Issue 224

19.11.2021

Europe
USA
Latam & Caribbean
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Africa & Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS 

NEW GERMAN COALITION GOVERNMENT WANTS TO LEGALISE ADULT-USE CANNABIS

Germany may soon be the next country to join the short list of regions that have approved full legalisation of adult-use cannabis, joining Uruguay, Canada, and a number of US states. The Netherlands and Switzerland will also introduce legalisation on a trial basis in 2022.

A representative of die Funke Mediengruppe, who has spoken to negotiators of the soon-to-be coalitian government, confirmed with Prohibition Partners on Thursday that the prospective coalition will introduce legislation aimed at legalising adult-use cannabis in Germany.

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US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN NOMINATES CANNABIS-PRESCRIBING FDA COMMISSIONER

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BRAZILIAN PATIENT MAKES FIRST DRIED CANNABIS FLOWER IMPORT TO TREAT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

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Europe

  • A UK patient organisation demands that cannabis be added to the NHS’s drug dictionary to ensure better patient care.
  • Belgian manufacturer develops hemp harvester targeted at flax farmers making the switch to hemp.
  • HempFlax aims to go energy positive using solar power, while doubling production in its Netherlands facility.
  • Medicane enters into strategic partnership with Cantourage to supply Germany with medical cannabis flowers.
  • France’s cannabis trial excludes local companies, giving international companies exclusive access to the French market.
  • US cannabis companies continue European investment in preparation for European adult-use cannabis legalisation.
  • The Irish medical community maintains its hardline stance against Ireland’s medical cannabis programme.
  • University of Dusseldorf study finds legalising cannabis could bring €4.7 billion to the German economy.
  • The European Union comes back with several points of contention over France’s draft CBD decree.
  • Chill Brands focuses on investor relations after seeing a decrease of £180 million in its market value this year.
  • French court overturns convictions against KanaVape co-founders after legal battle that saw CBD legalised in France.
  • Italian medical institutions continually underestimate patient needs, leaving 44% of patients without access to cannabis.

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USA

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren writes a letter urging President Biden to pardon non-violent cannabis convictions.
  • Montana’s ‘green’ counties predict U-turn for no-voters after seeing revenue from adult-use cannabis legalised in the state.
  • Schwazze adds two Colorado dispensaries to its portfolio after acquiring Emerald Fields for US$29 million.
  • Indiana Democratic Party mounts push for cannabis legalisation ahead of next year’s state elections.
  • Jushi Holdings announces intention to buy Nevada cannabis producer and manufacturer NuLeaf for US$52.5 million.
  • Cannabis regulatory company Metrc to provide a track-and-trace programme for patients in US territory Guam.
  • Virginia GOP lawmakers express openness to retail adult-use cannabis, to stymie the state’s black market.
  • Republican-led States Reform Act would see adult-use cannabis regulated like alcohol, with a 3% tax.
  • Oregon’s OLCC begins accepting and processing applications for cannabis licences submitted after its 2018 pause.
  • Mississippi’s cannabis legislation is expected after the new year, as the state’s governor blocks progress.

CANADA

EXCLUSIVE

This week, 140kg of high THC medical cannabis strains were shipped to Poland. This comes at the end of several months where medical cannabis supplies were completely depleted across Poland, leaving thousands of patients without access to their medicines.

Patient advocates say that regulators must do more to support patient access in Poland, by increasing the number of approved products, ensuring the consistency of supply of existing products and increasing affordability e.g. by providing for insurance on medical cannabis prescriptions.

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