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Tue
03
Sep

Thailand drops cannabis extracts from narcotics list; firms eye investments

Thailand has removed cannabis and hemp extracts from its narcotics list, officials said on Monday, the latest effort to promote the development of marijuana products for medical purposes.

Thailand, which has a tradition of using cannabis to relieve pain and fatigue, legalized marijuana for medical use and research last year to help boost agricultural income.

“The intention is to allow extracts to be used in medicine, cosmetics and food and support hemp as a cash crop,” Tares Krassanairawiwong, Secretary-General of the Thai Food and Drug Administration, told reporters, adding that hemp seed and oil would also be exempt.

Tue
03
Sep

The cannabis industry in the UK: Risky business?

Is the cannabis industry in the UK a risky business? John Binns, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP finds out more

Few can have failed by now to spot that cannabis and cannabis derivatives, are increasingly big business, not only in countries like Canada, but also right here in the UK. But the question of how this brave new world fits with the UK’s institutional attitude towards cannabis is an important one and divides into domestic and international issues.

Tue
03
Sep

Mexican cannabis users eagerly await legal marijuana

Claudia Gracia pushes her daughter Paulina in a wheelchair through the aisles of an exposition centre in search of the latest innovations in cannabis at the annual ExpoWeed gathering in Mexico's capital.

Paulina has lived with convulsions and shooting pains since birth 32 years ago, when her brain was deprived of oxygen and she suffered cerebral paralysis. Her body tenses with spasms and her fists clinch as her mother explains how cannabis has changed their lives by easing her pain and convulsions, though its use is illegal in Mexico.

Tue
03
Sep

Netherlands ‘legal supply’ coffee shop trial to proceed from 2021

Reforms to the Netherland’s opaque cannabis laws are finally underway after an agreement was struck on a four-year trial to provide cafes with a legal and regulated supply of the product.

Tue
03
Sep

Mysterious vaping illnesses have industry on edge

All is not well in vapeland. Over the weekend, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a health alert with the headline: "Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products."  

Mon
02
Sep

Boris Johnson appoints cannabis backers to his team

Hopes for a more liberal approach to cannabis regulations from the Boris Johnson Government have risen with the appointment of two cannabis supporters to his team.

Mon
02
Sep

Is the U.S. getting on board with cannabis legalization?

The World Health Organization made waves earlier this year by publishing its first marijuana review. The WHO had lots to say, including a call to place cannabis in a less restrictive schedule of the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

It might not seem like it, but bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., actually want to know what Americans think about the WHO's recommendation. More specifically, the Food and Drug Administration has reopened the comment period regarding the WHO's rescheduling recommendation, along with other marijuana legalization issues.

Mon
02
Sep

Surgeon General issues cannabis warning to teens And pregnant people

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of cannabis use. In the notice, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warns that the THC potency of marijuana has increased over the years, especially with the advent of powerful cannabis concentrates.

Mon
02
Sep

California is the friendliest state for marijuana businesses, law firm analysis finds

California’s cannabis regulations are the most business-friendly in the nation, according to an analysis conducted by the legal firm Thompson Coburn LLP.

The firm recently produced a “holistic state-by-state ranking guide that breaks down how favorable each state’s cannabis regulations are to businesses,” that put California at the top of the list of all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., according to a statement released on behalf of the firm.

Mon
02
Sep

Barbados Government promises Rastafarians 60 acres of land to grow marijuana

The Barbados government has promised to give members of the Rastafarian movement at least 60 acres of land for its members to grow marijuana legally.
Agriculture Minister Indar Weir, speaking in parliament on Friday, is also promising the group that it would play a major role in establishing a medicinal cannabis industry.
Weir said the government has met on numerous occasions with at least two groups representing the Rastafarian community and agreed they would be included in the industry.

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