Your Weekly Cannabis News

Every Friday Ethnopharm gives you a rundown of the latest cannabis news from across the world

Europe

Cannabis legalisation has no immediate impact on crime stats: Dutch police

Legalizing the production and use of cannabis does not lead to an immediate reduction in drug crime, a delegation from the Dutch police concluded after a working visit to Canada.

Read more: https://nltimes.nl/2019/08/27/cannabis-legalization-immediate-impact-crime-stats-dutch-police

 

Industry says UK laws deterring cannabis investment

UK anti-money laundering laws are deterring investment in the cannabis industry in Europe, according to lawyers and industry executives.

Read more: https://www.ft.com/content/53416cd4-c597-11e9-a8e9-296ca66511c9

 

Malta: paving the way for cannabis research and development

Talking about the wider landscape of medicinal cannabis research and development in Malta, John Charles Ellul explains more.

Read more: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/malta-paving-the-way-for-cannabis-research-and-development/93063/

Cannabis trial: Dutch cities picked for cafe supply experiment

Cannabis cafes in the Netherlands are to be supplied legally with drugs from regulated producers as part of a trial aimed at tackling the black market.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49508526

 

Greenhouse site to become Jersey’s second cannabis farm?

MEDICINAL cannabis could be grown at a former tomato farm in St Lawrence – if a planning application is approved.

Read more: https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2019/08/30/greenhouse-site-to-become-jerseys-second-cannabis-farm/

 

North America

The DEA just made a huge change to how the government treats medical marijuana

A bland announcement in the Federal Register on Monday may mark the beginning of the end of federal drug cops’ 50-year Reefer Madness crusade.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/dea-concedes-that-marijuana-research-monopoly-must-end-opening-door-to-sweeping-change-2d60015acd1d/

 

Vaping Warning by CDC should worry Cannabis players

On August 23, Illinois’s Department of Public Health reported a case of death likely related to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping

Read more: https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/vaping-warning-cdc-should-worry-cannabis-players/

 

California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains

California’s cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the state says, announcing numbers that are short of projections that were set months ago.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753791322/california-says-its-cannabis-revenue-has-fallen-short-of-estimates-despite-gains?t=1566913939393

 

Canadian CBD firm lands controversial former US attorney general as counsel

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will serve as outside counsel for Toronto-based CBD company Alternate Health, officials announced Tuesday.

Read More: https://mjbizdaily.com/canadian-cbd-firm-signs-up-controversial-former-us-attorney-general-as-legal-counsel/

 

Tilray to Acquire Alberta Cannabis Retailer for $70 Million in Stock with Additional Earnouts

Tilray Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire FOUR20 Adult-Use Cannabis Retailer

FOUR20 owns and operates six stores in Alberta and has secured 16 additional high-traffic store locations

Agreement is for up to C$110M subject to the achievement of performance milestones by FOUR20

Read more: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/tilray-to-acquire-alberta-cannabis-retailer-for-70-million-in-stock-with-additional-earnouts/

 

B.C. selling less legal cannabis than any province other than P.E.I.

British Columbia sold less legal cannabis than any province other than Prince Edward Island in the first nine months of legalization and officials blame supply shortages and a slow rollout of retail stores.

Read more: https://www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/bc-selling-less-legal-cannabis-than-any-province-other-than-pei-1664078 

 

South America

The evolving tapestry of cannabis regulation in Colombia

Colombia is synonymous with cannabis farming, but are there more challenges creating cannabis regulation than it would appear?

Read more:  https://www.healtheuropa.eu/evolving-tapestry-of-cannabis-regulation-in-colombia/93067/

 

Oceania

Medicinal cannabis company Medigrowth Australia strengthens position with strategic investment

Victorian based Medicinal Cannabis company Medigrowth continues to achieve significant milestones as it navigates a clear path to delivering on its commitment to become a valuable cannabis industry supply chain partner, large scale extraction company and provider of pure, safe and trusted pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis for delivery to Australian patients.

 Read more: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/28/1907482/0/en/Medicinal-cannabis-company-Medigrowth-Australia-strengthens-position-with-strategic-investment.html

 

Caribbean

SRC to Commence Medical Cannabis-Related Evaluations in September

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is slated to commence medical cannabis-related evaluations in September.

Read More: https://jis.gov.jm/src-to-commence-medical-cannabis-related-evaluations-in-september/

 

Africa

A look at how far SA is in drafting cannabis law

The Constitutional Court gave the South African government 24 months to come up with laws that will be in line with the Constitution in terms of the use of cannabis.

Read more: http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/359212/listen-a-look-at-how-far-sa-is-in-drafting-cannabis-law