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‘Cannabis Walk’ in Thailand ends with hope for better access

The walk, which began in Phichit last month, underlined in particular the legal impasse that is blocking use for medical purposes

France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks

As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical cannabis the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical cannabis for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry

FDA pushes CBD manufacturers for more evidence at hearing

Food and Drug Administration regulators grill manufacturers and advocates for evidence that CBD actually does anything beneficial

Medicinal cannabis use is now legal in South Africa

The legalisation of medicinal cannabis has been heralded as a new-found hope and burgeoning market opportunity for South Africans

The world of Tilray: licensing and certification enhances capacity to export medical cannabis

Tilray Portugal has received a standard manufacturing license and a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification, in accordance with the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) standards, for its Biocant Park manufacturing facility in Cantanhede, Portugal.

Medical cannabis: 'I break the law for my epileptic son'

Scared her son could die from violent seizures, a mother began breaking the law in an attempt to protect him

Medical cannabis to be made available by prescription in Israel

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced on Thursday evening that medical cannabis will be available by prescription rather than with Health Ministry permission for certain medical conditions

UK advisory body on drug misuse to provide framework on medical cannabis by end of 2019

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has been asked to provide an outline framework on medical cannabis by the end of 2019, with the aim of having an initial view by the end of 2020.

DOJ, DEA urged to expedite process for green-lighting cannabis growers, researchers

Thirty members of Congress signed a letter Tuesday urging the Trump administration to speed up the process of authorizing cannabis cultivators to grow for the government.

Israeli firm InterCure setting up facility in Canada

Israeli cannabis firm InterCure is expanding into Canada and it will team up with a local producer to grow medicinal cannabisthere