Issue 194

23.04.2021

Europe
USA
Latam & Caribbean
APAC
Africa & Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS 

conditions for medical cannabis prescriptions

WHO ARE THE MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS IN EUROPE?

The European medical cannabis market is still in its infancy, with much work to be done before patient access catches up to the levels seen in North America. In order to best serve the medical cannabis patient population in Europe, operators need an understanding of who the patients are and why they rely on these medicines.

Prohibition Partners has gathered data for European medical cannabis patients from national government agencies and independent research groups to investigate high-level statistics on patients being prescribed medical cannabis.

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TASKFORCE SEEKS BORIS JOHNSON’S SUPPORT TO BOOST UK’S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY

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PRESIDENT BIDEN CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR STATES’ RIGHT TO LEGALISE CANNABIS

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Europe

FLUENCE

USA

WEBINAR

Prohibition Partners Co-Founder Stephen Murphy will join Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) for a live webinar to discuss cannabis industry opportunities and challenges across Europe on Wednesday 28 April at 19:00 BST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT.

BI’s Cannabis Analyst, Kenneth Shea, will chair the discussion. Matt Karnes, Founder of GreenWave Advisors, will provide insight into operational trends in US cannabis production, federal legislation, and market opportunities and risks in the US.

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CANADA

LATAM & CARIBBEAN

  • Colombia launches national apprenticeship programme  providing training for operators.
  • Paraguayan government’s framework for hemp cultivation favours large businesses despite calls to support local growers.
  • Peruvian doctor uses cannabis documentary to advocate for wider use of cannabis for cancer patients.
  • Colombia can take new attitude to cannabis by allowing its use in the food industry.
  • Uruguayan growers concerned as government pushes for more surveillance of cannabis clubs.
  • Pivotal moment for legalisation in Argentina as judge prevents police raid on government-registered cannabis grower.
  • Postponing discussion on cannabis regulation is a major setback for Mexico and favours illegal drug traffickers.
  • Broad report analysing data from Brazil’s cannabis sector could lead to significant development of the industry.
  • Brazil continues to soften stance on cannabis as Anvisa authorises two new products for sale in drugstores.
  • Cannabis conference in Costa Rica will provide education on the fast-growing industry in Latin America.
  • Brazilian congressman expects bill legalising cannabis planting to pass when vote takes place in May.

APAC

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

  • Landmark moment as Lesotho cannabis cultivator lands Africa’s first approval to sell to the EU.
  • Ghana’s Rastafari Council calls for action on regulatory frameworks to make current cannabis legislation functional.
  • Africa’s failure to legalise cannabis means close to 90% of homegrown product traded on the illicit market.
  • University launches new initiative aimed at compelling the South African government toward cannabis legislation reform.
  • Prosecutors back off case which could be pivotal in determining the future of adult-use cannabis in South Africa.
  • Israeli cannabis legalisation supporters gain new representative as MK devotes part of her inaugural speech to the issue.

Read the stories that shape the cannabis industry