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Gahd. It’s tough being international cannabis commentators… but – in the (appropriated and slightly altered) words of Vin Diesel’s XXX – “WE LIVE FOR THIS!!”

Yup, both Dave and Jamie will be at Lift in Toronto at the start of June. Our plan? Figure out where Canada’s at five years post-legalisation (and obvs to make new friends/business contacts). We’re speaking ON THE FRICKIN STAGE too (eek!). 

Heading thurr also? Hit us up (it’ll be fun – promise).

In the meantime… oh would you look at that! We made another video(!). 

Cannabis Europa was brilliant, and we got to pull together a piece on an important topic that needs more love. Check out our take on the need for more diversity and inclusion as Europe (slowly) pulls back its cannabis curtain.

Cannabis Europa 2023: Special Report

Highs & Lows 

Who is the puff champion of Europe? Not who you’d expect. And if you’re au fait with movements on the legalization front, you’ll be equally bamboozled by who’s in last place. This cheeky little piece covers cannabis consumption by population percentages of each European country. Smokin. 

Leaks & Drafts

In what’s presumably *another* move to tee up the German public on THC sales, the legislative pipeline has sprung a second leak. So what now?? Well, massive strides ain’t being made – and much of what’s being actually kinda makes sense. But you decide, friend.

Mary (Jane) Land

The US state of Maryland has officially legalized cannabis. Chalk up another W cannabis fam! And with legal sales set to start on July 4th, Independence Day’s surely gonna be more lit than usual.

Harvest Time

Ever been to a grow opp? We’ve never set foot in a legal facility – someone invite us already! – so this piece from Vice shines a brilliant light on just how much work goes into producing the legal bud we all know and love.

Moroccan Roll

After more than two years of planning, Moroccan farmers are now legally cultivating cannabis. In efforts to combat the legacy market, the government has given seeds to farmers throughout the northern provinces. Nice job we reckon.

Tax Lyrical

Last, but absolutely not least, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) has signed a state proposal to let licensed cannabis companies deduct management-related business expenses from their taxes. This is unbelievably important news – which other US states should take serious note of – go read more.

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