Your Weekly Cannabis News

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

Europe

The fight for getting access to medical cannabis in the UK goes on

Despite changes to the law in 2018, efforts to secure access to medical cannabis in the UK continue. Here, Hannah Deacon, mother and advocate, shares her story.

Read more: Health Europa

The Cannabis Debate: Weed investment boom sparks calls for City pot exchange

Legalising cannabis put Canada’s stock markets at the head of a global “green rush”. Michael Bow considers whether London could follow suit

Read more: The Evening Standard

Tilray signs first deal to supply pot to Europe out of new Portugal facility

Tilray Inc. has signed its first agreement to supply a European Union country with cannabis from its recently opened facility in Portugal, the company announced early Wednesday morning.

Read more: Market Watch

North America

FBI scrutiny of corruption in US cannabis industry welcomed by some, scorned by others

The FBI’s announcement that it is probing public corruption in the legal marijuana industry has stirred up strong reactions among cannabis insiders.

Read More: MJbiz Daily

 

Aphria Signs New Cannabis Delivery Partnership In Canada

NYSE-traded cannabis company Aphria Inc. (NYSE: APHA) (TSX:APHA) and ParcelPal Technology Inc. (CSE: PKG) (OTC: PTNYF) will be announcing later today a strategic partnership for the delivery of the former’s medical cannabis products.

Read more: Forbes

 

South America

Solving Uruguay’s adult-use cannabis supply shortfall and anticipating first medical exports: Q&A with attorney Daniel Podestá

Uruguay’s persistent recreational cannabis supply shortage boils down to a cautious regulator that preferred to start slowly, said Daniel Podestá, a partner at the Montevideo law firm Estudio Podestá.

Read more: MJbiz Daily

Oceania

Australia may have just accidentally imported illegal cannabis — and the government doesn’t seem all that fazed

Australian consumers could be exposed to illegal and potentially even harmful batches of cannabis as the scandal surrounding Canadian medicinal marijuana company CannTrust heads down under.

Read more: Business Insider Australia

Medicinal cannabis company to build one of the world’s largest production facilities in regional Victoria

A regional Victorian town will soon house one of the world’s largest medicinal cannabis production facilities, amid a push to drive patients away from the thriving black market.

Read more: ABC News

Asia

Rafarma to Commence Production in Thailand; Predicted to Be The Region’s “Cannabis Capital”

RAFARMA PHARMACEUTICALS INC. “OTC:(RAFA) – Rafarma is positioning to expand its operations in the “next big thing” in cannabis production—Thailand.

Read more: Globe Newswire

Africa

What The Decriminalisation Of Cannabis Means For The Workplace

Following the Constitutional Court’s Prince judgment, cannabis use, possession and cultivation in South Africa has been decriminalised with adult persons now permitted to use, possess and cultivate cannabis in a private place for personal consumption.

Read More: I Africa