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Will Australia Follow US Lead In Selling CBD?
Just how big is the market for low-dose CBD medication? Australia’s leading industry data source reports that 20% of patients are taking low-dose CBD. Australians might be looking at a cleared path to cannabis medications as soon as next year. The Australian government made an interim decision earlier this month (Sept. 9) to bring low-dose CBD med
Zimbabwe announces rules for growing cannabis to boost revenue
Zimbabwe has announced the rules for growing cannabis, as the country seeks to boost foreign currency revenue and benefit from the rapidly growing industry. Anxious Masuka, the agriculture minister, under regulations published in a government gazette said three types of permits can be issued for growers, researchers and industrial hemp merchants. G
Hong Kong cafe works around cannabis laws to serve CBD snacks to the masses
From hash to heroin, Hong Kong has a reputation for being hard on drugs. But one business has managed to work its way around the region’s strict cannabis prohibition laws. Found Café will offer a plethora of snacks and beverages such as biscuits, coffee, tea, juices, and even beer spiked with varying doses of CBD, Sky News reports. Short for cannab
Two County Cavan farmers believe that growing hemp could help bring life back to rural Ireland. Kim Kindersley and Michael Ó Lionsaigh have been producing CBD oil from their hemp crops as global demand for the oil increases due to its perceived medical qualities. Both farmers believe that the cannabis plant, which is one of the oldest cultivated
Moderate Democrats feared the MORE Act could hurt their chances at the ballots, but a bipartisan majority supports passage of the bill. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on a bill that would decriminalize cannabis nationwide and expunge marijuana records. But moderate Democrats successfully convinced party mem
Military vets, football players and moms across the U.S. band together to fight for cannabis legalization
A nearly three-year-old case, Washington v. Barr, which pits former NFL star Marvin Washington and plaintiffs against Attorney General William Barr, received a boost this week. A slew of organizations, including the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Americans for Safe Access and U.S. law firm Ansell Grimm & Aaron have
With regards to the part pertaining to cannabis, the amended measures expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana program. This now allows doctors to recommend the substance to any patient or medical condition they believe it would help. Therefore, any limits/restrictions on what conditions doctors may recommend marijuana for have been lifted. Additionall
South America is becoming a new hotspot for changing cannabis laws, and international cannabis trading. One of the biggest providers of cannabis in South America is Paraguay, with much of its product being moved to Brazil. But it’s all black-market. Can the new rules change this? Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America which is bordered b
The passage of this bipartisan bill would help raise the quality and safety of hemp products, and thus, protect consumers. Last week, Oregon Representative Kurt Schrader (D) and Virginia Representative Morgan Griffith (R) introduced The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (“H.R. 8179”). If enacted in i
All eyes are on the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, but South Dakotans have much more at stake on the ballot than just the presidential race. Marijuana has remained a big conversation all over America with several states legalizing it in recent years. In November, South Dakota voters will decide whether they want i
Just in case you needed the reminder, Election Day is now just 44 days away. Amid the chaos that's been the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, tens of millions of Americans around the country will soon head to their local voting booths or mail in their ballots to determine the path the U.S. will take going forward. At stake this election
Five years after the legalization of cannabis in Washington, D.C., racial bias is still prevalent in arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis of police records by the Washington Post. Between 2015 and 2019, nearly 90% of those arrested for cannabis-related crimes in Washington, D.C. were Black, althou
In this article, Eleri Williams, Associate at Hill Dickinson Life Sciences team, sets out an overview of the current legal and regulatory position on the import and export of medical cannabis to and from the UK. While doctors are now allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis in certain circumstances, many patients, particularly those who seek prescri
Democrats in the House of Representatives postponed a planned vote next week on marijuana legalization following a backlash from moderate Democrats. The legislation, the MORE Act, would legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge some marijuana-related criminal records, though it left the decision on the sale of marijuana up to the states.
Medical cannabis expert Dr Sandra Carrillo details the history and future of medical cannabis in Colombia. Dr Sandra Carrillo is a medical doctor and renowned expert in the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids, with certifications in cannabis medicine from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Pharmacology and Oaksterdam University in Calif
It’s been over nine months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Hemp Extract bill into law and businesses are wondering where the regulations are. Those with Beak & Skiff in Lafayette, along with reps from the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association, held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon. Businesses have not only invested in equipm
Garnering widespread support from multiple industries and across political lines, a bill that would legalize and regulate cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp derivatives in dietary supplements has been introduced to Congress. The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (H.R. 8179), which was introduced Sept.
Being held with small amounts of cannabis will no longer be deemed a criminal act. As part of efforts to free up police officers to deal with more serious matters as well as the Magistrates’ courts, persons caught with 14 grams of cannabis or less will no longer be arrested and hauled before the law courts, resulting in a criminal record. Governor
A number of mothers, each with a severely epileptic child, are today holding a vigil outside the offices of the Department of Health & Social Care, the London headquarters of NHSE, the Scottish Parliament, and the Welsh Assembly. The mothers are protesting as medical cannabis is the only medication that works for managing their children’s symptoms