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Oh my God, we’re back again! Welcome to Monday! Yes, we’re hitting the week as we...

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Oh my God, we’re back again! Welcome to Monday! Yes, we’re hitting the week as we...

Oh my God, we’re back again!

Welcome to Monday! Yes, we’re hitting the week as we mean to go on with some sticky stories that have left us cheering, condemning, and chin scratching these past seven days. So, as always, please enjoy.

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And while you’re there, take a look at our latest podcast interview – with UK plant scientist, Dr Gary Yates, who tells us all about what quality cannabis should look, smell, and taste like.

Ukraine To Legalise Medical Cannabis

For a country experiencing so much trauma, Ukraine continues to defy the odds. The nation is set to legalise medical cannabis following an appeal by President Zelensky to his goverment. 

As slippery as politics can be, it must be said that any country where the leader has to petition appointed representatives to pass laws, understands and values the true meaning of democracy.

Sentenced For CBD

If you ever needed evidence that Hong Kong was taking its CBD ban seriously… one woman has been sentenced to two months in prison for attempting to bring CBD (along with ketamine and ten syringes) into the SAR, reports High Times. 

Hong Kong formally outlawed CBD in February this year, echoing mainland China’s ban back in 2021.



Fog On The Rhine

Germany’s another step closer to rec legalisation… apparently. The much anticipated ‘First Bill’ outlining the nation’s plans dropped last week. Those aged 18 will be permitted to have up to 25 grams of cannabis for personal use and cultivate up to three plants. 

But when?? 

Floral Fix For Barca Traders 

Gotta love a loophole when it comes to furthering the cannabis cause. Over in Barcelona, local traders are up in arms about an influx of CBD and canna-paraphernalia vendors bypassing zoning laws by registering as florists. 

Well… it’s all flower-related, right?

Fame & Fortune?

“Oh look! *Another* celeb jumping on the cannabis gravy train!” 

PUH-LEASE! 

Let’s be honest, anyone who’s been in the industry for a while knows firsthand that there are easier ways to make money. But according to new data from Headset, celebrity brands like Cann, Houseplant, and Mirayo by Santana – are outselling traditional marijuana brands.

In California, at least…

Sex, Drugs, & Apple Sauce

Creative cannabis brand, Happy Munkey got frisky with friends this past 7/10, with an eye-opening event at New York’s Museum of Sex. The ‘Sensual Soiree’ was, as anticipated, a massive success – with attendees more than happy to explore cannabis’ saucier side.

How d’ya like them (big) apples?

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