International Cannabis Weekly: 117
- European policymakers urgently require a strong research agenda for cannabis.
- Netherland’s PM hails benefits of legalising cannabis.
- Finnish Cannabis Association collects 25,000 signatures to decriminalise cannabis.
- Estonia’s Social Affairs Committee to discuss petition aimed at legalising cannabis.
- German medical cannabis company receives €7 million from European VC firm.
- Federal study suggests cannabis legalisation does not affect crime rates in the US.
- Aleafia Health terminates supply deal with Aphria.
- 10% of cannabis users in Canada made up two thirds of sales in 2018.
- Wisconsin’s Senate approves bill aimed at helping nascent hemp industry.
- 43% of Canadians are comfortable with cannabis dispensaries in their neighbourhoods.
- Recreational sales of cannabis are expected to begin in Maine by spring 2020.
- New Mexico’s medical cannabis patient numbers grew 4.7% in the last quarter.
- Quebec to appeal home cultivation ruling.
- Australia to provide US$2 million to study the use of cannabis as a treatment for cancer.
- New Zealand is experiencing pharmaceutical cannabis supply shortages.
- Zelda Therapeutics announces US$97.1 million merger with Ilera Therapeutics.
- Malaysian NGO asks government to reconsider stance towards medical cannabis.
- Efforts to develop a medical cannabis programme in the Philippines pick up.
- The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons call to overturn ACT cannabis laws.
Latam & Caribbean
- Brazil postpones vote on medical cannabis programme until next week.
- Argentine province to provide free pharmaceutical cannabis in hospitals for clinical trials.
- Panama lawmakers take initiative to legalise medical cannabis.
- Jamaican Stock Exchange braces itself for the impacts of the SAFE Banking Act.
- Mexico to develop its own cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.
- President of Mexico announces cannabis legalisation ‘not on our agenda’.
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