International Cannabis Weekly: 97
- UK House of Commons supports calls for improved access to medical cannabis.
- Wayland JV Demecan confirms German cultivation licence.
- Bulgaria becomes first EU state member to allow the free sale of CBD.
- Aphria receives fifth German cultivation licence.
- High-tech cannabis cultivation firm, Seedo, opens EU distribution hub in the Netherlands.
- Rome’s largest university to open dedicated medical cannabis lab in Malta.
- Swiss pharma giant Novartis suggests cannabis isn’t a priority despite Tilray partnership.
- The value of being a first mover in the cannabis industry.
- MPX International acquires Swiss organic cannabis company.
- Canopy Growth enters the skincare market with CA$74 million acquisition in London.
- Barbados approves importation of five medical cannabis products.
- Latin American market expected to undercut producers and pricing globally.
- Colombia embraces the legal cannabis industry.
- Greek billionaire Alki David provides hemp crops to aid Puerto Rico’s besieged farmers.
- Latin America is a key growth area for the CBD skincare industry.
- Poll finds that more than a million New Zealanders would try medical cannabis.
- Just one Canberra doctor joins Chronic Pain Australia’s cannabis training scheme.
- Help End Marijuana Prohibition party secures 1.9% of the Australian national vote.
- New Zealand could use ‘Morality Clause’ to block cannabis patent wars.
- Cannasouth aiming for NZX public offering.
- Industrial Hemp Bill tabled in Australia’s Northern Territory.
- Australian Labor party vows to streamline process for medical cannabis prescriptions.
- Australian pharmaceutical firm receives licence to manufacture medical cannabis.
- Canopy Rivers invests US$1.5 million in New Zealand’s BioLumic.
- China has the potential to become a global cannabis superpower.
- International patents could lock Thailand out of potential $237.2 billion cannabis market.
- Thai government announces that medical cannabis products will be ready by July 2019.
- Thai cannabis amnesty scheme finds 2,000 patients using medical cannabis.
- Young people in Singapore are softening their attitudes towards cannabis.
Rest of the World
- SOL Global invests US$30 million into US cannabis company to secure hemp supply.
- Israeli health minister enables patients to obtain medical cannabis from pharmacies.
- Aurora signs ‘multi-million dollar’ research deal with UFC.
- Oregon Senate Bill 582 pushes for interstate import and export of cannabis.
- Michigan House gets behind resolution for SAFE Banking Act.
- OrganiGram lists on the Nasdaq, ahead of its foray into the US hemp market.
- NFL and NFLPA to study cannabis as a pain-management aid for athletes.
Health & Science
- Study suggests cannabis reduces the urge to use opioids and reduces stress.
- Scientists have found a way to utilise hemp fibre as a supercapacitor.
- Research under way into the effects of cannabis on pregnant women.
- CBD eases PTSD and nightmares according to a new study.
- 89% of epileptic dogs had fewer seizures when treated with CBD.
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