Uruguay Year 1
Jan19

Uruguay Year 1

Uruguay was the first nation on the planet to re-legalize cannabis.  Today . . .   More than a year after Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana at the national level, no cannabis has legally been sold, thanks largely to administrative delays. But there has been some progress. Roughly 500 cannabis clubs have sprouted up across the country, and the country’s first major marijuana expo – which focused on the...

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Who Is Happy?
Jan09

Who Is Happy?

Here's the story of a medical marijuana patient and his idea for a mobile app called "Who is Happy".   [Patient] João Paulo Costa had [a] better understanding the relationship between cannabis and epilepsy disease since he was diagnosed at the age of 18 years old. This disease still affecting João Paulo Costa nowadays, who needs to take strong medications on a daily basis, which affects dramatically his lifestyle with large and...

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Canadian Homegrown MMJ in Danger?
Dec23

Canadian Homegrown MMJ in Danger?

Here's the Canadian homegrown mmj story, so far:   Under Canada’s initial medical marijuana law, patients could cultivate marijuana in their homes, designate someone to grow it for them or purchase it directly from Health Canada. But rules were introduced earlier this year that prohibit personal grows and establish a system of federally licensed commercial producers, of which there are now 15 in the country. That sparked a...

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Designer MMJ from Israel
Dec19

Designer MMJ from Israel

What shape will mmj take in the future?  Maybe something like this.   An Israeli company is seeking government approval of a genetically bred cannabis strain that improves its medicinal value while reducing the psychological effects of marijuana. KanaboSeed – a joint venture formed by software developer BreedIT and licensed medical marijuana grower Seach Ltd. – submitted applications for approval of two strains with increased CBD...

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Uruguay Still Legalizing Following Election
Dec09

Uruguay Still Legalizing Following Election

The continued future of legalization in the first, fully-legal nation on Earth -- Uruguay -- is assured following their recent election.   The first national recreational marijuana program looked briefly to be in danger, but the victory of Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay’s presidential election has secured the future of cannabis in the South American country. At least for the short term. Vazquez topped Luis Lacalle Pou of the National...

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How Re-Legalization Impacts Mexican Growers
Dec08

How Re-Legalization Impacts Mexican Growers

Here is an aspect of re-legalization we have yet to examine -- what impact the re-legalization of cannabis in America has on Mexican farmers.     Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico. "Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90," says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa....

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