Poland Cannabis & Hemp News

04/02/2020 - 8:15am
BRIEF-Hemp & Wood Signs Deal With Asia Mask & Asia Socks To Distribute Face Masks And Coronavirus Tests In Poland - Reuters
(Hemp, Poland) BRIEF-Hemp & Wood Signs Deal With Asia Mask & Asia Socks To Distribute Face Masks And Coronavirus Tests In Poland Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-hemp-wood-signs-deal-with-asia-mas/brief-h…
03/26/2020 - 1:41am
NY Times Pen Article On North Macedonia Preparing Itself To Become A Cannabis “Superpower”
(Canada, Cannabis, Germany, Medical Marijuana, Poland, Regulations, United Kingdom) The idea, like many, may have seemed somewhat ridiculous a few weeks back. But, now it has become obvious that provision of medical cannabis in the US and Canada isnow perceived as a right rather than a privilege. If North American producers stay in lockdown over 8-12 weeks and the supply chain is broken a few smart moves from countries like Macedonia could actually achieve what previously might have been seen as a pipe dream. The Times writes In a desolate industrial zone of this capital city, a cannabis grow house is under construction that, when finished, will span 178,000 square feet, about the size of a Walmart superstore. At full capacity, 17 tons of marijuana a year, worth about $50 million, will be harvested. Among the planned offerings is an American strain known as Herijuana, a portmanteau of “heroin” and “marijuana,” which has received some rhapsodic online reviews. “I feel blown to the dome omg,” wrote a fan on Leafly, a cannabis review site. “It also gave me the ability...
https://cannabislaw.report/ny-times-pen-article-on-north-macedonia-preparing-its…
03/25/2020 - 3:34am
BRIEF-Hemp & Wood Signs Deal For Distribution Of Innovita's Products, Including Coronavirus Tests In Poland - Reuters
(Distribution, Hemp, Poland, Products) BRIEF-Hemp & Wood Signs Deal For Distribution Of Innovita's Products, Including Coronavirus Tests In Poland Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-hemp-wood-signs-deal-for-distribut/brief-h…
03/17/2020 - 12:56pm
ACB, CGC, MXC
Australian Producer MGC Pharma Gains Access To Polish Pharmacies
(ACB, Australia, Cannabis, CGC, Development, Erin Resources Limited, Germany, Hemp, Ireland, Law, Medical Marijuana, MGC Pharma, MXC, Poland, Production, Products, Research, Slovenia, Pharmaceuticals) Publicly listed Australian firm MGC Pharma has now entered Poland. The company just announced a commercial wholesale agreement with a local NGO called Cannabis House Association. CHA is also pairing with the Forensic Laboratory of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Lodz. The plan is to support a large-scale research project in Poland. This is a first of its kind situation in Europe, even more interesting that it is happening here (as opposed to say Germany). The idea is to examine the societal, financial, medical and public health ramifications of the use of cannabis. There are approximately 15,000 pharmacies in Poland, most of which are authorized to dispense cannabis. Indeed, estimates of how many Polish patients there are ranges from between 300,000 – 600,000. Numbers could also be well higher. Poland does not represent the only European landing of late for MGC. Indeed, the company also began importing cannabis into Ireland – as of December, 2019. CannEpil,...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/australian-producer-mgc-phar…
03/04/2020 - 10:19am
Psychedelic Art with a Punk Soul: An Interview with Robert Beatty
(Beverage, Czech Republic, Kentucky, Media, New York, Poland, United States, Lights) All images courtesy of Robert Beatty Lead image originally for NYTs Book Review From his time in the 2000s American noise music underground to his current life as an in-demand designer and illustrator trading in a singular brand of eye-popping art, the Lexington, Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty has always done his own thing. Before he was known for making distinctively retro-futuristic album covers for everyone from Tame Impala and Ariel Pink to Oneohtrix Point Never and The Flaming Lips, the artist was a key figure within a Midwest underground music scene that prized experimentation, aggression, and play in equal measure: key acts included a masked synth and drums duo called Neon Hunk and the still-functioning trio Wolf Eyes, who split the difference among industrial, dub and ‘80s hardcore. Through his work in music — both solo, in collaboration with the artist C. Spencer Yeh and, perhaps most notably, in the band Hair Police — Beatty accrued a specific kind of...
https://merryjane.com/culture/psychedelic-art-with-a-punks-soul-an-interview-wit…
03/02/2020 - 2:17pm
Stillcanna Inc. (SCNNF) (STIL) Romania Extraction Facility Receives Final Operational Permit
(Acquisition, Cannabis, CBD, Events, Extraction, Hemp, Investments, Investors, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Poland, Production, Romania, Stocks, United Kingdom, Intellectual Property) Stillcanna’s Romania Extraction Facility Receives Final Operational Permit and Stillcanna Appoints New President of European Operations Stillcanna Inc. (SCNNF) (CSE:STIL) (FRANKFURT:A2PEWA) (“STIL” or the “Company“) Stillcanna has obtained all approvals required to begin commercial operations at its ORIGIN extraction facility in Romania and the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul van Issum as President of European Operations, effective immediately. ORIGIN, a joint venture between Stillcanna and Dragonfly Biosciences Ltd. of the UK has received formal endorsement from the Romanian Environmental Protection Agency and Emergency Services Unit. The facility has also received its final operational permit from the town hall of Bailesti Romania. As the operational phase is implemented over the next quarter the Company is expected to begin hiring additional staff and commencing production trials. Previously, Mr. van Issum was working directly with Mr. Dussault and the...
