China

Fri
21
Jun

China hoping to cash in on booming CBD industry

The Chinese are never far behind when it comes to manufacturing innovations they can sell across the globe. China now has its sights firmly on CBD, but what about regulations and quality control?

Tue
18
Jun

Chinese authorities say cannabis legalization in Canada, US poses threat to China

Chinese drug enforcement authorities believe that the legalization of cannabis in Canada and parts of the United States has led to an increase in marijuana smuggling into the country and poses a “new threat to China,” according to a report from CNN. Liu Yuejin, the deputy director of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, said in a press conference in Beijing on Monday that the country of nearly 1.4 billion people now has 24,000 cannabis users, a figure that spiked 25 percent in 2018. Liu acknowledged that there are “few cannabis users” in relation to the total population.

Fri
14
Jun

Researchers discover evidence of 2500-year-old cannabis consumers

Researchers have discovered "the earliest directly dated and scientifically verified evidence for ritual cannabis smoking,” writes Neil Bonner.

Wed
05
Jun

Why Asia is the next frontier for big cannabis

Asia might not seem like a potential hotspot for cannabis businesses, but it’s getting there.

Fri
31
May

Asia emerging as new frontier for Canadian cannabis players

As cannabis companies eye expansion in European and South American markets, Asia is poised to be a new frontier for some major Canadian pot players.

Despite being the world’s most populous continent, it is estimated that Asia’s cannabis usage is about two per cent, or 85.5 million people, according to London-based cannabis data provider Prohibition Partners. However, several Asian countries are on the cusp of embracing medical cannabis and the continent could see its marijuana market grow to as much as US$5.8 billion by 2024, Prohibition Partners said in a recent report.

Wed
22
May

The surprising way Trump’s US-China Trade dispute hurts marijuana users

Major political disputes often create unpredictable ripples in the world of cannabis. Sometimes, these waves are small and kitschy. When President Donald Trump caused a government shutdown because legislators wouldn’t fund his border wall, that meant government workers were left without pay or medical services. So one company stepped in to provide those employees with free medical marijuana.

Tue
21
May

A brief history of CBD

CBD – short for Cannabidiol – is a compound inside hemp and cannabis that was first discovered in 1940. Recent studies have shown CBD to have medicinal value for treating things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia but where did the story begin with this gift from nature?

Wed
15
May

Analysis optimistic about progress in the Asian cannabis market

Cannabis is deeply rooted in the continent of Asia, where a cultural, medicinal and spiritual relationship with the plant stretches back into remote antiquity. The harsh prohibition regimes in many Asian countries are likely to be pried open over the next years, allowing for fast growth of a regulated cannabis market.

Fri
10
May

This hemp-seed eating village has one of the oldest and healthiest populations in the world

Scientific evidence is constantly stacking up in favor of how CBD and hemp can benefit your health.

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