Akanda CEO Tej Virk Quits Over Canmart Cash Row
After almost two months of being on paid leave pending an internal investigation, Akanda’s CEO Tej Virk has handed in his resignation, accusing the company of breaching a service level agreement. Akanda disputes this and has not accepted his resignation pending the outcome of an inquiry relating to CanMart.
Cannabis and Adolescents: Increasing Potency May Trigger Psychosis and Depression
Cannabis has been touted as one of the safest psychoactive substances in the world, but that is not to say consumption is risk free. What are the effects of marijuana use on teenage brain development? Are there some people who should not use cannabis even if it’s legal? Dr Richard Friedman of Cornell University provides some cautionary advice.
AI and Drugs: ChatGPT on the Ethics of Cannabis, How to Make Crack Cocaine and Advice on Joining a Cartel
Vice Magazine’s International Drugs Editor Max Daly spents time with ChatGPT’s asking all the really difficult questions skirting legality and illegality, and finds in some instances, the chatbot is just as confused as humans are about drugs.
What’s the Buzz? Honey Bees Respond Positively to CBD As Importance of Antioxidents in All Life Systems Becomes Apparent
Bees are a crucial pollination agent and are in danger the whole world over. A study by Polish researchers has shown honey bees respond positively to CBD, but the implications go further than the health of our pollinators. It suggests that cannabis could be beneficial to antioxident systems in other species too.
Former White House Press Spokesperson Takes Charge of Akanda As Revenue Kicks In But Doubt Emerges About Its Future in Portugal
Akanda says it has achieved its ‘first significant revenue that is above our initial projections’ after successfully launching its initial supply to German customers. It ascribes this to the success of its Portuguese subsidiary Holigen, but at the same time hinted that it might dispose of the asset as it reconsiders its strategic options.
Malta Unveils Guidelines for Private Cannabis Clubs as it Prepares to Legalize Full Adult-Use
Malta has introduced the concept of Cannabis Harm Reduction Associations as a Private Cannabis Club model. The Maltese Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis announced its guidelines that will determine the nature of the island nation’s adult-use market.
‘Momentous Occasion’ for Cannabis Destigmatisation as UN Recognises Hemp is a Catalyst for Growth
Momentum is gathering pace within the United Nations to recognize the catalystic growth opportunities offered by hemp with all its multiple uses. The European Industrial Hemp Federation says that after 60 years of negativity and prohibition, the tide has turned for hemp at the highest levels of global governance. This will significantly help destigmatise cannabis in general.
Hong Kong Goes Backwards: Bans CBD as a “Dangerous Drug”, Forcing Scores of Businesses to Shut Down
Hong Kong’s new Beijing-orientated administration has classified CBD in the same category as heroin and cocaine and has introduced harsh penalties for dealing and possession.
Welcome to the New Frontier: Vancouver Drugs Store to Sell Cocaine, MDMA, Heroin and More as British Columbia Takes Legalization to the Next Level
British Columbia is at the forefront of reimagining drugs policy and is taking the brave step of taking libertarian rights beyond just cannabis use. The Canadian province is launching a three-year pilot project to explore the consequences of legalizing more hard-core drugs.
The Abramovich Files: How Russian Money Funded the American Cannabis Revolution
Much of the start-up capital for America’s legal cannabis industry came from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, newly revealed records show. Here’s a deep dive from 420 Intel as to how billions of dollars of Russian money provided the catalyst for US cannabis businesses to gain market share and the awkwardness that is subsequently arising.
Planning to Travel? These Are Your 8 Top International Canna-Tourism Destinations
Cannabis tourism is becoming increasingly popular as more and more countries and states legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes.
California Cannabis Industry a “Debt Bubble Waiting to Burst”
Stakeholders warn there’s a “mass extinction event” in the making as the home of US cannabis faces up to years of mounting debt.
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