- The Netherlands to begin accepting cultivation applications from next month.
- French cannabis startup raises US$1.13 million to launch two new brands.
- The Netherlands appears to be limiting exports to German wholesalers.
- Deadline to apply for German cannabis distribution contract extended for a third time.
- Calls for cannabis legalisation in Spain as post-COVID recession nears.
- First Irish-based cannabis fund launches in Dublin.
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- Columbia Care sued for US$50 million over alleged fraudulent licensing scheme.
- Iowa Senate passes controversial medical cannabis bill reducing allowable THC content.
- Acreage Holdings pulls out of Iowa medical cannabis market.
- Nebraska cannabis legalisation campaign delivers nearly 50,000 petition signatures.
- Multiplatinum artist Kelis to present at Prohibition Partners LIVE.
- Canadian businesses exported a record amount of dried cannabis in 2019.
- Organigram enters 3,000-kilo cannabis supply agreement with Israeli firm Canndoc.
- New lawsuit alleges Tilray execs misled investors and engaged in insider stock sales.
- Labelling errors see Alberta issue Canada’s first cannabis beverage recall.
- Bonify resumes selling cannabis in Canada after licence suspension.
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Latam & Caribbean
- NSW data shows indigenous people disproportionately prosecuted for cannabis.
- NZ advertising authority receives complaints over Drug Foundations’ referendum adverts.
- Auckland University of Technology will offer a course on medicinal cannabis from July.
- Medical cannabis firm Equalis endorses voting ‘no’ in upcoming cannabis referendum.
Africa & Middle East
- Israeli government announces plan to advance cannabis legalisation reforms.
- Malawian firms are still awaiting implementation of new cannabis farming laws.
- Wuhan General Group signs distribution agreement with Medigrow Africa.
- Panaxia Israel announces receipt of EU-GMP certification, advancing EU export efforts.
- Potential of psychedelics in treating depression cannot be ignored, says top professor.
- Terminally ill Canadians appeal to the health minister for compassionate psilocybin use.
- Numinus amends Health Canada licence to produce and extract psilocybin.
- Mydecine Innovations Group to acquire NeuroPharm Inc.
- Cambridge scientists identify brain phenomena that may explain ketamine side effects.