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REPUBLICAN LAW MAKERS INTRODUCE A BILL TO FEDERALLY LEGALISE CANNABIS
CHINA PLACES SYNTHETIC CANNABIS-RELATED SUBSTANCES ON CONTROLLED DRUGS LIST
- Slow progress for UK Novel Foods with just 40% of applications reaching the next stage towards approval.
- Signs that Malta’s stance on cannabis could change as Labour Party prepares legislation proposal.
- Personal-use cannabis possession limit to be raised in German state but legalisation looks unlikely.
- Repeal of Czech Republic’s criminal code a major boost for cannabis growers.
- German medical cannabis company becomes country’s first to be listed on stock exchange.
- Hemp project launch in Sicily could enable more diverse and sustainable cannabis agriculture.
- Senior European cannabis industry figures fight back against Germany’s hemp crackdown.
THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT VOTES IN FAVOUR OF EXAMINING THE BENEFITS OF LEGALISING MEDICAL CANNABIS
Yesterday, the Comisión de Sanidad y Consumo (Spanish Congressional Health and Consumer Affairs Commission) voted to establish a subcommittee with the express purpose of exploring the potential of medical cannabis legalisation.
The commission focused on examining policies in other countries and producing a report for the consideration of the government. The proposal was accepted with 20 votes in favour vs. 14 against.
- Louisiana House approves bill decriminalising cannabis with cannabis sales tax bill to follow.
- Rule change in Minnesota sees pressure on cannabis farmers lifted.
- Medicinal cannabis could be legalised in Nebraska this week.
- Sullivan University in Kentucky receives approval to offer a cannabis business course.
- Charlotte’s Web announces massive revenue increase, solidifying hemp wellness market dominance.
- First vote on cannabis bill signals progress for legalisation in Minnesota.
- Georgia to expand its medical cannabis programme to include low-THC cannabis.
- Clone initiative marks Dutch floricultural giant’s first entry into US hemp market.
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- New Avicanna initiative will supply major hospitals with medical cannabis products.
- High Tide completes major step towards Nasdaq listing with consolidation announcement.
- Ayurcann partners with Kindred in order to have greater access to the adult-use cannabis market.
- Heritage partners with CannMart to significantly expand market reach.
- Canadian company Flora Growth becomes the most recent to be publicly traded on the Nasdaq.
LATAM & CARIBBEAN
- Talks on allowing cannabis production advance in Argentina between cannabis advocates and local provinces.
- Pharmacies in Uruguay will be able to sell stronger cannabis variants following regulatory approval.
- Argentinian local province approves initiative allowing safe access to medical cannabis.
- Argentina makes first public purchase of medical cannabis for patients without medical insurance.
- Suriname to join the global cannabis industry with the creation of its cannabis agriculture task force.
- Uruguay’s pharmaceutical leader expands global reach with acquisition of Europe’s largest cannabis extractor.
- Incannex partners with Australia’s largest sleep science researcher to develop cannabis treatment.
- New Zealand government will not consider cannabis amnesty for palliative care patients.
- Medical Kiwi announces distribution agreement, implying cannabis smart-inhalers could hit NZ market soon.
- Cannahub plans to significantly accelerate medical cannabis research progress following EU funding.
- Thailand’s largest maker of ready-to-drink teas has created terpene-based, cannabis-flavoured drinks.
- Emyria planning to use new smartphone application to monitor cannabis-based medical treatments.
AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
- Experts to deliver research which could change Mauritius’ stance on medical cannabis legalisation.
- Major development for Israel’s medical cannabis market as the first shipment to meet import requirements lands.
- Milestone for South African cannabis company Felbridge as first EU export completed.
- New cannabis regulations will end Uganda’s exclusive export agreement with Israel.
- Zimbabwe’s medical cannabis industry develops as 54 investors are granted production licences.
- Legalisation debate continues in South Africa despite alleged instances of police brutality.
- Zimbabwe announces groundbreaking new framework to allow legal cannabis production.
- Intercure opens Israel’s first legal overseas medical cannabis store.
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