We handpicked some news highlights from the cannabis industry around the globe. This article covers topics from 10/05 to 24/05/2023.
Update Czech Republic
Officials have backtracked on a move to ban the sale of CBD in the Czech Republic. This follows the announcement earlier this month that drew heavy criticism from the European cannabis community.
Something new on Morocco
This month the Moroccan government allowed farmers to begin cultivation of cannabis for the legal market. Two years ago the government allowed farming for medical, industrial, and export purposes.
…and a little more
Years of hybridisation and uncontrolled crossbreeding of cannabis have prompted Moroccan scientists to question the survival of the local variety. Moroccan industrialists engaged in the manufacture of cannabis-based products have started a campaign to save the original strand which they see as Morocco’s asset in a very competitive world market.
Bavaria moving away from legalisation
Germany is moving toward partial legalisation of cannabis, but Bavaria is voicing strong opposition. This resistance is driven by the Bavarian Minister of Health who warns of “effects on communities, youth and road safety”.
Making moves in Switzerland
Switzerland has given the green light to more cities to launch trials on the sale of legal cannabis. Bern is the latest city to join the pilot project.
Exciting Thailand update
And on a lighter note…One of the potential Prime Ministers of Thailand cast his vote in the recent election wearing a cannabis themed shirt. The candidate who campaigned on a promise to promote medical marijuana, successfully pushed for the substance to be decriminalised last year.