Hello friends of CannaVigilance,
We’ve hit the halfway mark of the year and from here on it’s all downhill to Christmas, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The year may have started slow, but we are seeing the last remnants of the plague being washed away and an industry that is streaking ahead at a very fast pace. This makes us very happy. There are also a few other things that make us happy. Read on to find out.
Reporting from Mexico
In this country report, we turn our attention to Mexico, where the socio-economic and political landscape has been heavily impacted by drugs, creating challenges affected by corruption. Despite marijuana’s deep-rooted presence in Mexican society, its acceptance is questioned due to conservative Catholicism and criminal associations. In response, the Mexican government has shifted its “war on drugs” policy, decriminalising small amounts of narcotics in 2009 and legalising personal cannabis cultivation in 2015. Limited medical cannabis use was also permitted. In 2018, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared adult use cannabis prohibition unconstitutional, leading to the approval of a bill to legalise recreational marijuana in 2021. However, implementation and ongoing challenges remain.
More for the full country report here and get your licensing checklist.
How crucial is temperature control in cannabis cultivation?
Temperature plays a critical role in maintaining the right balance of humidity through Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD). Heat creates negative pressure, drawing water through the plant to deliver essential nutrients. Maintaining the right heat and humidity balance is crucial for optimal growth. Marc Montandon from Carbonactive emphasises the importance of a stable environment in cannabis growth, as changes in heat can affect humidity levels and hinder the plant’s ability to absorb CO2, leading to improper growth. Outdoor cultivation benefits from natural elements like sun and wind, while indoor growing relies on heat to stimulate airflow and remove excess moisture. Mastering heat management is key to ensuring healthy and nutrient-rich cannabis plants.
Find out how to optimise temperature for your crops here.
Something small to celebrate
We have reached 4,200 followers on LinkedIn! (Well we currently are at 4,280 actually) and we’re embracing the spirit of the cannabis community by adding a touch of fun to reaching this milestone. We’re committed to providing top-notch software solutions and supporting the growth of the cannabis industry every step of the way. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the shared passion for progress, innovation, and collaboration that brought us all here.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates, insights, and opportunities on our LinkedIn.
A vigilant eye on cannabis news
- Luxembourg has become the second European Union member country to legalise the possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use after Malta. More on this here.
- Various EU MEP’s have started putting their foot down with the EU’s anti-prohibition stand. Learn more here.
- Newsweek has published an in-depth look at why it’s better to have an EU-based cannabis company rather than a North America-based one. Find out more.
- The South African government brought together more than a hundred stake holders to discuss cannabis and hemp. Learn more.
- Albania is poised to legalise cannabis for medical and industrial use. Read more here.
- The Italian government tabled proposals aiming to regulate the nation’s booming “cannabis light” industry. Read more.
- Malta may have been the first EU country to legalise recreational use, but subsequently not much has happened. This includes not awarding any social club licenses. Learn more here.
- French president, Emmanuel Macron made time in his busy schedule fighting protestors to announce spot fines for people caught smoking cannabis. Find out more here.