https://marijuanastocks.com/scnnf-stil-romania-extraction-facility-receives-fina…
02/28/2020 - 8:27am
GWPH
The Impact of Brexit on the Global Cannabis Industry
(Australia, Branding, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Development, Food, Germany, Greece, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, GWPH, Hemp, Poland, Portugal, Products, Regulations, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States, THC, Pharmaceuticals) HMS Great Britain has now set forth from its European home port for another intriguing and very British escapade on the high seas. So far the jury is out. It could be the beginning of the next British Golden Age, Spanish Armada and all that. Or could it could end up (more likely) somewhere up the Khyber Pass (a sordid misadventure of British Imperialism that did not go well in the 19th century with global implications still reverberating to this day). For Netflix fans of The Crown, think “Suez Crisis” as a more recent and apt analogy. Starting with as much as a 6.7% reduction in domestic GDP already on the horizon. Snarky historical analogies and nostalgia aside, how will Brexit influence and shape a global cannabis industry, starting at home? The UK Is Not Actually in Regulatory Free Fall The first thing to realize is that most of the puffery around Brexit was that with the exception of labor conditions, there is little free choice in the world of trade anymore. The players who get...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/the-impact-of-brexit-on-the-…
01/23/2020 - 3:48pm
APHA
Aphria to distribute products in Poland through ODI Pharma following EU-GMP certification
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12/26/2019 - 10:00am
EU Takes Strong Stance in Rejecting “Contrary” Marijuana Trademark
(Beverage, Bulgaria, Cannabis, Drinks, Finland, Food, France, Hemp, Hungary, Ireland, Media, Netherlands, Poland, Products, Regulations, Slovakia, Sweden, Trademarks, United Kingdom, THC, Intellectual Property) On December 12, 2019, the EU General Court upheld an EU Intellectual Property Office ruling that blocked registration of a mark that “an average person would assume references marijuana use” because it was “contrary to public policy.” The mark in question was CANNABIS STORE AMSTERDAM with green cannabis leaves in the background, and the court held that the public would perceive this mark (reasonably, we think) as referencing narcotics. The court’s decision does not ban all marks containing a reference to cannabis, which is, under certain circumstances, legal in many EU countries. However, the court’s decision effectively blocks registration of marks that an average person would assume reference narcotic marijuana use. The trademark applicant in this case was Santa Conte, and the goods and services covered by the application were as follows: Baked goods, confectionery, chocolate and desserts; salts, seasonings, flavourings and condiments; ice, ice creams, frozen yoghurts and sorbets,...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cannalawblog/aogT/~3/7DSzDfjR5PU/
12/17/2019 - 9:01am
ACB, GWPH
The European Cannabis Industry In Review: 2019
(ACB, Austria, Cannabis, CBD, Denmark, Development, France, Germany, Greece, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, GWPH, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Manufacturer, Medical Marijuana, Oils, Poland, Portugal, Products, Recreational, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, THC, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) 2019 opened with a strange vibe in the air on the cannabis front. Israel and Thailand set the stage with dramatic reform announcements last Christmas. And as the calendar counts down to 2020, the larger players all seem to be licking their wounds (if not stock prices). But cannabis reform is not just about profits on the public markets. What has gone down and where and ultimately, has the year lived up to its promise? Reform Marched On In Several Countries At this point, reform is certainly “too big to fail.” There will be no going back anywhere no matter the laggards still in the room. Photo: Ian McWilliams, Flickr From the perspective of opening patient access (and markets beyond that), There were several big stories on the medical front this year – and – in a real first for the EU – of not only the medical, but recreational kind as well. Germany of course is going, relatively speaking, like “gangbusters” on the medical front although supply, quality and supply chain issues are...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/the-european-cannabis-indust…
12/16/2019 - 3:00am
Across the Nutra-verse: New York's hemp regulations, Poland's new vitamin level limits, and more - NutraIngredients-Latam
(Hemp, New York, Poland, Regulations, United States) Across the Nutra-verse: New York's hemp regulations, Poland's new vitamin level limits, and more NutraIngredients-Latam
https://www.nutraingredients-latam.com/Article/2019/12/16/Across-the-Nutra-verse…
12/13/2019 - 4:56pm
HEXO, APHA
Aurora Medical Cannabis Flower Unavailable In Germany Pending Review By Authorities
(APHA, Canada, Cannabis, Compliance, Development, Events, Germany, HEXO, Italy, Pesticide, Poland, Production, Products, Regulations, Seed to Sale, Cultivation) For now, at least, Aurora is AWOL in German pharmacies. Sources who did not wish to be identified from apothekes here confirmed to Cannabis Industry Journal that Aurora product was currently unavailable throughout the country. The same sources also confirmed that Aurora contacted them about the suspension. The fallout over less than quality cannabis entering at least the Danish and German markets, as reported by CIJ repeatedly this year, continues to make waves, globally. This newest development seems to be a step up in seed to sale inspections of late as a response from governments who have to deal with normalizing cannabis laws and different standards no matter what else is going on. That this development also comes on the heels of not only the scandals at CannTrust and Hexo (both Canadians with aspirations in the EU), but many reports on the ground from distributors and pharmacies in Germany of mouldy if not pesticide tainted cannabis ever since 2017, is also significant...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/aurora-medical-cannabis-flow…
01/09/2019 - 1:36pm
APHA
Aphria Completes Acquisition of CC Pharma, Leading German Pharmaceutical and Medical Cannabis Distributor
(Acquisition, APHA, Aphria Inc., Canada, Cannabis, Czech Republic, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Distributor, Germany, Growing, Investment, Investments, Medical Marijuana, Partnerships, Poland, Production, Products, Research, Subsidiaries, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) Aphria Completes Acquisition of CC Pharma, Leading German Pharmaceutical and Medical Cannabis Distributor Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) today announced that it had completed its previously announced acquisition of CC Pharma GmbH, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products, including medical cannabis, to more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The Company continues to strengthen its end-to-end cannabis operations and infrastructure in Germany. “As one of the most promising medical cannabis markets in the world, Germany is a top strategic priority for Aphria. With today’s acquisition of CC Pharma, Aphria is creating a German and ultimately pan-European platform that brings together demand, supply and distribution.” said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria. “We’re excited to welcome the CC Pharma team and the pharmacists they serve to the Aphria family.” Dr. Manfred Ziegler, Managing Director of CC Pharma, added, “We’re thrilled to be joining forces...
