, Bank of America, Ben & Jerry’s, and Big Alcohol: Unlikely Allies of the Cannabis Industry

by DanaSmith | Saturday Apr 27, 2019

Tech giant PayPal, multinational investment firm Bank of America, world-famous ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, and even beer and tobacco companies may not seem like the type of companies that would support cannabis legalization, but they’ve come out to say that they are.

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Trump Says it's Immoral for Immigrants to Work in the Legal Cannabis Industry

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

What’s a legal immigrant to do now? The US government continues to allow the country to shoot ourselves in the foot by allowing all these problems to happen. It isn’t right to allow immigrants to be called “immoral” for working in an industry that is completely legal, but it’s up to the federal government to stop considering cannabis a Schedule 1 substance once and for all. Until that happens, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.

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Brexit and Cannabis - The European Cannabis News Report

by DanaSmith | Tuesday Apr 23, 2019

The most recent European Cannabis Report issued by Prohibition Partners sheds some light on the issue, stating that even if a no-deal Brexit occurs, the cannabis industry of the UK will not be affected. According to Prohibition Partners’ Managing Director, Daragh Anglim: “Since the referendum vote, the uncertainty of the post-Brexit landscape has already had a notable impact on the UK economy, with Goldman Sachs warning this week that Brexit has cost the UK £600 million a week."