the lobsterpot< – newswrap Jan 9th 23'​

So here we bloody well are. The New Year has well and truly dawned, and after...

By
Jamie Bonthron
Share this post
So here we bloody well are. The New Year has well and truly dawned, and after...

So here we bloody well are. The New Year has well and truly dawned, and after a week back in the swing of things it’s old news. But, the lobsterpot< isn’t.

We’ve been publishing this lil’ roundup for the past year on our site, thermidor<, and figured it was about time all you good folk here got a taste.

Each and every week, you’ll get six of the most important, interesting, and intriguing news from around the past week in the world of cannabis. This first off is extra special as it holds all the goodies that you might have missed around Xmas too. 

Ready?

Like A Virgin

The U.S. Virgin Islands have now passed a cannabis legalization bill successfully. And, even better, they simultaneously approved a proposal to expunge cannabis possessions charges throughout the territory. Now THAT'S how it’s done.

Operation: Bud Ton

If you didn’t know, Italy’s military grows a large chunk of the country's medical cannabis. They do that to help keep the cost of the drug down for patients – which seems very reasonable. Well, they now have their sights set high, aiming to grow 700kg this year, which is nearly half the volume of the entire Italian medical market.

It’s A Start

As any marketer will know, advertising cannabis products (no matter how legal they are) can be a pretty big challenge. Thankfully, times are changing – albeit slowly. Following input from the FDA, Google confirmed that as of January 20th, topical, hemp-derived CBD products with THC content of 0.3% or less will be good to advertise on their platform.

Because I Got High Office

While it might just be a publicity play, Afroman’s announcement to run for President of the United States in 2024 came with a pretty great speech: “That time is now. Americans are suffering, and the status quo is no longer acceptable. Inflation is out of control. The economy is in shambles. The housing market is staggering. Politicians are corrupt. Bad apples are allowed to remain in law enforcement, amongst our noble and brave officers.” Right on.

Turns Out People Like Weed

In the UK, the weed startup taking us by storm, Dispenseroo, is finding more time in the spotlight with a recent feature in the Independent. The suggestion is monthly revenue has surpassed £1 million. Who would have thought there’d be demand for that eh?(!)

Serious Precedent

In January 2022, France temporarily suspended the ban on sales of CBD products, which it has now followed up on by completely lifting said ban. In fact, they used some very particular language which might serve other countries rather well. The institution “notes that CBD (cannabidiol), which has no psychotropic effect and does not cause addiction, cannot be considered a narcotic product”.

Blog Author
Jamie Bonthron
Share this post

weed more<

Rebecca Crewe, director of sales at Calgary-based marketing and growth agency...
the lobsterpot: S 2. Ep 5. The View From Across The Counter
Rebecca Crewe, director of sales at Calgary-based marketing and growth agency...
Dave Barton
1 minute
Hot damn it was difficult to pick out just six things to bring you on this fine...
the lobsterpot< – newswrap Jan 30th 23'​
Hot damn it was difficult to pick out just six things to bring you on this fine...
Jamie Bonthron
3 minutes
Cannabis and coffee share something very important – they’re both mind altering...
the lobsterpot: S 2. Ep 4. Cannabis and Coffee Parallels
Cannabis and coffee share something very important – they’re both mind altering...
Dave Barton
1 minute