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Like everyone reading this, cannabis is our obsession. But how many times can one...

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Like everyone reading this, cannabis is our obsession. But how many times can one...

Like everyone reading this, cannabis is our obsession. But how many times can one country legalise it??

Seriously though, we’re freaking delighted that Germany’s rec market plans keep jumping the legislative hurdles. And with 1 April just around the corner, it’ll be awesome to see how things shake out over the next few months.

Will you be at The Cannabis Summit in The Hague next month? If so, holla at ya thermidor<k, Dave Barton . He’ll be there with claws on.

Rawrrr.

Bundesrat In Me Kitchen...

The final obstacle in getting Germany’s rec use stage 1 bill (aka CanG) approved has been cleared, now that the Bundesrat (Federal Council) has given it it all clear – no mediation council needed.

Just one week to go then…

Time to ship?

Morocc Me Amadeus

Stats are in for Morocco's first legal cannabis crop: 293 tonnes in 2023 – some two years after it was made legal for medical and industrial use. Given the nation’s long-standing reputation for cannabis quality, this could be a game changer long-term.

Get away from the vortex....

Legal Loophole

In this business, we need all the loopholes and workarounds we can get. And over in the US, THCA flower is federally legal. And nope, it’s not delta-8, HHC, or anything like that. It’s good old-fashioned flower that’s non-psychoactive…. Until it’s ignited, that is. Needless to say, many are calling for this legal loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill to be reviewed.

Good things, small packages etc...

'Tini Steps

The tiny African nation of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) is making all the right noises around legalising medical cannabis. If successful, the one million-strong landlocked nation will join its larger neighbours, South Africa and Zimbabwe, in making righteous moves towards cannabis regulation.

Push it to the limiiiittttt!

Well Sus'?

America’s tax body, the IRS, has issued a statement addressing rules around cannabis and large cash payments. According to the memo, which aims to clarify regulations, states that cash sums over $10,000 should not be considered ‘suspicious’ given the fact dispensaries in legal states are cash only. It might sound obvious, but any govt recognition is progress, right?

Giving dealers the finger. #fightingtalk

Middle Fingered

We’ve heard all about unscrupulous parties making off with naive consumer cash in the cannabis space, but to stick it to dealers?? That’s fighting talk.

Yup, darkweb marketplace, the aptly-named Incognito, is extorting its former suppliers by threatening to publish their details, unless they pay a tidy sum – up to $20,000 in some cases. Read the full story on Leafie.

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