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Covid Stirs Cannabis Reform in India

Cannabis reform is gaining momentum in India as federal states look to rebuild their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  At least five of India’s 28 states are in the process of legalizing the cultivation of medical cannabis. Uttakharand led the way in 2018, followed by Uttar Pradesh and now Himachal Pradesh, with […]

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Global Lockdowns Fuel Cannabis Home-Growing Boom

A Dutch survey has shown that the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in cannabis users growing their own crops at home.  Worldwideweed’s 2nd international survey which polled 5 000 users as of February 2021, showed that  16% of cannabis users started growing their own weed during the pandemic-induced lockdowns; 11% said it was […]

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2021: Psychedelics to hit Africa

Following rapidly in the wake of the international cannabis legalization wave is the mainstreaming of medical psychedelics. At least two southern African companies are moving into this space which may in the long-term, have far more profound implications in health, psychology and economics than the potential of medical marijuana. A growing body of evidence suggests […]

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Depression – the 21st Century Condition Driving Psychedelic Research

By Brett Hilton-Barber and Psychedelic Spotlight.   Let’s face it. There’s a lot to be depressed about. Slightly less so now that Donald Trump has been removed from Twitter and the White House, but the overall post-pandemic landscape is bleak.  Covid-19 has seriously shaken the foundation of human psychology across the world, cutting through culture […]

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Playboy’s CBD range focuses on ‘biology behind orgasm’

Iconic mens’ magazine Playboy has launched a CBD range focusing on sexual pleasure and intimacy. The famed Playboy Enterprises Inc, says it seeks to narrow the pleasure gap between men and women with its new range, simply dubbed CBD by Playboy. The Los Angeles enterprise, founded by the late Hugh Hefner, has expanded its existing line […]

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Brexit opens up opportunities for African cannabis exporters

Article by New Frontier correspondent Oliver Bennet Brexit may provide African cannabis exporters a new market when the UK leaves the EU on 31 December 2020. The UK is rapidly overhauling its anti-drug laws amidst calls from lobby groups that cannabis could kick-start the UK’s Covid-battered economy.  There could be a substantial local CBD market […]

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Thailand’s post-Covid bounce-back: Medical cannabis tourism!

Thailand, the first Asian country to legalize medicinal cannabis, is launching a medical cannabis tourism campaign in 2021.   The country has been quick to reformulate its tourist offering in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  It intends to build a new tourism industry with one sector being health and indigenous medicines.  Next year it will […]