- Tilray announce first successful cannabis harvest in Portugal.
- UK-based medical cannabis producer Jacana raises €22 million.
- Malta pushes tech expertise in bid to boost local cannabis industry.
- Dutch lawmakers look to close the Dutch cannabis café loophole.
- Investment bankers are gearing up for European cannabis boom.
- Aura Health announces acquisition of German distributor Pharmadrug.
- Helix TCS expands seed-to-sale tracking solution into Europe.
- The Green Organic Dutchman introduces Cannabigold brand across Europe.
- Germany’s Dermapharm Holding acquires stake in Dutch medical cannabis producer.
- Note: Prohibition Partners will be attending Cannabis Business France in April.
- St Kitts to legalise cannabis for medical and scientific purposes.
- Cannabis companies pursuing corporate growth in Latin America.
- Canopy looks to Mexico as a means to lowering cannabis prices.
- General Cannabis announces Consolidated CR investment in Puerto Rico.
- GSRX Industries complete construction of medical cannabis dispensary in Puerto Rico.
- Columbia’s Pideka offers supply to cover cannabis shortage in Canada.
- New partnership between SLANG and SDH brings exclusive products to Puerto Rico.
- NZ government panel meet to discuss drug law reform.
- New study says 75% of Māori want cannabis legalised in New Zealand.
- Althea Concierge app boosts Australian cannabis prescriptions.
- Hemp is where the money is right now according to Australia’s Elixinol CEO.
- Asterion announces deal with University of Queensland on disease resistant cannabis.
Rest of the world
- Trump Administration turns to public for their opinion on cannabis rescheduling.
- US Marijuana Justice Act reintroduced in Congress.
- Guam sets public hearing for recreational cannabis bill.
- South African Finance Minister calls on ANC to devise cannabis policy for revenue.
- Facebook considers relaxing rules for sale of cannabis products for legal vendors.
- Ban on public vaping in Colorado could negatively impact cannabis patients.
- Black market still accounts for 80% of Canadian cannabis spend.
- Canopy enlists celebrity Martha Stewart for new line of CBD products.
- Illinois cannabis supply can only meet 35-54% of expected demand.
- Cronos sells 19% of its shares in Whistler Medical to Aurora Cannabis.
- Thailand opens registration for legal possession of medical cannabis.
- Police in South Africa call for ban on cannabis-infused beer.
- Aphria in licencing agreement with Manna Molecular Science.
- Australis Capital to acquire California’s Mr Natural Productions for US$1.3m.
- US-based Curaleaf to acquire Eureka for US$30.5 million.
- Buriram announces inaugural Thai pro-cannabis festival.
Health & Science
- Canopy financing brain scan study for ice hockey players.
- Study suggests the elderly should take cannabis for aches, pains and sleep disorders.
- The use of cannabis in HIV treatment is growing.
- CBD could be hindering cannabis’s effectiveness as glaucoma medicine.
- Study suggests smoking is the most effective way to use cannabis medically.
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