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Why Does Malawi Need Mike Tyson As A Cannabis Ambassador?

Malawi has asked boxing star and cannabis entrepreneur Mike Tyson to become the official cannabis ambassador of the African country. In a letter sent to Tyson, Agricultural Minister Lobin Lowe has requested the former world heavyweight champion to accept the role of Cannabis Branch ambassador of Malawi to attract foreign investment. Lowe said the United States Cannabis Association facilitated the deal with Tyson. Contacted by BBC, the head of its Malawi branch, Wezi Ngalamila confirmed Tyson h

Germany’s New Coalition Wants To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The new coalition that will replace Chancellor Angela Merkel by December 6 is seriously considering legalizing recreational cannabis in Germany. The coalition, formed by the Green Party, the Liberal Free Democrats (FDP), and the left-wing Social Democrats (SPD), is to finalize the political agenda before taking power through several negotiations. Among some 22 working groups that met over two weeks to negotiate a deal, the coalition’s working group on health and care has agreed to plan to lega

The Future Of The Cannabis Industry In Europe: Q&A With Curaleaf International CEO Antonio Costanzo

In March 2021, Curaleaf Holdings, one of the largest cannabis companies in the United States, acquired EMMAC Life Sciences Group (now Curaleaf International), one of the largest vertically integrated companies in the European medical cannabis landscape. Curaleaf International was created by combining EMMAC’s scientific approach with Curaleaf’s expertise from the consumer side. Antonio Costanzo, CEO of Curaleaf International, has been in the cannabis industry for five years. Before co-founding

Row with Gulf states could speed up Lebanon's economic free fall | DW | 11.11.2021

Lebanon is at the center of a political spat in the Gulf region. Diplomatic tensions escalated on October 27, when Saudi Arabia summoned envoys due to comments by Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi about the war in Yemen. Kordahi, who is known to be close to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia, gave a television interview in August, two months before he was appointed minister. In the interview, which wasn't made public until October 25, he called the Yemen war "absurd" and "futile,"

A Leak Reveals A Republican-Led Bill To Federally Legalize And Tax Marijuana

Democrats are no longer alone in the attempt to legalize marijuana at the federal level. A Republican-led bill has come out as an alternative to Democrats’ efforts to legalize and tax marijuana in the United States. Marijuana Moment revealed last week a draft bill, called States Reform Act, led by Republican Nancy Mace (Rep.-SC), which would federally reschedule marijuana and create a regulatory scheme. The draft legislation would federally reschedule marijuana from the list of controlled sub

A Hemp Company Uses Crypto Tokens To Crowdfund Lawsuit

An Indiana-based hemp company is funding a civil and criminal case by a crowdfunding initiative asking investors to buy crypto tokens. In 2019, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife destroyed around 450 acres of hemp cultivation. Crops belonged to Apothio LLC, an agricultural research institution focused on the commercialization of hemp. Kern County and the state argued that Apothio grew illegal cannabis for commercial distribution as THC levels exce

How the cannabis industry can solve its pollution and reduce its carbon footprint

Cannabis is not as green as we imagine. The growing cannabis industry can cause excess pollution like any other industry. As it is part of the agricultural industry, it follows the same dynamics and can generate pollution. Although the cannabis industry is in the early stage of its development and transition to becoming a large-scale industry, it is necessary to understand the challenge that it will soon face. In a commitment to fight climate change and find the way for a sustainable economy, t

How the cannabis industry can solve its pollution and reduce its carbon footprint

Cannabis is not as green as we imagine. The growing cannabis industry can cause excess pollution like any other industry. As it is part of the agricultural industry, it follows the same dynamics and can generate pollution. Although the cannabis industry is in the early stage of its development and transition to becoming a large-scale industry, it is necessary to understand the challenge that it will soon face. In a commitment to fight climate change and find the way for a sustainable economy, t

Concerns arise as Italian study finds pesticides and metals in hemp flowers

Researchers were worried by the results and asked regulators and legislators to act in order to establish a policy that would reduce the risks caused by pesticides and metals in CBD hemp flowers, given the increase in the use of hemp flowers in ingestible and, of particular concern, smoking products. The data or analysis report you have tried to access is restricted to our subscribers. We invite you to take a free trial below where you will get access to a limited set of our content. You can f

Italian cannabis referendum looks likely to go ahead despite teething troubles

Italian campaigners believe they have done enough to secure a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis cultivation for personal use and the decriminalisation of cannabis possession. The validity of the petition to secure the referendum is still awaiting confirmation, with judicial decisions expected by early next year after a long, drawn-out and often fraught process of signature-gathering. If validation is successful, Italy’s president will have to issue a decree setting up a date for the ful

The Rise Of Cannabis Vaping Among Teenagers

When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the first time the marketing of e-cigarette products on October 12, 2021, it also noted that the agency is aware teenagers are more likely to use flavored e-cigarette products. E-cigarettes and vaping products were initially designed to substitute tobacco cigarettes. But with the rise of the cannabis industry, these innovative devices that reshaped the tobacco industry have also reshaped how people consume marijuana. A new study publi

La crisi del Libano: viaggio nel Paese dove la politica settaria tiene in ostaggio la giustizia

Una tragedia nazionale costata oltre 200 morti, un giudice che indaga sulle responsabilità della politica e l’esplosione della violenza in piazza. Sul sesto numero del settimanale TPI - The Post Internazionale, in edicola dal 22 ottobre, l’inviato a Beirut Dario Sabaghi racconta gli scontri avvenuti nella capitale e spiega i retroscena della profonda crisi economica, politica e sociale che attanaglia il Libano I colpi d’arma da fuoco che hanno sancito l’inizio degli scontri a Beirut la scorsa s

Stop Using Indica And Sativa Labels For Cannabis, Study Says

In recent years, the cannabis industry has bred and churned out plenty of new strains labeling them with the most funny and creative names: CannaSutra, Northern Lights, Gandalf OG, Purple Monkey Balls. Cannabis producers always label strains to Indica and Sativa types to show their effects. Generally, while Indica strains have sedating and relaxing effects, Sativa strains give you euphoric and energizing effects. Furthermore, these cannabis types differ from the morphology of the plant. Howeve

Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital Invests $15 Million In Medical Cannabis Made In Portugal

Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital makes its first investment in Continental Europe’s medical cannabis space by investing $15 million into Portuguese medical cannabis company AceCann. The funding round of seed financing was led by venture firm Casa Verde with participation from Portuguese venture capital firm Lince Capital, as well as with public funding and debt capital. AceCann will use the investment to develop a production facility in Vendas Novas, Portugal, dedicated to the organic cultivati

Levi’s Aims To Use More Hemp For Its Fashion Collections

The latest Levi Strauss & Co. report provides an insight into the state-of-the-art hemp use in its clothing collections. The company recognizes hemp as one of the most efficient sources to make its clothing sustainable. The American clothing company known for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans highlights how hemp is a highly sustainable fabric as it requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than traditional cotton. Between 2019 and 2020, Levi’s partnered up with the Swedish recycling text

Inside Amazon’s Support To Legalize Marijuana At The Federal Level

Amazon is taking action to push cannabis legalization at the federal level. It realized that the lack of national regulation on cannabis creates several hurdles that undermine its growth. But beyond its official claims, cannabis legalization would pave Amazon the way to enter the cannabis industry. In June, Amazon announced to treat cannabis in the same way as alcohol by no longer including marijuana in its comprehensive drug screening program for any positions not regulated by the Department o
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