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/aphria-completes-acquisition-of-cc-pharma-…
01/02/2019 - 3:47pm
SOL Global Announces Investment in and Strategic Partnership With European Medical Cannabis and CBD Firm GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
(Cannabis, CBD, Development, Distribution, Food, France, Genetics, Investment, Investments, Ireland, Medical Marijuana, Poland, Products, Research, Russia, Spain, Supplements, United States, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation, Funding) TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - SOL Global Investments Corp. is pleased to announce an investment in and strategic partnership with European medical cannabis company, GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd.GreenLight, which was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a vertically-integrated medical cannabis company with a clinical research and development operation led by Dr. James Linden, a seed genetics program, cultivation operations, and CBD brand and distribution operations.Under the terms of the transaction, SOL Global will acquire a 25-percent stake in the equity of GreenLight for €1.8 million, with an option to increase its stake to 51 percent.In addition, SOL Global has also acquired an option to acquire a 75-percent stake in a future GreenLight subsidiary that successfully obtains a cannabis cultivation license in Ireland or Northern Ireland for an aggregate exercise price of approximately €1 million. SOL Global director Rob Reid and Chief Medical Officer...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/sol-global-investment-greenlight
12/29/2018 - 11:12am
Polish company launches hemp-infused ‘Jim’s Beard Oil’ - HempToday
(Hemp, Poland, Products) Polish company launches hemp-infused ‘Jim’s Beard Oil’ HempTodayPoland-based Herbs & Hydro (H&H) has launched Jim's Beard Oil, the first in a planned line of men's health and beauty products based on hemp and other ...
https://hemptoday.net/hemp-beard-oil/
12/24/2018 - 11:07am
Poland: 112 kilos of marijuana found in mandarin shipment - FreshPlaza.com
(Cannabis, Poland) Poland: 112 kilos of marijuana found in mandarin shipment FreshPlaza.comFreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.
https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9056703/poland-112-kilos-of-marijuana-found-i…
12/24/2018 - 7:46am
ICC International Cannabis Corp. (KNHBF) Increases European Distribution Footprint by Over 1,300 Pharmacies
(Acquisition, Bulgaria, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Colombia, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Distributor, Events, Food, France, Germany, Greece, Growing, Hemp, Investments, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Law, Lebanon, Lesotho, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Products, Research, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Stocks, Subsidiaries, Supplements, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Industrial Hemp, Extracts, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) International Cannabis Increases European Distribution Footprint by Over 1,300 Pharmacies ICC International Cannabis Corp. (CSE:WRLD.U)(8K51.F)(KNHBF) (“ICC” or “International Cannabis” or the “Company” ) is pleased to announce that its exclusive European distribution partner, Cosmos Holdings, Inc. (“Cosmos”), has acquired Greek pharmaceutical wholesaler, Cosmofarm Ltd. (“Cosmofarm”). Established in 1994, Athens based Cosmofarm provides a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical products to over 1,130 pharmacies. Cosmofarm has been authorized and endorsed by Greece’s National Organization for Medicines under Good Distribution Practices to distribute over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, natural and health food supplements, as well as branded and generic medicines. Cosmofarm is equipped with an extensive supplier network of approximately 250 pharmaceutical manufacturers and realized sales of nearly US$14 million for the fiscal year 2017. Cosmofarm is in the process of relocating its...
https://marijuanastocks.com/knhbf-increases-european-distribution-footprint-by-o…
12/21/2018 - 7:58am
ICC International Cannabis Corp. (KNHBF) Adds Cultivation Licences In Bulgaria/Macedonia And Macedonia’s Only Extraction Licence
(Bulgaria, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Colombia, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Events, Extraction, Greece, Growing, Hemp, Hemp Products, Investments, Lesotho, Management, Manufacturing, Montenegro, Pharmaceutical Grade, Poland, Portugal, Processing, Production, Products, Research, Serbia, South Africa, Subsidiaries, Vertically Integrated, Industrial Hemp, Soil, Extracts, Cultivation) International Cannabis Adds Cultivation Licences In Bulgaria/Macedonia And Macedonia’s Only Extraction Licence ICC International Cannabis Corp. (CSE:WRLD)(8K51.F)(KNHBF) (“ICC” or “International Cannabis” or the “Company” ) is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per-cent of Balkan Cannabis Corp (“Balkan Cannabis”). Balkan Cannabis controls Macedonian medical Cannabis cultivation and extraction licences, as well as Bulgarian medical Cannabis and hemp cultivation licences. International Cannabis will leverage Balkan Cannabis’ extensive Eastern Europe network to target the second wave of European cannabis legalisation. With multiple operational offices located throughout the region, Balkan Cannabis aims to be the first mover within the Eastern European medical cannabis and hemp theatre. Europe’s medical Cannabis industry has experienced exponential growth in the second half of 2018, exceeding that of the previous five years.1 MACEDONIA Through a...
