We handpicked some news highlights from the cannabis industry around the globe. This article covers topics from 12/22/2022 to 01/04/2023.
Brazil has given the okay for research around the medical properties of cannabis
Brazil has approved medical research around cannabis. This major step, which has been blocked by right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro’s government, slipped through in the time between him losing the election and the new president, Lula, taking over.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced the launch of a 13-session medical cannabis course
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced the launch of a 13-session medical cannabis course with the goal of educating medical personnel about new cannabinoid treatments. The course was developed with the goal of spreading information and removing stigmas related to cannabis.
France’s Council of State, the body that advises the government on legislation, has lifted the ban on the sale of CBD
France’s Council of State, the body that advises the government on legislation has lifted the ban on the sale of CBD that would have become law in December 2021…on 31 December 2022. The decision was made because the ban was considered to be “disproportionate”.
Twitter has ended the suggestion that you get advice for rehab when using, amongst others, the term marijuana
Mr. Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been a blessing for the media during what is traditionally a slow time for news. Some changes were changed and some decisions reversed and depending on your politics this has been a good time for crazy times. The one good thing that has come from this though has been Twitter’s reversal of a suggestion that you seek drug treatment when you searched for, amongst others, marijuana. Let’s see if this is one decision that doesn’t get reversed.
Rapper Afroman has announced his candidacy for the 2024 US presidential elections
Rapper Afroman, he of the one-hit wonder “Because I Got High”, has announced his candidacy for the 2024 US presidential elections. Two of his campaign promises are the decriminalsation of cannabis in all US states (duh!) and the immediate halt to all foreign aid by the US government.