Articles By Julia Barajas

Mexico

Mexico’s Supreme Court Orders Lawmakers to Regulate Medical Cannabis

The new ruling adds mounting pressure on Mexican lawmakers, who, despite the legalization of medical cannabis in 2017, have not created a pathway for patient access.

California

If They’re Doling Out Cannabis “Appellations,” L.A.’s Growers Want In

Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.

Mexico

Mexico’s Historic Opportunity to Get Cannabis Right

Under a Supreme Court order to legalize and regulate the drug, the country is holding a big civic discussion about exactly how best to do that.

UK/Europe

UK’s National Health Service Report Addresses Barriers to Medical Cannabis

The report indicates that the National Institute for Health Research should prioritize research on cannabis-based products in five areas, including chronic pain in children and young people.

Global

The Complicated Backstory of Europe’s First Cannabis Import from Latin America

Possible winners? Workers in Uruguay and Colombia, and patients in Europe. Possible losers? Adult use consumers in Uruguay, who face a shortage.

Global

Australian Government Moves to Bolster Medical Cannabis Industry

The administration announced priority licensing for large-scale business projects to ramp up economic growth in the country.

Global

El Salvador Inches Toward Legal Medical Cannabis

But the conservative politician pushing the measure says that’s as far as it goes.

Global

St. Kitts and Nevis Takes a Big Step Toward Cannabis Reform

In the wake of a major report on all aspects of cannabis policy, the prime minister moves to relax the rules.

California

California: Almost-Organic Cannabis is Coming

Regulators and growers meet to hash out a state alternative to USDA certification.