We handpicked some news highlights from the cannabis industry around the globe. This article covers topics from 16/03 to 29/03/2023.
The first community driven cannabis grow project in South Africa is ready for its first harvest
The project, driven by the mayor of Bergville and the local inkosi in this notoriously restive area, is the first to convert from illegal to legal grow.
In Malawi there is a problem
In Malawi there is a problem with getting certain aspects off the ground around the community driven projects. Most of the problems seem to center around a company called The United States Cannabis Association-Malawi.
The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board has issued a press release
The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board has issued a press release expressing their “concern over the trend to legalise non-medical use of cannabis, which contravenes the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.” In a brilliantly written rebuttal Johnny Green, the Media and Content Director of the ICBC, answers their concerns.
New regulations for the prescription of medicinal cannabis in Germany are set
New regulations for the prescription of medicinal cannabis in Germany are set to make it easier to access the treatment under the public health insurance system. Under the new regulations, announced in a press release , medicinal cannabis will be treated more in line with other medicines, with no additional requirements for the approval of dried flowers and extracts beyond the mandatory prescription requirements.
News from Thailand
Putting the genie back in the bottle is never easy and even with certain uncertainties around legislation in the May Thai election, the usage of cannabis in the newly prohibition less country is expanding. In this beautifully written lifestyle piece, Marielle Descalsota takes a look at how decriminalisation has influenced business.