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Legal weed is going global. While Americans are still subject to years of federal jail time for bringing bud from one legal state to another, the rest of the world is already treating cannabis like any other consumer product, exporting and importing government-approved reefer to medical marijuana programs across Canada and Europe. In the latest expansion of global ganja sales, Canada’s second largest legal cultivator, Aurora Cannabis, will soon begin importing their THC-laden products to Italy.
According to a report from Reuters, Aurora will use its German subsidiary Pedanios to export weed into Europe, before passing the product along to the Italian Ministry of Defense. Since Italy first legalized medical cannabis in 2007, the country’s military police has been the sole cultivator and provider of medicinal marijuana, producing up to 220 pounds of pot a year in tightly guarded military facilities.
But with demand now outweighing Italian soldiers’ limited supply, the Italian government has opened the program to imported flowers, awarding Aurora the country’s first out-of-state medical cannabis contract.
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