Pot Matters: Regulatory Capture and Marijuana Legalization

Regulatory capture is a phrase that refers to industry groups gaining control over the public regulatory bodies responsible for regulating their industry. It’s going to become an increasingly important and interesting issue and more and more states consider marijuana’s legalization, and even more so when this issue inevitably gets to the United States Congress. Currently,…

Colombia: First Medical Marijuana License Granted — Amid Dissent

PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings, local subsidiary of Canada-based PharmaCielo Ltd, announced June 28 that it has won a manufacturing license from Colombia’s Ministry of Health to process cannabis plants for medical and scientific purposes. This allows PharmaCielo to apply for a license to cultivate cannabis, primarily for production of oil extracts. The company is the first to be granted…

What Effect Will Brexit Have On UK Cannabis Consumers?

As the dust continues to settle following last week’s Brexit vote, which opened the door for England to walk out of the European Union (EU), we decided to look at how this surprising turn of events will affect cannabis consumers. The isolationist spirit, probably the most negative element of Brexit, has already been felt across…