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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Brave activists lead fight for reform in Malaysia after death sentence

Calls for Malaysia to become the first country in Asia to legalise medical cannabis are growing after outrage was sparked when a young man selling cannabis oil to the ill was given a death sentence. Thankfully the Malaysian government has since announced that the death penalty is shortly to be abolished, but 29-year-old Muhammad Lukman, […]

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Michigan legalises recreational cannabis amid mixed results in five state votes

Michigan voted on Tuesday to legalise cannabis for recreational use, according to exit polls, with the law change set to formally start in December 2018. Michiganders chose to authorise the legalisation of possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by those who are at least 21 years of age. Individuals will now be permitted to […]

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Warning signs: Canada’s plain (and plastic) packaging policy

Cannabis may have been legalised in Canada but regulation has gone above and beyond to make sure that it is not seen as part of an attractive lifestyle. Health Canada has enforced rules that make the packaging bland apart from loud health warnings. Unfortunately it did not take the same consideration in terms of the […]

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