Issue 203

25.06.2021

Europe
USA
Latam & Caribbean
APAC
Africa & Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS 

NEW YORK: THE NEW CAPITAL OF CANNABIS?

Business of Cannabis: New York is an exclusive, brand new summit that will bring together the most influential voices in policy, business, law and finance for a day-long programme of top-level talks, discussions and networking. The event will be delivered in partnership between Prohibition Partners and Business of Cannabis.

The North American cannabis industry will gather in a truly iconic NYC venue on 29 September to develop a roadmap for the sector in New York, creating a dynamic plan of action for this brand new market to reach its undoubted immense potential.

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NUMBER OF SWISS MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS COULD RISE TO 100,000 BY 2023

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BRAZILIAN PATIENT WINS LANDMARK LEGAL BATTLE OVER CBD PRODUCT IMPORTATION

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Europe

FEATURE

SEASONAL LABOUR IN SHORT SUPPLY FOR UK CANNABIS CULTIVATION POST-BREXIT

Changes to immigration policy post-Brexit have resulted in a shortage of seasonal labour at UK-based medicinal cannabis cultivation sites. Peter Watson, agricultural director of British Sugar, has blamed the problem on the Seasonal Workers’ Pilot scheme.

Originally launched in 2019 to deal with the end of free movement with the EU, up to 30,000 overseas workers will be permitted to travel to the UK this year for up to six months to help reap the 2021 harvest. But the pilot scheme only covers farming businesses growing food – shutting out cannabis cultivators.

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USA

CANADA

FEATURE

Survey data included in a recent report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) indicates that, of the European countries included in the survey, past-year cannabis use was highest amongst inhabitants in France (11%), Spain (10.5%) and Italy (10.2%).

Cannabis use was least prevalent in Malta (0.9%), Turkey (1.1%) and Hungary (1.3%). The combined average for past-year cannabis use among inhabitants of the European countries analysed in the survey was 5.8%.

Amongst other things, the EMCDDA’s report also highlights a significant increase in THC content of cannabis in Europe, and an increase in home cultivation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LATAM & CARIBBEAN

APAC

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

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