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Coming cannabis bill is good signal for South African hemp

While South African officials have said hemp may be approved as an agricultural crop as soon as May this year, some stakeholders remain skeptical of the government’s plans, questioning proposed allowable THC levels and a strategy to rely on imported seeds critics say are ill-suited to the South African environment.

Coronavirus and cannabis: Vape supply is a concern due to China shutdown

‘Aside from vape hardware, we can find sources that supply most of our core products in Canada and internationally,’ Tilray CEO says

Amid a widespread market selloff due to investor concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, cannabis companies also have to contend with disruptions involving vaporizer hardware, the vast majority of which is produced in China.

Relaxed Rules on Medicinal Marijuana Could Create a Buzz for Thailand Tourism

When Thailand’s first official full-time clinic specializing in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine opened in January, hopes were high that the greater access to legal medical cannabis could open doors for the country’s tourism sector to reap the economic benefits of marijuana-inspired travel into Southeast Asia. 

As China’s Hemp Industry Suffers, U.S. Hemp Growers Prepare to Pounce

The U.S. hemp market continues to heat up for a variety of reasons, mainly because the general populace is finally starting to understand the difference between cannabis as marijuana and cannabis as hemp (and the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids derived from cannabis). In this post I’ll discuss why China’s pain can be U.S. hemp producers’ gain.

Medical cannabis import restrictions lifted for UK patients

Medical cannabis patients in the UK will now have faster access to their prescriptions thanks to new changes on import restrictions.

The UK government has now approved changes to import restrictions to ensure that people with prescriptions for cannabis-based products for medical use do not have their treatment delayed or interrupted.

European cannabis testing market expected to reach $807.9m by 2025

The European cannabis testing market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.8% from 2018-2025.

The growth of the cannabis testing market is primarily attributed to the European government funding cannabis education for doctors, and the increasing demand for research activities for cannabis quality.

Mexico Will Attempt to Legalize Marijuana in 2020

Mexico missed the Supreme Court’s deadline to submit the final marijuana legalization bill in October 2019. The Senate received 13 proposals last year. However, lawmakers couldn’t review and finalize a bill before the October 23 deadline. As a result, they asked the Supreme Court for an extension. Now, Mexico is ready with an amended proposal before the next deadline of April 30.

Innovation and investment opportunities in Denmark’s medical cannabis sector

Christian Carlsen, Business Director of NNE, showcases the diverse Danish ecosystem and explains how NNE is striving to accomplish its mission of adding value to the medical cannabis industry.

Denmark proudly supports its healthcare services, showcasing a long history of life science, further coupled with valuable experience in agriculture and horticulture. Now, with a rapidly evolving medical cannabis industry, Denmark has the opportunity to cohesively align its progressing ecosystem to work together with diverse companies emerging in the medical cannabis marketplace.

Aphria stock boosted by news of certification that will allow the Canadian company to ship medical cannabis to the EU

Canadian cannabis company is expecting to make first shipments to the EU by the end of May

Aphria Inc.’s U.S.-listed shares rose about 3% Tuesday, after news that the company has achieved GMP status in the European Union, clearing the path for it to start selling medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany and other countries.