Issue 222

05.11.2021

Europe
USA
Latam & Caribbean
APAC
Africa & Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS 

UK HEALTH MINISTER SAYS LACK OF RESEARCH IS IMPEDING MEDICAL CANNABIS PRESCRIPTION PROGRESS

UK ministers came together this week in Parliament to debate the issuance of medical cannabis prescriptions by clinicians. Despite coming under increasing pressure to alleviate the medical cannabis prescribing impasse, the UK Government continued to distance itself from the issue.

Health Minister Maria Caulfield said during Wednesday’s debate that ‘prescribing now rests in the hands of the clinicians,’ insisting the issue was not a political one.

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ILLINOIS RECORDS US$123 MILLION IN CANNABIS SALES THIS OCTOBER, UP 64% FROM SEPTEMBER  

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONSIDERS MAKING CBD A NARCOTIC TO ALIGN WITH INCB’S HARD-LINE STANCE

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Europe

Upcoming Event

FREE STREAMING TICKETS FOR CANNABIS EUROPA LONDON

There’s less than a week to go until Cannabis Europa London and tickets for the conference are completely sold out. However, you can still watch each of the panels live online with a FREE streaming ticket.

Join us virtually as policy makers, medical professionals, investors and business leaders converge on London next week to shape the future of cannabis in Europe. Let’s Push Things Forward.

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USA

UPCOMING EVENT

HANetf ARE GOLD SPONSORS OF CANNABIS EUROPA LONDON

Cannabis Europa is pleased to announce that HANetf are Gold Sponsors of Cannabis Europa London next week.

HANetf is an independent provider of UCITS ETFs, working with asset management companies to bring differentiated, modern and innovative exposures to European ETF investors. Co-Founder and Co-CEO Hector McNeil will also be sharing his expertise on stage in the ‘The Great European Opportunity’ panel on 11 November.

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CANADA

LATAM & CARIBBEAN

  • Anvisa receives applications for authorisation of cannabis products for sale in Brazilian pharmacies.
  • A joint public hearing held in Brazil’s Teresina discussed providing medical cannabis at state level.
  • University of Sao Paulo study has shown CBD to be effective in the treatment of burnout and exhaustion.
  • Police in Argentina ordered to avoid investigative and operational surveillance of medical cannabis crops.
  • Flora Growth announces plans to acquire US cannabis technology company Vessel Brand for US$30 million.
  • FoliuMed completes deal with Colombian and Brazilian companies for 130,000 units of cannabis solution.

APAC

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

  • Panaxia releases preliminary estimates for its third quarter to increase 25%, amounting to NIS 22 million.
  • Minister of Agriculture in Malawi urges cannabis growers to form cooperatives to increase bargaining power.
  • The Taliban says it will crack down on illegal cannabis operations; however, farmers report no action has been taken.

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