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‘None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds’: 40 Years Since Marijuana Icon Bob Marley Passed Away

Bob Marley would have turned 75 in February this year.  He was 36 years old when he passed away 40 years ago from cancer on 11 May 1981.  Marley’s use of cannabis was religious rather than recreational. Like other Rastafarians, he regarded ganga as a holy sacrament to be used every day. However, today he […]

Khan’s London Mayoral Win: Big Punch for UK Cannabis Reform

Sadiq Kahn’s re-election as London Mayor may be a tipping point in the legalization of cannabis in the UK. Kahn narrowly defeated his Conservative Party rival Sean Bailey in the 5 May 2021 series of UK elections.      Pro-cannabis beat anti-crime in voter appeal His pro-cannabis reform campaign appears to have outweighed his opponent’s […]

Uganda: New Cannabis Regulations Finally Head to Cabinet; Will End Exclusive Israeli Export Arrangement

Uganda’s Department of Health has confirmed  it will soon present comprehensive new guidelines to Cabinet for individuals seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes.  Uganda decided over a year ago on 27 January 2020 to task the Health Ministry with drawing up appropriate guidelines for legalization, even though there was strong opposition, particularly […]

Bitcanna Cryptocurrency Leader Throws Its Weight Behind the Cosmos Platform

A crypto company that aims to support cannabis businesses and enable shoppers to find quality products has announced it is switching to the Cosmos blockchain.  A global blockchain technology company that helps cannabis companies to go cashless has announced that it is upgrading to Cosmos. BitCanna was built to support marijuana businesses that struggle to […]

UK Cannabis Reform

Khan’s London Mayoral Win: Big Punch for UK Cannabis Reform

Sadiq Kahn’s re-election as London Mayor may be a tipping point in the legalization of cannabis in the UK. Kahn narrowly defeated his Conservative Party rival Sean Bailey in the 5 May 2021 series of UK elections.      Pro-cannabis beat anti-crime in voter appeal His pro-cannabis reform campaign appears to have outweighed his opponent’s […]

Blockchain and Cannabis

Bitcanna Cryptocurrency Leader Throws Its Weight Behind the Cosmos Platform

A crypto company that aims to support cannabis businesses and enable shoppers to find quality products has announced it is switching to the Cosmos blockchain.  A global blockchain technology company that helps cannabis companies to go cashless has announced that it is upgrading to Cosmos. BitCanna was built to support marijuana businesses that struggle to […]

Blockchain & the Cannabidiol Supply Chains Will Help Define International Legal Standards

By 420 Intel (www.420intel.com) Policymakers in Europe and the U.S. are pushing to use blockchain technology to ensure a safer, regulated cannabis market.  Interest in cannabidiol-based products has been on the rise, as recent statistics show that the global cannabis market is expected to have reached $42.7 billion in the next four years. Yet as hemp-derived cannabidiol, […]

Seychelles Cannabis Tourism

Seychelles: Cautiously opening up the Cannabis Tourism Debate

By Alain St Ange, for ETN Online (see original story here)   With some in Seychelles being known for indulging in recreational cannabis use, its continued prohibition is government’s way of saying: do as I say, not do as I do.  With New Zealand’s referendum on the legalization of marijuana fast looming (editor’s note: it hit the […]

Sadiq Khan Cannabis Stance, UK Cannabis Legalization

London Mayor Provokes Showdown Over UK Cannabis Legalization

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, of the Labour Party, has taken the proverbial bull by the horns and made cannabis legalization the centre of his re-election campaign. In doing so he’s earned a quick slap-down by the Conservative Party Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who says legalization is way off the national radar.  Khan has also exposed […]

cannabis beverages q1 sales; cannabiz africa

Beverages Show Strongest Growth as US Q1 Cannabis Sales Up

By Andrew Long of MJBiz Daily and Cannabiz Africa Based on this story published in MJBiz on 6 April 2021   Cannabis-infused beverage sales in the United States are up a whopping 68% in the first three months of 2021 compared to last year. And they’re picking up momentum with 14% growth on the last […]