Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

Wellness products take off in the growing recreational cannabis market

Is the U.S. medical marijuana industry doomed? Amid news reports suggesting that MMJ markets are plateauing or shrinking in some states—particularly those that have approved the recreational use of marijuana, it’s reasonable to believe cannabis executives are bailing out of medical and plowing resources into … [Continue]

The Battle is Set: Man-made vs. Natural Cannabinoids

Of all the forces that will shape the future of medical marijuana, the rise of biosynthetic cannabinoids stands to be among the most disruptive—one that could pose a major competitive threat to medicine derived from the cannabis plant. But the extent and timing of that … [Continue]

Are the Feds Changing Their Tune Toward Cannabis?

There are growing signs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and federal authorities could be changing their attitudes and policies toward cannabis, potentially paving the way for more studies and additional opportunities for partnerships. Those signs include: Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing … [Continue]

Growing Momentum: Global Cannabis

The emergence of more overseas cannabis markets offers companies billions of dollars in business opportunities Momentum continues to build for medical cannabis legalization around the globe, prying open new markets and tens of billions of dollars in business opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies with global … [Continue]

Growing Momentum: 12 Notable Countries

With every passing day, the cannabis industry becomes more of an international market. The September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine focused on 12 notable countries that already offer plant-touching business opportunities in cultivation, retail, exports and sales, among other areas. Ancillary opportunities from legal services to equipment … [Continue]

Growing Momentum: Australia

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program The first cultivation license was issued in 2018.   Key Laws and Regulations Narcotic Drugs Act of 1967 (and 2016 amendment) Therapeutic Goods Act of 1989 Therapeutic Goods Regulations of 1990 Special Access Scheme   Market Data Cumulative patient … [Continue]

Growing Momentum: Uruguay

Milestones in the Medical Cannabis Program Zimbabwe legalized the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes in 2018, making it the second country in Africa to lay the groundwork for a medical marijuana industry. The law defined how companies could become licensed producers and ship … [Continue]

Growing Momentum: Q&A with Vicente Fox

For years, former Mexican President Vicente Fox was bullish on launching a legal medical marijuana market in the country he led for half a decade. And now? He’s less optimistic. “I moved from very optimistic time-wise to neutral, because I don’t see things happening. But … [Continue]