NEW YORK, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Decades ago cannabis was illegal in essentially every country, now, Canada and Uruguay are the leading countries who have moved to legalize cannabis entirely. A handful of other countries such as Australia, Columbia, Germany, and the U.S. are also major cannabis marketplaces, even though they have not legalized cannabis entirely yet. However, cannabis remains a Schedule 4 drug under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which is the strictest regulation. Nonetheless, the rapid emergence of cannabis has prompted many companies to seek entry into the industry, which is seeing investments pour in from various sectors such as alcohol, tobacco, and most recently, the pharmaceutical industry. CVS Health, a major international pharmaceutical chain, recently entered into the cannabis industry by offering hemp derived CBD-based products in its stores. Due to regulatory conflict, CVS announced that it will only sell the products in specific U.S. states such as Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee across 800 stores. CVS also said that the chain is carrying CBD products now to help these select st...