/ Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco to dismiss thousands of marijuana convictions

Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city's district attorney. California's Proposition 64, which legalized recreational pot use and possession and reduced criminal penalties, allowed people ...

Canada cannabis industry merger creates pot giant

Jan 25, 2018

Canada cannabis industry merger creates pot giant

Canadian cannabis producer Aurora's 1.1 billion Canadian dollar ($890 million) acquisition of rival CanniMed Therapeutics on Wednesday will create a global pot behemoth as the legalization of recreational-use marijuana takes hold. The deal is the largest yet in Canada's hot cannabis industry, which has seen ...

Jan 4, 2018

Australia, aiming to become major cannabis supplier, OKs exports

Australia agreed to allow exports of medicinal cannabis Thursday in a boost to budding domestic manufacturers, as it eyes becoming a leading world supplier. The country's first medical marijuana farm received its growers' license in March last year and others have followed, with the government ...

/ Dec 21, 2017

Mexico to legalize marijuana-based products next year

Mexico will legalize sales of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year, its health regulator said on Wednesday, bringing some forms of cannabis into legal commerce even as the country struggles with the illicit drug trade. Mexico legalized the use of ...