Hello friends of CannaVigilance,
Solstice is over and so is the first half of the year, but no matter how crazy your week was, it wasn’t as crazy as that of Thailand’s lawmakers who had to run around patching up holes in their decriminalisation legislation to curtail the mayhem. We are sure that the people running the pilot programs in Switzerland and The Netherlands had a quieter week. In a move that will obviously make the cannabis activists in the UK happy in their fight with the Johnson-led prohibitionists, Cannabis Europa will be happening in London next week. We are so ready for that…
Cannavigia at Cannabis Europa
New technologies, methodologies and markets mean the European cannabis industry is constantly on the move. How can cannabis companies prepare now for the next phase of the industry? What can the cannabis business learn from established industries? Where can strategies and technologies be implemented – if they are not already – to elevate accountability, safety and access? At Cannabis Europa next week, Cannavigia’s CEO Luc Richner will try to answer these questions on the panel ‘The Future of the Supply Chain – and Industry on the Move’; alongside more experts from the industry. The panel will take place on Tuesday, June 28, from 3:35 pm to 4:15 pm on the main conference stage. Additionally, Luc will present Cannavigia’s services on Wednesday, June 29, at 12 pm on the expo stage and you will always find us at booth 37.
If you haven’t bought your ticket to Cannabis Europa yet, get a discount now with the code Cannavigia20. Register here.
Growers’ challenges and how to solve them
There are no elders to learn from, everything takes longer than planned, sourcing compliant starting material: there are several problems cannabis cultivators encounter. Ironically enough, they seem to have the same challenges all over the world. But for every problem, there’s a solution: we have compiled a list of nine problems that growers are likely to encounter in their work and suggestions on how to solve them.
Read the article here.
A vigilant eye on cannabis news:
- Ukrainian hemp farmers are obviously affected by the Russian invasion and are suffering from a shortage of fuel, challenging logistics, blocked ports and clogged overland routes, but they will still harvest. Just about the only good news coming from the Ukraine at the moment was the announcement of the Minster of Health on Facebook that the cabinet has approved a bill “on regulating the circulation of cannabis plants for medical, industrial purposes, scientific and scientific-technical activities to create the conditions for expanding the access of patients to the necessary treatment of cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from war.”
- The government in Luxembourg, once the front runner to legalise cannabis in Europe but pipped to the post by Malta, has picked up the ball again by allowing each household to grow four plants for personal consumption.
- The Supreme Court in Brazil has okayed the usage of homegrown cannabis for medical use, against the wishes of the government. In his findings the judge said that the reason behind the lifting of the prohibition is necessary because the right-wing government of Jair Bolsonaro’s “discourse against this possibility is moralistic. It often has a religious nature, based on dogmas, on false truths, stigmas.” According to the Associated Press the Brazilian Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
- And in a wild, wild week for Thai lawmakers, they had to jump around to make new laws to supplement the decriminalisation laws from two weeks ago in order to get control of the situation. This included passing laws that prohibit the smoking of cannabis in schools. But, in good news for Thai chickens, an experiment had shown feeding them leftover cannabis in their food and water, seriously reduces the usage of antibiotics and fewer cases of avian bronchitis. It also produces superior meat, which may not be that good news for the chickens.