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Thailand to Restrict Cannabis Use, New Prime Minister Says, After Decriminalization Last Year

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Thailand’s new prime minister vowed to restrict the use of marijuana for medical purposes after thousands of weed shops opened across the country...

German Cabinet approves liberalization of cannabis possession

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Germany's cabinet voted through plans Wednesday to legalize possession of cannabis as well as community cultivation clubs to serve local...

Medical Cannabis Milestone: Costa Rica's First License

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A little over a year since Costa Rica legalized hemp and medical cannabis, the country's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Victor Carvajal...

Thailand's Political Landscape and the Uncertain Future of Cannabis Legislation

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In a surprising turn of events, Thai voters have shown their support for the reform-driven opposition party, whose victory could lead to the...

Thai PM Contender Turns Heads: Voting Boldly in Marijuana-Print Shirt

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Thailand's Health Minister and cannabis supporter, Anutin Charnvirakul, caught attention during Sunday's election as he wore a dark shirt adorned...

Could Zurich's Trial Scheme Lead to Wider Cannabis Reform Across Europe?

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Zurich plans to launch a trial program for consumption and sale of cannabis this summer, which has been approved by the Swiss government. To...

What the Brazil Court's Ruling on Cannabis Could Mean for Latin America

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After legislative efforts stalled in recent years, a Brazilian appeals court has agreed to rule on whether companies and farmers can plant...

From Taboo to Thriving Business: The Rise of Cannabis Cultivation in Zimbabwe

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Over 40 tonnes of industrial hemp were produced last year, with about five tonnes exported to Switzerland. In 2020, there were 21 players...

Spannabis: The World's Largest Cannabis Expo Takes the Pulse of the Industry

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As part of the famed conference Spannabis in Barcelona, Spain, the international cannabis industry is on display. The trade show welcomed both...

Thai Cannabis Debate Stalls as Lawmakers Clash Over Regulatory Details

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There is a division among lawmakers, with some arguing the bill wouldn't prohibit recreational cannabis use, and others demanding the plant be...

Jamaica Goes Green: The Launch Of Bob Marley's Cannabis Store

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Bob Marley, one of the best known users of cannabis in the United States, has opened a store selling medicinal products derived from what he often...

Colombia's Cannabis Industry Booms As Exports Increase Dramatically

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Colombia announced last month that its cannabis exports increased 96% between November 2022 and January 2023. In total, 13 companies from five...

The Cannabis Boom In Lesotho: Unfulfilled Promises And Lingering Problems

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It grows in sloping landscapes that in winter resemble the black of donkeys that traverse them in north-western Lesotho, in hard-to-access ravines...

Amsterdam's Bold Move: Cannabis Smoking Banned In Red Light District

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As of mid-May, Amsterdam's famous red-light district will become a smoke-free zone for cannabis enthusiasts. The city council has announced that...

Californian Cannabis Flooding The UK: Heathrow Seizures Increase Dramatically

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Cannabis legalisation in some US states is blamed for a surge in smuggling of the drug in Britain, with users clamoring to buy marijuana grown in...

How Hong Kong's CBD Ban Is Impacting Businesses And Consumers

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Cannabidiol (CBD), a derivative of cannabis, was banned in Hong Kong on Wednesday (Feb 1), forcing fledgling businesses to close. Unlike its more...

A Look Inside Thailand's First Cookies Dispensary

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With the opening of the first dispensary in Asia, Cookies has joined Thailand's blossoming cannabis industry. Among Thailand's forward-thinking...

Argentina's Cannabis Industry Gets A Boost With The Launch Of New Agency

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A new government agency was launched on Wednesday to boost the country's medical marijuana and hemp industries. Reuters reports that the agency...
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