Hello friends of CannaVigilance,
We seem to be on a roll: US president Joe Biden’s surprise announcement set the tone, then Morocco finally started awarding growing licenses and the Czechs made some moves and then it was over to the UK who contributed the only downer of the week.
But before we get there, let’s kick off with a story that has been causing an interesting discussion on our LinkedIn wall…
Clonal degradation: a fact or a myth?
For some cultivators, clonal degradation is their worst nightmare. Recent reports show in fact that plants may be subject to degradation or decay. Read the answers to how it occurs, what factors lead to it and if there is a way to prevent it in our latest article. And if you want to follow the discussion about the topic and get involved yourself, have look at our LinkedIn post.
Trade shows in November & December
For the final sprint of the year, we just confirmed some trade shows. We literally go around the globe. Let’s have a closer look where you will find us:
- 10-11 Nov: Cumbre Nacional de Cannabis y Cáñamo 2022 in Cali, Colombia
- 18-20 Nov: The Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg, South Africa
- 30 Nov – 3 Dec: Asia International Hemp Expo in Bangkok, Thailand
Do you want to know more on our involvement in these trade shows?
Have a look at this article.
Our new mobile app is out
As of this week, our new mobile app 3.0 is available. It not only has a new design and a better user interface, but also offers some new features. For example, you have a new area overview with more details including IoT data, you can add pictures and observations to objects or access the entire inventory.
Do you want to use the app for your cultivation? Contact us to find out more!
A vigilant eye on cannabis news
- US president, Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of cannabis possession under federal law and said his administration would review whether cannabis should still be in the same legal category as drugs like heroin and LSD. The president’s actions represent a fundamental change in America’s response to a drug that has been at the center of a clash between culture and policing for more than a half-century.
- Czechia may soon join the growing list of European countries permitting legal adult-use cannabis. Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is drafting the requisite legislation, which could be in place by 2024. Much of the impetus for Czech adult-use cannabis legalization is coming from the Pirate Party, a member of the Czech Republic’s governing coalition.
- The second draft of a law on cultivating and processing cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes has been put forward by the Albanian government, bringing the plant another step closer to at least partial legalisation. Albania has a long reputation for being one of the biggest producers and exporters of cannabis, as well as having extensive gang networks in Europe
- The Moroccan state agency issued the first 10 permits for the use of cannabis in industry, medicine and for export. The agency said farmers who organised into cooperatives in the northern mountain areas of Al Houceima, Taounat and Chefchaouen would be gradually allowed to grow cannabis to meet the needs of the legal market. But not everybody is happy with the arrangement and that includes some of the farmers who will supposedly benefit from the legislation.
- In the UK a group of Conservative police commissioners is calling for cannabis to be reclassified from a Class B to a Class A drug. This would put it in the same category as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy. At the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, a group of them argued new health data on cannabis makes the case for re-evaluating penalties.