Posts by Katy Micallef

Losses predicted for Big Pharma

New research from New Frontier Data has investigated the impact the legalisation of medical marijuana could potentially have on the pharmaceutical industry. Known for its benefits in treating a number of chronic conditions such as epilepsy and pain, medical marijuana is still completely illegal in many of the 50 states in the US. “If cannabis…

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Malta ranks high in MNP report

medical cannabis malta Malta ranks high in MNP report

The MNP has released a report on the comparative favourability of international cannabis markets. The accounting and consulting company analysed 16 international markets with dynamic cannabis sectors, considering factors like available financing, taxes and fee structures, and policy maturity. Though no markets received top marks across all categories, several still showed great promise. MNP’s report…

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American Village to sell land for Medical Marijuana Facilities

The Village of Kalkaska council votes to cell two properties for Medicinal Marijuana

The Village of Kalkaska council, in Michigan USA, has voted to sell two village-owned properties to be used for medical marijuana facilities. Kalkaska’s president stated that they have several medical marijuana developments in the works and believe this is another opportunity to increase revenue from what he says is a blooming industry. Kaitlin Patches, a Village…

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WeedMD secures processing licence for new facility

medical cannabis WeedMD secures processing licence for new facility

WeedMD has secured a Health Canada Standard Processing Licence for its 158 acre state-of-the-art Strathroy facility. The licence marks an important step in the company’s ability to scale up production, packaging and distribution of cannabis products from its new large-scale production site. “Our recently announced outdoor production expansion combined with this Processing Licence positions WeedMD…

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Tilray supports 2 clinical research projects

cannabiz malta Tilray supports 2 clinical research projects

Tilray, Inc., a global leader in cannabis research and production, has announced its support of two new clinical studies. The first is a pilot study led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a larger randomised placebo-controlled trial of cannabis extract as a form of treatment for…

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UK opens first Medical Cannabis clinic

cannabis summit malta UK opens first Medical Cannabis clinic

The UK has opened its first specialist medical cannabis clinic in Cheadle. The launch of The Beeches follows a government announcement that specialist doctors could prescribe products containing cannabis to patients for medicinal use as from November 2019. Patients will pay about £200 to be seen by a doctor and then circa £600 a month…

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Exploring new horizons

cannabis malta Exploring new horizons

From local to global SiGMA has undergone something of a transformation in recent years – the inaugural show in 2014 saw the company corner an untapped niche of opportunity within the local iGaming market. Buoyed by its early success, SiGMA expanded their operations for 2015, putting on a ground-breaking show and doubling their numbers. With…

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MediPharm Labs announces listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

cannabiz summit MediPharm Labs announces listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

MediPharm Labs Corp., a leader in specialised, research-driven cannabis extraction, distillation, purification and cannabinoid isolation, has announced that its common shares are now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) trading under the ticker symbol “MLZ”. The Company continues to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (TSXV) under the ticker symbol “LABS” and…

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European Parliament approves motion on medicinal cannabis

cannabiz summit European Parliament approves motion on medicinal cannabis

Members of the European Parliament have approved a motion for a resolution on cannabis for medicinal purposes.  The motion calls upon the EU’s 28 Member States to prioritise scientific research in the field and reconsider domestic legislation. The European Parliament’s vote also comes on the heels of the World Health Organization’s proposal to remove cannabis from Schedule IV…

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Proposed fee cut for medical marijuana patients

cannabiz malta Proposed fee cut for medical marijuana patients

Medical marijuana cardholders and the caregivers who serve them will get a break on the cost of getting registered under new rules proposed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The rules, which won’t go into effect until later this year, would lower the cost of a two-year medical marijuana card from $60…

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