China: The Hemp Industry Here Sees New Possibilities, but a Lack of National Regulations Could Limit Them
Hemp-derived CBD products are hitting the market and local provinces are drawing up rules, but many say a national framework is needed.
Australia’s second most populous state has received more than 1,400 comments about cannabis since it opened a public inquiry in early 2020.
Bureaucratic disconnect and political shifts may have scuppered Israel’s once imminent prospect of adult use legalization.
The Chamber of Deputies has passed a legalization bill, which will now return to the Senate, bringing Mexico closer to becoming the world's largest legal cannabis market.
Lawmakers are set to vote on an amended cannabis legalization bill this week. Their deadline, which has already been extended three times, is April 30.
In a 6-5 vote, the Senate killed a bill that would have legalized cannabis for adult use. The Attorney General said that the government “will not be deterred” from pursuing reforms.
Jamaica’s industry has drawn significant interest from international investors, due to the island's historical association with cannabis and low-cost production.
A bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is advancing in Bermuda, but the UK is likely to withhold support.
A University of Toronto study found that Canada’s industry is overwhelmingly male and white. One co-author says that there are lessons to learn from the US when it comes to equity.
The USVI medical cannabis roll-out is taking years, which could slow down the governor’s adult use cannabis plans.
A legislative committee has been formed to craft a proposal to legalize medical cannabis and to expunge records.
Barbados will also implement a system to track and trace cannabis from seed to sale, the Caribbean island nation’s cannabis regulator said last week.
Medical cannabis has been legal since 2017, albeit in vague and limited terms. A regulatory framework took more than three years to follow.
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Lawmakers now have until April 2021 to pass a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use.
The committee must deliver its report on the bill by December 31.