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IndustryDevelopments | International & State
MAP LEGEND
High level of medical development/implementation
Medium level of medical development/implementation
Low level of medical development/implementation
Other - federally illegal but unique circumstances
Recreational
Countries included have passed legislation at the federal level
and must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
* Cultivation, manufacture or sale of medical and/or
recreational cannabis allowed.
* Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis.
* Import and/or export of medical cannabis allowed.
High: Countries at the forefront of the global industry.
Frameworks are established, and adoption is well underway.
Medium: Implementation has begun but is still limited or
restricted; lots of room for the market to develop.
Low: Legislation has been passed, but implementation is very
limited or nonexistent. Decriminalization is not included.
National &
International News
Canadian MJ Producers Have Sold
Less Than 20% of Output Since Legalization
Canadian cannabis producers have sold less than 20% of
their production since the country launched adult-use sales
in October 2018, according to an MJBizDaily analysis.
The newest data implies that most of the cannabis
produced between 2018 and 2020 was either stored in
inventory or destroyed, and less than one-fifth ended up in
retail stores. Some 447,118 kilograms (nearly 500 tons)
of unpackaged dried cannabis was destroyed by licensed
producers between 2018 and 2020, according to data
provided to MJBizDaily by Health Canada, the federal body
tasked with regulating cannabis production.
About 2.7 billion grams (2,976 tons) of cannabis
was produced in Canada between October 2018
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and December 2020, but MJBizDaily estimates that
approximately 450 million grams reached store shelves.
Long-delayed Mail Ban Leaves
Vape Makers and Retailers Adrift
Months of delay for a U.S. ban on shipping vaporizer
components has left marijuana and hemp operators
wondering if they should prepare for shocks to their
business models or proceed as usual and hope the rule
never comes to fruition.
The ban was supposed to take effect in April, the result
of a 2020 law that prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from
shipping vaping products. The ban included components
without nicotine and could eliminate direct-to-consumer
vape shipping.

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