Brazil may start growing medical marijuana this year

The legalization of medical marijuana continues to spread all across the world ever since Canada went legal and in a landmark development, the powers that be in Brazil have laid the foundations for legalizing the cultivation of medical marijuana in the country. Cultivation could begin at some point this year only after the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency gave approval to the legislation pertaining to the legalization of medical marijuana cultivation in South America’s biggest economy.


Top 10 weed documentary shows: Cannabis documentaries worth watching

In my opinion, there’s no better way to learn something new on the topic that you’re already passionate about than by watching documentaries.

Since you’re here and reading this article, it’s safe to say that we both share a passion for cannabis.

When you Google weed-related things to watch, you’ll notice there’s a huge number of weed documentary movies, shows, and sitcoms. So, how to choose what’s good?

To save you time, I’ll be your reader’s digest with this list of 10 best weed documentaries that are worth your while.


Ex-bond trader says Brazil luring CBD investment as demand grows

A former U.S. bond trader turned medical marijuana evangelist sees cannabis cash starting to flow faster this year in Brazil, where imported CBD is the only legal game in town.

Stuart Titus, chief executive officer of California-based Medical Marijuana Inc., expects sales at the company’s unit in Brazil, to more than double this year.

“Brazil is a great opportunity for us,” he said in an interview in Sao Paulo. “We’ll definitely be continuing to invest.”


British study links high potency cannabis to psychosis

A study published on Tuesday in British medical journal, the Lancet Psychiatry, states that high potency cannabis or heavy use of cannabis can induce psychosis and can be harmful for mental health.

Dr. Marta Di Forti, lead author of study and clinician scientist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, said that psychotic disorder was specifically studied.

The researchers examined data from 11 different sites that treat psychosis – 10 across Europe and one in Brazil. They looked at 901 patients who had a first-time episode of psychosis over five years and compared them to more than 1,237 matched non-patients.  


Brazil moves closer to legalizing cannabis

Another country has recognized the benefits cannabis has to offer and has moved to legalize cannabis for its constituents.

A Senate committee in Brazil approved a bill earlier this week that will allow for cultivating and using cannabis for medical conditions.

The bill has been approved by the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee, according to Marijuana Moment, but the legislation will still need to be passed in the Commission on Constitution and Justice before the Senate can vote on it. If it is approved by the Senate, it will still need approval from the Chamber of Deputies.


How to talk cannabis in seven different countries

Traveling to the Netherlands? Russia? This weed slang guide will make sure you’re never dry.


New study says CBD works best when combined with other cannabinoids

Many people know about the medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid found in marijuana. But it turns out taking CBD alone may not be the most effective way to get those benefits, writes Joseph Misulonas.


Brazil is mulling over marijuana legalization

The largest country in South America is mulling over marijuana legalization. Earlier this week, Brazil's socialist Worker's Party has introduced a bill that would legalized medical as well as recreational cannabis in the South American country. And while support for legalization is high among voters, the opposition to marijuana reform remains strong in Brazil, writes Calvin Hughes.


Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary HempMeds® Brazil provides CBD for university study in Brazil

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced the success of its subsidiary HempMeds® Brazil's Cannabis Symposium in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

The event was put on in partnership with the National Association of Cannabidiol Users (ANUC) from March 19-23 and was held in the cities of Canoas, Passo Fundo and Porto Alegre.

There, Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc., spoke about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and also discussed upcoming potential research opportunities in Brazil.


MedReleaf Reports Q1 Fiscal 2018 Results

MedReleaf Corp. (TSX: LEAF) ("MedReleaf" or the "Company"), Canada's first and only ISO 9001 and ICH-GMP certified cannabis producer, today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter fiscal 2018 ending June 30, 2017. All amounts expressed are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.


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