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.
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.
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.
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.
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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