https://marijuanastocks.com/knhbf-adds-cultivation-licences-in-bulgaria-macedoni…
12/14/2018 - 3:00am
International Hemp Solutions Announces Exclusive Licensing of Henola Hemp Seed from Poland's Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants - PRNewswire
(Hemp, Poland) International Hemp Solutions Announces Exclusive Licensing of Henola Hemp Seed from Poland's Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants PRNewswireDENVER, Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver-based International Hemp Solutions (IHS) is grateful to announce a partnership with Poland's Institute of ...
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-hemp-solutions-announces-…
11/26/2018 - 2:40am
Industry Blazers: Sarina Gomez of Medicated Mavens
(Arizona, Cannabis, CBD, Colombia, Edibles, Growing, India, Israel, Media, Medical Marijuana, Poland, Research, United States) Industry Blazers is a periodic Q&A that spotlights Arizona’s talented medical marijuana professionals who influence and grow the industry. Brought to you by a collaboration between AZmarijuana.com and Proven Media . Do you know someone that is an Industry Blazer in Arizona? If so, email us their name and contact info. Sarina Gomez | Founder of Medicated Mavens Sarina has followed her passion to work in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, and her practice has taken her all over the world, from Africa to Asia, Europe to the United States. She feels the most important quality in life is the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit and she has dedicated her life to growing both her physical and spiritual self. Her insatiable appetite for knowledge and growth has led her quest to learn more about her body awareness, alignment, preventive medicine and mental strength. She is eager to pass that knowledge on to her students and encourage them to nurture their body,...
https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/industry-blazers-sarina-g…
11/19/2018 - 8:11am
 ICC International Cannabis Corp. (KNHBF) Adds Portuguese CBD License, Continues Expansion Into European Union
(Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Colombia, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Events, Greece, Hemp, Investments, Lesotho, Oils, Poland, Portugal, Processing, Products, Research, South Africa, Subsidiaries, Vertically Integrated, Industrial Hemp, Cultivation) International Cannabis Adds Portuguese CBD License, Continues Expansion Into European Union ICC International Cannabis Corp. (CSE:WRLD)(8K51.F)(KNHBF) (“ICC” or “International Cannabis” or the “Company” ) is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Enigma Unipessoal Lda (“Enigma”). Enigma controls one of the first hemp licenses to be issued in Portugal, which permits the cultivation, processing and import/export of hemp-derived products. Enigma successfully harvested and extracted its first hemp crop in 2015, and has become a notable importer of proprietary hemp seeds. This licence authorizes International Cannabis to cultivate hemp on 400 acres of fertile agricultural land located in the Castelo Branco region of Portugal. The Company’s Portuguese hemp operations are estimated to yield 45,000 kg of finished, extracted pure cannabidiol (“CBD”) isolate product per annum, and a full operating team and infrastructure is in place. The...
https://marijuanastocks.com/knhbf-adds-portuguese-cbd-license-continues-expansio…
11/13/2018 - 8:12am
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGOD) (TGODF) Reports Q3 Results
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Development, Distribution, Facilities, Grower, Growers, Hemp, Hemp Products, Investments, Investors, Jamaica, Legalization, Management, Marketing, Mexico, Organic, Poland, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Retail Stores, Strains, Videos, Industrial Hemp, THC, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation, Retail Sales, Funding) The Green Organic Dutchman Reports Q3 Results The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD“) (TGOD.TO) (US:TGODF) reported its financial and operational results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, ended September 30 th, 2018. These filings are available for review on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com Continues to make significant progress on the construction of its facilities in Hamilton, Ontario and Valleyfield, Quebec , having deployed a total of $33 million in capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2018. TGOD is on schedule to launch commercial production in both facilities during the first half of 2019. Is optimizing commercial cultivation at its existing facility in Hamilton , developing five new strains for placement into the medical and recreational markets to ensure it’s in position to provide patients and consumers with consistent, reliable, premium product. The most recent commercial crop harvested will be allocated to TGOD’s select “...
https://marijuanastocks.com/tgod-tgodf-reports-q3-results/
11/04/2018 - 1:23pm
Is This Marijuana Stock Giving Investors Direct Access To The Global Stage?
(Aurora Cannabis Inc., Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Colombia, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Distributor, Extraction, Food, Germany, Greece, Growing, Hemp, Investment, Investments, Investors, Legalization, Lesotho, Management, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, Oils, Organic, Partnerships, Poland, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Software, South Africa, Subsidiaries, Testing, Vertical Integration, Vertical Integration, Vertically Integrated, Industrial Hemp, Extracts, Cultivation) Canada’s latest move to fully legalize marijuana this year has built the framework for the creation of a new sector that is anticipating billions of dollars in revenue over the coming years. While Canada is boasting first mover advantage in the North American market, savvy investors may actually want to be looking at positioning for a global opportunity. Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Legal Marijuana Market by Type (Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana), by Product Type (Buds, Oil, and Tinctures), and by Application (Chronic Pain, Mental Disorders, Cancer, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”. The report shows that the global legal marijuana market was valued at approximately $16.71 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around $62.964 billion by the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 21% between 2018 and 2024. As new momentum comes into the industry, here are 3 marijuana...
