- Belgian parliament unanimously approves plans for national cannabis agency.
- Switzerland proposes pilot scheme to allow cannabis use for 5,000 citizens.
- ECH launches the first UK-wide network of specialist medical cannabis clinics.
- The Irish Health Ministry has awarded 16 medical cannabis prescriptions.
- European Cannabis Week will take place in London this June.
- Cannabis use in Finland has quadrupled in the last 25 years.
- Aurora Cannabis enters Portugal after acquiring 51% stake in Gaia Pharm.
- Over 600 experts gather in Rome to discuss international cannabis standards.
- Mexican court ruling deems cannabis prohibition unconstitutional.
- Peru approves regulations for medical cannabis.
- One World Pharma completes merger with Colombian cannabis operator.
- Pure Harvest begins Colombian operation with Pocket Shot.
- Weekend Unlimited completes acquisition of R&D Pharma’s Jamaican assets.
- Tilray completes Chile Alef Biotechnology acquisition.
- Black market self-medicating outweighs legal market in Australia by 30 to 1.
- Medical cannabis trademarks are on the rise in Australia.
- NZ government considers Portuguese model ahead of cannabis referendum.
- MGC Pharma’s cannabis strains contain industry-high levels of THC and CBD.
- NZ looks to hemp production to revive east coast economy.
- MYM embarks on first phase of Australian cannabis cultivation.
Rest of the world
- UN delays vote on WHO cannabis recommendations.
- Zimbabwe approves 37 cannabis investors.
- South African finance minister looks to cannabis as a new source of state revenue.
- Thailand fears international cannabis monopolisation as Narcotic Act comes into effect.
- New Hampshire one step closer to recreational legalisation.
- California’s black market for cannabis flourishes amid high taxes.
- Canadian MPs join push to remove federal tax from prescription cannabis.
- Thailand curbs tobacco industry’s ambition for commercial cannabis licence.
- Bhumjaithai party pushes for cannabis legalisation ahead of March 24 election.
- Thai government considers amnesty offering ahead of legalisation of medical cannabis.
- Study: Legal cannabis is a “long-term risk” to the US alcohol industry.
- California’s cannabis supply may run out by Summer.
- One in six Canadians has used cannabis in the newly legalised market.
Health & Science
- THC may be more important than CBD in generating therapeutic benefits.
- Engineered yeast can brew the active ingredients in cannabis plants.
- Study: Cannabis may help treat alcohol and cocaine addiction.
- Spanish study links weight and metabolism benefits to cannabis use.
- Cannabis can relieve depression and feelings of isolation, according to Iranian study.
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