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UK HOLDS FIRST EVER DEBATE ON ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF MEDICAL CANNABIS
CZECH REPUBLIC LEGALISATION PLANS TO INCLUDE 5G DAILY LIMIT & CONSUMER REGISTER
- UK cannabis patients denied access to NHS mental health support and patients are labelled as ‘drug addicts’.
- Luxembourg expects to finally present draft legislation for cannabis legalisation to the government soon.
- Temporary framework in lieu of novel foods regulation allows CBD to be registered as food supplement in France.
- Malta’s faltering reform is the result of Maltese authorities ‘treating cannabis like plutonium’.
- Cantourage sees revenues ‘almost triple’, BAT invests $10m in new CBD joint venture, & Love Hemp targets IPO.
- CBD brands British Cannabis & Tier One CBD to donate products to key workers in Ukraine.
- More people in Finland said they think that using cannabis regularly is not as risky as weekly binge drinking.
- Ananda’s preparation for the construction of a cannabis processing facility in the UK is ‘well underway’.
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- Support for legalisation of medical cannabis in the US state of South Carolina remains very strong.
- Jushi announces support and appreciation for Virginia’s passage of medical cannabis and cannabinoid product-related bills.
- The Board of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory (CRC) has voted to approve Curaleaf’s adult-use cannabis licences.
- New Congressional bill would provide federal tax relief for cannabis businesses by amending IRS’s 280E code.
- Minnesota cannabis legalisation bill heads to House floor, while Senate version advances to final committee.
- Hempseed cake is a highly nutritious viable alternative feed source for cattle, a study by the USDA has found.
- Two cannabis bills that would legalise and regulate an adult-use industry are now on Delaware Gov. John Carney’s desk.
- Nevada sports regulators are considering a move to formally stop penalising fighters over cannabis.
- First-ever deal involving a producer of CBD-containing products and an individual American baseball team.
- Construction of a newly opened hempcrete building at Canada’s UBC has resulted in 80% less carbon emissions.
- Khiron Life Sciences Corp. announces that it has appointed Mr Michael O’Connor as Chief Financial Officer.
- Uber Eats Canada will offer cannabis for delivery in British Columbia, just six months after allowing deliveries in Ontario.
- The high court says Quebec’s legislature has jurisdiction to prohibit the possession and cultivation of cannabis plants.
- MediPharm Labs provides update on VIVO integration and new board appointee.
- A new Quebec study shows cannabis usage has only slightly increased since legalisation in 2018.
- Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is expanding its relationship with Fire & Flower Holdings Corp.
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LATAM & The Caribbean
- PharmaCielo announces strategic partnership with CANNPRISMA to supply the European medicinal cannabis market.
- One year after Costa Rica passed its cannabis law, the hemp industry has been slow to get moving.
- The imperative of upping the momentum for banking transactions in the legal cannabis industry in Jamaica.
- Argentina: Jujuy works on automated greenhouses to produce medicinal cannabis.
- The Himachal government in India is considering legalising cannabis to boost the economy.
- Australia: Jeremy Buckingham has been elected as NSW’s first upper house member for the Legalise Cannabis Party.
- A Taiwanese cannabis law reform association calls for the decriminalisation of cannabis on the island of Taiwan.
- Taiwan’s staunchly conservative attitudes towards drugs pose a challenge to the burgeoning cannabidiol industry.
Africa & The Middle East
- Malaysian company ALPS plans to list in New York on the Nasdaq towards the end of the year, CEO Tham Seng said.
- Innocan Pharma Corporation, Israel, has reported its audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2022.
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