https://marijuanastocks.com/marijuana-stock-giving-investors-direct-access-to-th…
10/25/2018 - 2:37pm
Poland approves Aurora Cannabis as medical marijuana supplier
(Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Poland, Products) Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis said it received the green light to ship medical cannabis to Poland, making the Canadian company “the first nongovernment-run business” to win approval to supply medical marijuana products in the eastern European country. Aurora Deutschland GmbH – Aurora’s German subsidiary – will ship the products to a pain treatment center and a hospital […] Poland approves Aurora Cannabis as medical marijuana supplier is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/poland-approves-aurora-cannabis-as-medical-marijuana-supp…
10/25/2018 - 12:44pm
Aurora Cannabis Gets Approval for Medical Cannabis in Poland
(Cannabis, Development, Investing, Poland, Products) Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB ,TSX:ACB) obtained approval of the first shipment of medical cannabis from the Polish Ministry of Health. As quoted in the press release: Aurora Cannabis announced today that Polish Ministry of Health granted the Company approval for its first shipment of medical cannabis to Poland. In the coming days, Aurora Deutschland GmbH will ship the products to a pain treatment center and a hospital in Warsaw. This is an important milestone for medical patients in Poland, as it is believed to be the first time a non-government run business has been granted approval to supply medical cannabis products in the country. Under Polish legislation, physicians can prescribe medical cannabis products to patients who can then access it through registered pharmacies. In specific instances, products will be covered under statutory health insurance, thus establishing a new and significant medical market for Aurora. Maximilian Weinberg, Head of Business Development, Aurora Europe,...
https://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/agriculture-investing/cannabi…
10/25/2018 - 7:57am
Aurora Cannabis to Begin Exports to Poland - New Cannabis Ventures
(Cannabis, Genetics, Hemp, Poland, Production, Research, Vertically Integrated) New Cannabis Ventures Aurora Cannabis to Begin Exports to Poland New Cannabis VenturesAurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product ... Here's Why 2019's Top Marijuana Stocks Will Be Different Motley Fool Marijuana's health risks, benefits still hazy The Detroit News 3 Beaten-Down Marijuana Stocks to Avoid for Now Yahoo Finance MarketWatch - Marijuana Moment - The Guardian all 183 news articles »
https://www.newcannabisventures.com/aurora-cannabis-to-begin-exports-to-poland/
10/24/2018 - 11:03pm
Marijuana's health risks, benefits still hazy - The Detroit News
(Cannabis, Hemp, Poland) The Detroit News Marijuana's health risks, benefits still hazy The Detroit News"The biggest issue is that there's a whole lot we don't know, from an objective standpoint," about the health effects of marijuana, said Charles Pollack, director of the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson ... Marijuana stocks bounce back from long losing streak; Aurora Cannabis' stock sees first US-listed gains MarketWatch Aurora Cannabis to Begin Exports to Poland New Cannabis Ventures 3 Beaten-Down Marijuana Stocks to Avoid for Now Motley Fool The GrowthOp - Marijuana Moment all 221 news articles »
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/2018/10/24/legalize-marijuana-michigan-he…
05/04/2018 - 9:00am
The legal status of cannabis in Europe: what you need to know
(Austria, Cannabis, CBD, Development, France, Germany, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Products, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, THC, Cultivation) For over 30 years , Sensi Seeds has specialised in the sale of medical cannabis seeds. We also actively campaign for the legalisation and decriminalisation of cannabis at various levels. We make no secret of that fact. However, as a reputable company, we act within the limits of the law everywhere and at all times. We keep track of legislation all round the world and, when necessary, instantly adjust our business activities. Our customers can rest assured: if you can order cannabis seeds or other products from our website and we send them to your country, you can assume that it is perfectly legal. International law takes precedence over European law The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (SCND) is the basis for current legislation worldwide. It was agreed in 1961, with the aim of restricting the availability of certain drugs. As an international treaty, it binds over 180 states and to some extent it determines national legislation on narcotics. Cannabis is on its list of illegal...
https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/the-legal-status-of-cannabis-in-europe-what-you-n…
04/06/2018 - 2:15pm
Pharmacielo IPO with 14 millions square feet for oil production only comming to play with the big boys soon.
(Advertising, Banking, Brand Development, Brazil, Canada, Cannabis, Colombia, Consulting, Containers, Development, Distribution, Facilities, Florida, Food, Georgia, Germany, Growers, Hemp, Investors, Iowa, Italy, Management, Manufacturer, Marketing, Media, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oils, Panama, Poland, Processing, Product Development, Production, Products, Research, Science, South Africa, Subsidiaries, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela, Wisconsin, Industrial Hemp, Extracts, Financial Services, Cultivation, Security) Dear PharmaCielo Shareholder, On behalf of PharmaCielo Ltd. we wanted to update all of our shareholders on a material corporate development, as detailed within the press release below. PharmaCielo Ltd. has entered into a Letter of Intent with AAJ Capital 1 Corp., a Canadian entity for a “qualifying transaction,” which, if successfully completed, would result in PharmaCielo shareholders becoming shareholders of a publicly listed entity in Canada. Specific information and details with regard to the announcement are contained in the press release below. Thank you. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS NEWS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY OF THE SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "U.S. SECURITIES ACT") OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD...
