the lobsterpot< newswrap Apr 17th 23'

We’re a bit out-of-sorts on this grey Monday *sighs* 🙁...

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Jamie Bonthron
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We’re a bit out-of-sorts on this grey Monday *sighs* 🙁...

We’re a bit out-of-sorts on this grey Monday *sighs* 🙁

Don’t worry – ain’t nothing wrong… we just wanna’ be out in the world doing all things cannabis in person (been suffering some major Benzinga FOMO).

Yup, we’ve got post-shows blues alright  (if such a thing exists). To be fair it’s only been a month, but we’re getting stir crazy already. Thankfully Cannabis Europa is just round the corner!

Taking place in London’s Barbican on 2-3 May, if you’re planning on heading there and wouldn’t mind saving a few bob, here’s some discount codes. 

15% off VIP Tickets - THERMIDOR15

10% off Standard Tickets - THERMIDOR10

You can be assured of good people and a great event. Plus, we’ll be there, so what more reason do you need(!)?

Another Brick In The Wall

Big news out of South Africa as Cape Town’s first hemp skyscraper nears completion. Yup, you heard right: an entire 12 storey building made out of hempcrete – which is fast becoming a viable alternative to conventional materials given its thermal insulation properties, reduced carbon impact, and speed of construction.

And what will it house, pray tell? A hemp hotel and store of course!

'Class A' Bell-end

Wherever you lie on the political spectrum, if you’re pro cannabis, this recent howler is some grade A bullshit. 

No, Mr Trump, genetically-engineered cannabis does not cause mass shootings. Shut your teeth, you absolute c*ckmaster. 

Just calling it how we see it…

Das Backpedal

It’s a little bit ‘two steps forward, one step back’ with arguably the biggest news of last week. The German government have officially released their plan, which focuses on homegrow as well as a club model where you can buy members-only weed. 

Oh, and us thermidorks< recently tapped up a local to get the inside scoop (check it out!)

No, You First

Following the big news from Germany, the Czech Republic followed suit, with their own outlook and model. It’s going to get a lot less attention than the efforts of their neighbours, but this is something you should keep an eye on.

HHC Off The Table

From swathes of legalisation, right back to outright bans. Finland has officially banned the sale of HHC products – with Sweden hot on their neighbour’s heels and set to follow suit. And what do other countries think? Jury’s out. 

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Labour’s former Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, accepted a position on the board of Dalgety – a UK cannabis company. That’s good right? Sure… if she hadn’t made cannabis a class B drug back in 2009. Admittedly, she has come to her senses years later, but she is accountable for a very damaging decision to the broader cause.

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