Category Archives: International

Thailand Speeds Up Passage Of Laws Permitting Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Thailand is ready to accelerate its fledgling medical marijuana program.  Anutin Charnvirakul, the country’s health minister, said Wednesday that the government will now permit household cultivation of six cannabis plants in an effort to bolster supplies for medicinal products, and provide another potential cash crop for people there. “We are in the process of changing […]

Pro-Cannabis Movement LGN Says Legalization in Indonesia is “Very Possible”

Nestled between the Indian and Pacific oceans is the largest island country on the planet – Indonesia. Home to more than 240 million people, the sun-drenched archipelago is rich in culture, brimming with nature and suffused with a culinary scene that rivals most. If there is one thing that the Southeast Asian country is missing, […]

Founder of Cirque du Soleil Under Investigation For Growing Cannabis

The founder of Cirque du Soleil says it was all for personal use, but it is unclear if the government of French Polynesia cares. 60-year-old Guy Laliberté is being investigated in conjunction with a drug trafficking case after police saw photos on a man’s cell phone of the billionaire’s alleged marijuana cultivation operation. The plants […]

Capital Of Australia Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use And Cultivation

The Australian capital of Canberra made history on Wednesday, becoming the first city in the country to legalize marijuana. The landmark measures were passed in the Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Legislative Assembly, clearing the way for individuals there aged 18 and over to possess and grow cannabis. Marijuana remains illegal under national law in Australia—producing […]

Travel Continues to Frustrate and Pain Medical Cannabis Patients

Medical cannabis access continues to grow across the United States. However access remains a problem for patients traveling outside their home state.  Today, 33 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical cannabis marketplaces and/or have similar regulations in place. July 2019 numbers from the Marijuana Policy Project estimate that just under 3.1 million patients are […]

South Africa is Now on the Verge of Cannabis Legalization

South Africa’s history of State-sponsored segregation has taught cannabis activists there to avoid the pitfalls of botanical segregation and embrace the eons-old history of use by indigenous people. While countries around the globe struggle to re-regulate, commodify and capitalize on the plant’s resurgent legitimacy, South Africa could be poised to become a beacon of reefer […]

Barbados Parliament to Consider Medicinal Cannabis Bill

Barbados this week will become the latest country to actively pursue a medical marijuana program. Dale Marshall, the country’s attorney general, said that a bill will be introduced to the Barbadian parliament on Tuesday. The legislation is expected to be debated later this month. “We have committed to medicinal cannabis because, as a fella said: […]

Zimbabwe Will Repeal Laws Banning Cannabis Cultivation

Seeking to bolster revenue and exports, Zimbabwe will repeal its laws that prohibit the production of cannabis. The announcement came Tuesday from the country’s Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, who said that the reform will allow farmers to grow industrial hemp to export. Ultimately, the goal is for hemp to replace tobacco as the southern Africa […]

St. Kitts and Nevis to Introduce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana, tying the move to the dual-island nation’s history of slavery. In his Emancipation Day message, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said last week that his administration had introduced legislation to amend the Drugs (Prevention & Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of […]