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11/12/2017 - 4:26pm
Poland Legalizes Medical Cannabis
(Cannabis, Poland, Products, Regulations) Epilepsy, nausea caused by chemotherapy, chronic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis are among ailments that can be treated. Polish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes. Under new regulations that came into force on Wednesday cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies - as long as it has been logged with the country's Office for Registration of Medical Products. Pharmacists are…
http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2017/11/12/poland-legalizes-medical-canna…
11/04/2017 - 12:50pm
Poland legalises medical cannabis - The Independent
(Cannabis, Poland, Regulations) The Independent Poland legalises medical cannabis The IndependentPolish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes. Under new regulations that came into force on Wednesday cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies - as long ...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-legalise-medical-marijuana…
09/25/2017 - 7:15am
Discover Cannabizz Warsaw 2017 with Sensi Seeds
(Cannabis, CBD, Events, Foods, Growers, Hemp, Hemp Food, Hemp Foods, Poland, Products) The world of cannabis is getting bigger and bigger by the minute, with new fairs, events, and demonstrations sprouting all over the world. At Sensi Seeds, we are always delighted to support new cannabis ventures. This is why this year, we are more than happy to meet our fans once again, this time at the very first edition of Cannabizz Warsaw. A new European cannabis fair The Sensi Seeds team is very excited to meet growers and cannabis enthusiasts of all kinds in Warsaw, Poland. Cannabizz Warsaw is a brand new fair, and the team can’t wait to discover it in your company. Cannabizz Warsaw will gather cannabis growers and consumers from Poland and beyond from September 29th to October 1st, 2017 . Where? In the recently renovated MT Polska Convention Center , which will welcome thousands and thousands of excited activists, shoppers, and anyone interested in knowing more about cannabis and its byproducts. Cannabizz Warsaw is “the first ever Medicinal Hemp and Cannabis Trade show in Poland...
https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/discover-cannabizz-warsaw-2017-sensi-seeds/
03/24/2017 - 2:27pm
IVITF
Invictus MD Strategies Appoints George E. Kveton to Board of Directors.
(Acquisition, Biotechnology, Canada, Cannabis, Consumer Goods, Croatia, Deals, Development, Fertilizer, Hungary, Investing, Investment, Investors, Invictus MD Strategies Corp., IVITF, Japan, Management, Poland, Production, Products, Science, Switzerland, Tobacco, United States) Invictus MD (CNX: IMH ) – Mr. Kveton is a highly effective, strategic and pragmatic international executive and investment professional, with broad experience operating in both Fortune 500 and start-up environments. He has a proven record in generating top-line growth by executing cross-border merger and acquisition deals and transformations to a high standard, and in developing new profit streams in regulated industries. He is currently one of the founding partners of Logscale Venture Partners, a firm focused on early- and growth-stage companies in the health care space. Operating out of Switzerland, Mr. Kveton provides investors with early exposure to disruptive innovations/technologies in pharma, medtech, biotechnology and life science, and in the adjacent fields of personalized medicine, diagnostics and e-health. He has in-depth strategic and corporate development experience of the fast-moving consumer goods and has had extensive involvement with leading consultancy companies...
http://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/agriculture-investing/cannabis…
10/19/2016 - 12:00pm
GWPH
Cannabis legalisation – are we at the tipping point?
(Alaska, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, California, Canada, Cannabis, Chile, Colombia, Colorado, Czech Republic, Denmark, Development, Distribution, Ecuador, Events, Finland, Florida, Germany, Growing, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, GWPH, Hemp, Italy, Maine, Massachusetts, Media, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevada, Norway, Oregon, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Products, Romania, Science, Spain, Sweden, United States, Uruguay, Washington, Cultivation) In 1971, US president Nixon declared war on drugs. This is frequently seen as the official starting point of the impossible struggle against everything and anything to do with drugs, including cannabis. The War on Drugs has failed In fact, the drug war began far earlier. In 1914 the first federal US law forbidding the trade and use of specific drugs came into effect. 1928 saw the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1925 come in to force in most countries in the world. In 1930 the forerunner of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was founded, and in 1937 the infamous Marihuana Tax Act – the first US law forbidding cannabis use – was passed. In 1961 came the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. This agreement, under the leadership of the US, aimed to fight drugs on a global scale. Nixon’s declaration of war in 1971 was an acceleration of hostilities, not their beginning. Fortunately, more and more countries are reversing their opinion. The war has cost much and achieved little. In Mexico, the...
https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/cannabis-legalisation-tipping-point/
09/16/2016 - 6:48pm
Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe - Leafly
(Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Poland) Leafly Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe LeaflyThe debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent example is that of Tomasz ...
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/summer-review-cannabis-news-central-eastern…
09/16/2016 - 6:41pm
Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe
(Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Poland) The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and ...
