This Week In Weed – 30 December 2018

Canopy Growth launches UK subsidiary Canopy Growth, the world’s largest cannabis company, is launching a new UK subsidiary in a challenge to the hitherto monopoly of GW Pharma. Spectrum Biomedical will begin importing and distributing cannabis-based medicines to pharmacies at the request of physicians in the first half of 2019. Spectrum says it will offer […]

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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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