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Thailand Debates Legalization of Medical Cannabis Despite Harsh Laws on Recreational Use

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Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly is currently debating a bill that would legalize medical cannabis. If passed, it would make Thailand the first Asian country to do so. The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), which is under the Ministry of Public Health, is pushing the Thai Government to pass the bill. Reasons...
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Portugal’s Parliament Legalizes Cannabis as a Prescribed Medicine for Patients

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Last week, Portugal’s Parliament voted upon the right for its citizens to receive and gain prescriptions to cannabis-based medicines from their doctor. The move is expected to help reduce patients dependence on pharmaceutical grade synthetic opioids in Portugal. More and more countries involved in the European Union have decided to join...
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Illinois Governor to Decide to Allow Medicinal Cannabis as a Prescription Pain Killer Substitute

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The state of Illinois and its lawmakers want to offer patients medicinal cannabis as an alternative to opioid derived perception pain killers. The new law would allow patients to purchase cannabis from licensed medical dispensaries, removing the required 4 month window for patients to receive a medical marijuana card. The...
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Tweed in Development of New Cultivation Facility and Retail Stores in Newfoundland & Labrador

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Tweed, subsidiary of public company Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX: WEED), announced this morning that the company is under construction on a new processing facility and four additional retail locations in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Tweed has the support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to develop its new cannabis based...
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NexgenRx & CannTrust to Provide Medical Cannabis in Conjunction with Patients Health Care Plans in Canada

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NexgenRX (TSX-V: NXG) announced an exclusive supply agreement with CannTrust Inc. (TSX: TRST) this morning. Under the terms of the agreement CannTrust will provide Nexgen Rx patients for an initial 5 year term, that will be renewable if the deal is successful. NexgenRx’s plans to offer its patients medicinal cannabis...
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Developing the Cannabis Nursing Sector: Industry Insight with Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA

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The following is a guest post from Elizabeth Mack, RN, MBA: Medical Cannabis is an exit drug. An exit drug to sleep medications, antidepressants, and opioids. It is now known that the long-term use of opioids for chronic pain is associated with abuse and overdose, and we are currently experiencing...
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Aurora Cannabis Gains Rights to Patented Sublingual Cannabis Delivery Technologies

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Aurora Cannabis (TSX: ACB), CanniMed Therapeutics (TSX: CMED), and CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings (OTC: CTTH) have entered into a three-way agreement that will provide Aurora Cannabis the exclusive rights to distribute CTT Pharmaceuticals patented cannabinoid delivery technology. The six patents received by Aurora are related to cannabinoid delivery for pain management...
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Canopy Growth Corp. Doubles Production Capacity with New Licenses

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Canopy Growth Crop. (TSX: WEED) has recently announced that it has received additional licensing that allows the company to increase its production capacity for its Tweed branded cannabis facilities in Canada. Canopy, and its majority owned subsidiary Tweed, owns one of the largest cannabis cultivation facilities in the world. The...