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/summer-review-cannabis-news-central-eastern…
09/16/2016 - 4:21pm
US Arms Trade to Mexico - John Lindsay Poland
(Mexico, Poland, Training) John Lindsay Poland describes the flow of arms and training coming from the US to Mexico under the Merida Initiative and subsequent US government programs that have created a situation of extreme violence in Mexico with 150,000 dead and more than 22,000 disappeared since 2007. Most of this has been under the rubric of the 'war on drugs'. Cast: Phillip Josselyn Tags: Mexico , violence and war on drugs
https://vimeo.com/183051649
08/08/2016 - 8:00am
ABBV, BNRDF, GWPH, VRX
The Situation With Medicinal Cannabis In Europe – A Complete Overview
(ABBV, AbbVie Inc., Andorra, Austria, Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., Belgium, BNRDF, Bulgaria, Cannabis, CBD, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Distribution, Distributor, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grower, Growers, Growing, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, GWPH, Hemp, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Marketing, Media, Medical Marijuana, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Organic, Poland, Portugal, Production, Products, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Strains, Sweden, Switzerland, Synthetic, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl., VRX, Synthetic Cannabinoids, THC, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) While there is plenty of accurate, up-to-date information online about medicinal cannabis in Europe, finding one reliable source to tell you everything you need to know can be an all-but-impossible task. So we’ve collated hundreds of online resources – news reports, analysis by governments and NGOs, and patient perspectives – in order to create a complete overview of the status of medicinal cannabis in Europe. We have striven for clarity and accuracy in all respects, but we recognise the fact that legislative waters can at times be murky and misinterpretations can be made. Added to this, legislation is changing rapidly, so we’ll be adding updates every three months or more if necessary. Thus, we welcome any comments, feedback, or corrections – and your input will help us to make this a truly interactive resource that will continue to be relevant for many years to come! Medicinal Cannabis Legality & Availability In Europe This map shows the general state of medicinal cannabis...
https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/situation-medicinal-cannabis-europe-complete-over…
02/01/2016 - 1:08pm
Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana - Yahoo News
(Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Poland) Yahoo News Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana Yahoo News Last July, a survey by the independent PBS agency showed two-thirds of Poles -- or 68 percent -- were in favour of legalising medical marijuana . Almost one in five people, or 18 percent, wanted marijuana in all forms to remain illegal, while 14 percent ... and more »
http://news.yahoo.com/polands-rapper-mp-unveils-bill-medical-marijuana-175704830…
02/01/2016 - 1:00pm
Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical <b>marijuana</b>
(Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Poland) Warsaw (AFP) - A Polish rapper-turned-politician on Monday presented a draft bill on legalising medical marijuana in an EU nation where two-thirds of ...
http://news.yahoo.com/polands-rapper-mp-unveils-bill-medical-marijuana-175704830…
06/28/2015 - 7:11am
Another hemp shop opens in Poland - thenews.pl
(Cannabis, Hemp, Poland, THC) thenews.pl Another hemp shop opens in Poland thenews.pl While the sale of hemp is banned in Poland, the Cannabis Pharmacy, as it is called, assures the available assortment is made from the plant's botanical variety and does not contain the psychoactive agent, THC. Spot-checks by the police and sanitary ...
http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/211819,Another-hemp-shop-opens-in-Poland
01/04/2014 - 11:49am
GRNH
News Buzz - GreenGro Technologies, Inc.(OTCMKTS:GRNH), Tesco PLC (ADR)(OTCMKTS:TSCDY), LUKOIL (ADR)(OTCMKTS:LUKOY), LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA(ADR)(OTCMKTS:LVMUY)
(Cannabis, China, Czech Republic, France, GRNH, Hungary, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Medical Marijuana, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, Dispensaries) Las Vegas, NV -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 01/04/2014 -- EquityObserver.com covers the breadth of the markets, from stocks and bonds to ETFs, options, emerging markets, activities at the Fed and more. EquityObserver.com issues a special report on the following stocks: GreenGro Technologies, Inc.( OTCMKTS:GRNH ), Tesco PLC (ADR)( OTCMKTS:TSCDY ), LUKOIL (ADR)( OTCMKTS:LUKOY ), LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA(ADR)( OTCMKTS:LVMUY ) GreenGro Technologies, Inc.( OTCMKTS:GRNH ) increased 40.73% at the price of $0.104 recently on a traded volume of 11.89 million shares, in comparison to 997,496.00 shares of average trading volume. So far this year, the stock is up over 138.64%. The company has a total market capitalization of $15.12 million and its total outstanding shares are 143.97 million. GreenGro Technologies Inc., formerly Authoriszor Inc., provides management services for the planning, construction, staffing and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, and nurseries on behalf of non-...
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/news-buzz-greengro-technologies-incotcmktsg…
01/03/2014 - 12:55pm
MDBX
OTC Market Movers - HEMP, INC. (OTCMKTS:HEMP), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC), Nestle SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY), Medbox Inc (OTCMKTS:MDBX)
(Cannabis, Hemp, MDBX, Medical Marijuana, Poland, United States) Charleston, SC -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 01/03/2014 -- Hot Shot Stock Alerts is a market and commodities news and marketing web service, providing investing news, business news, headline news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and press releases. Hot Shot Stock Alerts carries you the most fascinating reviews and research reports regarding following stocks: HEMP, INC. ( OTCMKTS:HEMP ), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp ( OTCBB:FMCC ), Nestle SA (ADR) ( OTCMKTS:NSRGY ), Medbox Inc ( OTCMKTS:MDBX ) HEMP, INC. ( OTCMKTS:HEMP ) closed latest trading day at $0.0305, up +53.27%, on volume of over 103.94 million shares. The stock went up +224.47% in the last 5 days. Its average trading volume is 13.21 million shares. In the time frame of the last one month, the share-price has surged almost +154.17%. Its market capitalization was $4.56 million. Hemp, Inc. focuses on supplying services, products, and information related to the medical marijuana industry or to those who have an affinity for the...
