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Tue
09
Apr

Will medical cannabis sales eventually surpass recreational sales?

Many assume the recreational marijuana market will surpass medical cannabis but there are many reasons to suspect they will be proved wrong. Medical marijuana could become the bigger of the two within a few years thanks to three factors.

Here’s what entrepreneurs should know about the difference between these two markets, and how the cannabis industry’s astronomical growth could evolve differently than one might expect.

Fri
05
Apr

Aussie cannabis blooms in Asia as THC paves inroads with Malaysian Government

Sydney-based medical cannabis grower and manufacturer THC Global (ASX: THC) is buddding in Asia through a new partnership with Malaysian bio-tech company Heleogenics.

Through the partnership, THC's main goal is to liaise with the Malaysian government and push for its legalisation of medicinal cannabis as well as the development of policy frameworks and legislation.

THC will also work with Heleogenics to explore options in other Asian countries where there may be opportunities to enter fledgling cannabis markets.

Heleogenics has pioneered solutions that accelerate the breeding of new varieties of plants, and THC CEO Ken Charteris says it's a coup to have them on board.

Wed
03
Apr

Marijuana oil market 2019 outlook and new growth opportunities to 2025

Marijuana Oil Market 2019-2025 report supplies an analysis of the competitive picture and greatest players from the regional industry. On the competitive landscape, the global Marijuana Oil market report consists of complete profiles of key market players, product information, capacity, sales and share by gross profits supplied for improved understanding.

Additionally, global Marijuana Oil market forecast significantly underlines important segments for example types, significant improvements, forcing reliant on metropolitan areas, key businesses, and inventions. The Marijuana Oil report also provides estimations of revenue and development rate on each industry section.

Thu
17
Jan

Cannabis testing market growth and technology advancement 2019 to 2025

Global Cannabis Testing Market Data Survey Report 2025 

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Thu
03
Jan

Israel's pro-cannabis party plans to sue Facebook over blocked political ads

Israel's pro-cannabis party Green Leaf (Ale Yarok) are threatening Facebook with a lawsuit after the social media giant took down one of their publicity campaigns, writes Calvin Hughes. 

Wed
02
Jan

Will Thailand's legal medical marijuana seed a new black market?

Thailand’s decision to legalise marijuana for medical purposes has raised concerns over deliberate exploitation of the new law and warnings to the public not to forget that general use of the drug is still very much illegal.

Last Tuesday, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly passed a bill allowing the use of cannabis and kratom, a local plant with opioid properties native to Southeast Asia. It grants use for several purposes, including patient treatment, growing for export and sale, research and other science and industry activities.

Thu
27
Dec

Thailand legalises cannabis for medicinal use as neighboring countries still impose death penalty

Thailand has legalised cannabis for medicinal use in a region which has some of the the strictest drug laws in the world.

The Thai government passed the new legislation today approving the use of medicinal marijuana and for its use in research.

Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine to relieve pain and fatigue, until it was banned in the 1930s. 

Using cannabis for recreational reasons will still be illegal.

Wed
19
Dec

Philippines president promises to sign medical marijuana bill after Miss Universe supports the issue

Over the weekend Catriona Gray, the Miss Universe contestant representing the Philippines, made headlines for saying she supports medical marijuana during the interview portion of the beauty pageant. And now that Gray has won the Miss Universe competition, the most powerful politicians in her home country are now supporting medical marijuana as well, writes Joseph Misulonas. 

Wed
19
Dec

Thailand taking steps to legalize medical marijuana

Thailand is taking steps to become the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana and is considering exporting the substance that’s currently banned there.

In the global rush to legalize marijuana, cannabis companies are looking for less expensive locations to mass-produce the cash crop. With its good growing climate and as a hub for shipping and medicine, Thailand is viewed as a low-cost place to produce marijuana and then export it.

Wed
19
Dec

Wife makes emotional plea for release of husband held over cannabis oil

The wife of a British man arrested for allegedly smuggling cannabis oil in Bali has made an emotional appeal for his release, saying he “made a mistake but doesn’t deserve five to 15 years in prison.”

Michelle Holmes, 41, said her husband, Pip, 45, knew he had “crossed the line” but said he was a “good man with a good heart” who had used the medicinal cannabis oil to treat severe arthritis that required a titanium hip replacement six years ago.

“He would not have done this unless he was in a lot pain,” said Ms Holmes, the mother of his two children aged 11 and eight who has been separated from her husband for a year.

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