‘Kingdom in the sky’ Lesotho attracts global cannabis investors

Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is emerging as a hotspot for investment in cannabis crops since it became the first African nation to legalise the growth of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in 2017. Known as “the kingdom in the sky”, the high altitude combines with fertile soils for high-quality crops. […]

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New Zealand makes cannabis legal for terminally ill with further decriminalisation to follow in a year

New Zealand’s Government has passed a law – by 63 votes to 53 – that will “make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time”. The legislation will allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution. However, patients suffering with chronic pain will have to […]

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Luxembourg to become first EU country to legalise recreational cannabis

In a milestone development for Europe, Luxembourg looks likely to become the first country in the EU to legalise cannabis, including recreationally. While cannabis is decriminalised or tolerated in the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic – and most EU countries currently allow some form of medical cannabis – Luxembourg is the first to pursue […]

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South Korea legalises CBD medicine in breakthrough for east Asia

South Korea – said to have the most oppressive anti-cannabis laws in the world – has become the first east Asian country to legalise medical cannabis after the country’s national assembly surprisingly approved amending the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs. The surprising move is designed to expand the treatment options for patients with […]

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Thailand moves to legalise medical cannabis amid concerns Western monopolies will dominate

Thailand’s parliament has almost unanimously passed a bill to legalise medical cannabis, with only one member of the National Legislative Assembly abstaining and none opposing. The bill would amend the country’s Narcotics Act and also legalise the medical use of kratom, a plant indigenous to Thailand – but not officially recognised – as a treatment […]

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