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/otc-market-movers-hemp-inc-otcmktshemp-fede…
12/24/2013 - 10:07am
MJNA
Worth Watching Stocks - DETOUR GOLD CORP (OTCMKTS:DRGDF), Tesco PLC (ADR)(OTCMKTS:TSCDY), Medical Marijuana Inc(OTCMKTS:MJNA), Gazprom OAO (ADR)(OTCMKTS:OGZPY)
(Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, China, Czech Republic, Hemp, Hungary, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Medical Marijuana, MJNA, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Industrial Hemp) Boston, MA -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 12/24/2013 -- At winstonsmallcap.com we focus on undervalued companies trading under $5. Right now the markets are surging and we are seeing an opportunity in micro-cap companies like we have never seen before. Let have a Look on: DETOUR GOLD CORP ( OTCMKTS:DRGDF ), Tesco PLC (ADR)( OTCMKTS:TSCDY ), Medical Marijuana Inc( OTCMKTS:MJNA ), Gazprom OAO (ADR)( OTCMKTS:OGZPY ). DETOUR GOLD CORP( OTCMKTS:DRGDF ) opened its shares at the price of $3.44 for the day. Its closing price was $3.41 after losing -6.24% for the day. The company traded with the total volume of 278,380 shares, while its average trading volume remained 121,303 shares. The beta of DRGDF stands at 0.68. Detour Gold Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral property interests in Canada. The company primarily explores for gold. It primarily holds a 100% interest in the Detour Lake project covering an area of approximately 566 square kilometers in...
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/worth-watching-stocks-detour-gold-corp-otcm…
12/12/2013 - 7:43am
MJNA
News Recap - Medical Marijuana Inc (OTCMKTS:MJNA), Tesco PLC (ADR) (OTCMKTS:TSCDY), Bio Matrix Scientific Group Inc (OTCMKTS:BMSN), Invivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (OTCMKTS:NVIV)
(Banking, California, Cannabis, China, Clothing, Czech Republic, Hemp, Hungary, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Medical Marijuana, MJNA, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Industrial Hemp, Extracts, Pharmaceuticals) Stamford, CT -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 12/12/2013 -- OTC Stock Picks is engaged in providing the most up to date and useful information on the Best Penny Stocks that are poised to breakout. Our penny stock newsletter alerts the market with picks that Wall Street stock traders have ignored or haven’t found out about yet. Here are some of the most awesome penny stocks we came up with that the ‘underground penny stock experts’ are always bragging about in their penny stock newsletters. Have a look on today’s market movers: Medical Marijuana Inc ( OTCMKTS:MJNA ), Tesco PLC (ADR) ( OTCMKTS:TSCDY ), Bio Matrix Scientific Group Inc ( OTCMKTS:BMSN ), Invivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp ( OTCMKTS:NVIV ) Medical Marijuana Inc ( OTCMKTS:MJNA ) opened the session at $0.10, trading in a range of $0.10 - $0.50,. The stock showed a negative performance of -1.00% in the last trading session from its previous close of $0.10 and closed at $0.0990. The stock traded on a volume of 6.86 million shares and the...
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/news-recap-medical-marijuana-inc-otcmktsmjn…
12/05/2013 - 8:49am
MJNA
Active Stock's Momentum - Cellceutix Corp (OTCMKTS:CTIX), Cloud Security Corp (OTCMKTS:CLDS), Medical Marijuana Inc (OTCMKTS:MJNA), Tesco PLC (ADR) (OTCMKTS:TSCDY)
(Banking, Cannabis, China, Clothing, Czech Republic, Hemp, Hungary, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Medical Marijuana, MJNA, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Industrial Hemp, Extracts, Pharmaceuticals, Security) Stamford, CT -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 12/05/2013 -- Jet Life Penny Stocks is engaged in providing the most up to date and useful information on the Best Penny Stocks that are poised to breakout. Our penny stock newsletter alerts the market with picks that Wall Street stock traders have ignored or haven’t found out about yet. Here are some of the most awesome penny stocks we came up with that the ‘underground penny stock experts’ are always bragging about in their penny stock newsletters. Have a look on today’s market movers: Cellceutix Corp ( OTCMKTS:CTIX ), Cloud Security Corp ( OTCMKTS:CLDS ), Medical Marijuana Inc ( OTCMKTS:MJNA ), Tesco PLC (ADR) ( OTCMKTS:TSCDY ) Cellceutix Corp ( OTCMKTS:CTIX ) ended lower -3.90 percent from its previous close of $1.54 and complete the day at $1.48. The total number of shares changed hands during the day was 386,316. After opening at $1.53, the stock hit as high as $1.54. However, it traded between $1.10 and $2.47 over the last twelve months. Cellceutix...
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/active-stocks-momentum-cellceutix-corp-otcm…
11/11/2013 - 3:47pm
The Global Commission on Drug Policy Receives The Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award
(Brazil, Cannabis, Chile, Colombia, Exploring, Greece, Growing, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Regulations, Science, Switzerland) The Global Commission on Drug Policy Receives The Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award The Global Commission on Drug Policy is the winner of the Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform, which is given to a group or individuals who most epitomize loyal opposition to drug war extremism. The purpose of the Commission is to create an international, informed and science-based discussion about the most effective methods of reducing the harm caused by drugs. In 2011, Kofi Annan, Paul Volcker, George Shultz and Richard Branson joined former heads of state Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), César Gaviria (Colombia), Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico), George Papandreou (Greece), Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and other distinguished members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy in saying the time had come to "break the taboo" on exploring alternatives to the failed war on drugs -- encouraging not just decriminalization but also "experimentation by...