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- Hannah Deacon campaigns for UK patients to access medical cannabis.
- Mexico could legalise recreational cannabis by October.
- New Zealand government to reveal cannabis referendum details next week.
- Canopy Growth signs US$343 million deal to buy German synthetic cannabis maker.
- Regulators play catch-up as CBD industry diversifies.
- Former UK government drugs advisor pens essay on lack of medical cannabis access.
- Malta’s progressive cannabis policies are helping boost medical market potential.
- Belgian think tank predicts legal cannabis could be worth €144 million to the economy.
- Khiron acquires Italian hemp company, Canapalife.
- New figures show cannabis arrests have dropped by 75% in the UK.
- Enterprise Ireland backs CBD oil start-ups.
- Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies looks to raise €45 million.
- Study suggests 50% of Swiss population will have used cannabis by 2045.
- Australia’s Cann Group acquires 20% stake in NZ’s Pure Cann.
- Althea grows Australian medical cannabis patient numbers by 27% in April.
- Liberals call on Australian government to establish unilateral cannabis legalisation.
- Creso signs distribution agreement with Burleigh Heads Cannabis.
- Health House International and Cannvalate to purchase MGC Pharma products.
- Thailand’s FDA wants universal access to medical cannabis.
- Taiwanese activists launch campaign to legalise medical cannabis.
- Thai Health Ministry rolls out medical cannabis training course for health professionals.
- Local government in India reverses decision on cannabis cultivation.
- Chinese blockchain company diversifies into medical and industrial cannabis cultivation.
- Thailand’s Tobacco Authority continues to lobby for cannabis cigarettes.
- Myanmar cannabis raid may kickstart legalisation process.
Rest of the World
- Trump Administration opposes bills on cannabis access for veterans.
- Hawaii passes industrial hemp bill.
- PayPal joins SAFE Banking Act lobbying group.
- Texas cannabis decriminalisation bill ‘dead in the Senate’.
- Oregon Senate votes to temporarily halt cannabis production.
- Harvard receives US$9 million private donation to research medical benefits of cannabis.
- Adult-use cannabis industry tipped to generate US$4 billion for New York State.
- US Congress members demand protection for universities who research cannabis.
- Curaleaf to acquire Cura Partners in US$1 billion deal.
- Canopy Growth to build US$150 million hemp processing plant in New York.
- Oreo-maker Mondelez explores CBD-infused snacks concept.
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