Barbados to Begin Medicinal Cannabis Industry in January
caribbeannationalweekly – The Barbados government says the medicinal cannabis industry will get underway in January next year, giving the assurances also that interested persons will be allowed to enter the sector, but not at the same time.
Agriculture and Food Security Minister, Indar Weir, also made it clear that when the industry gets started it will not be a repeat of the sugar industry.
Rastafarians March for Access to Cannabis Industry
iol – Around 300 Rastafarians marched through the Cape Town CBD over the exclusion of indigenous people from the cannabis industry.
They were also unhappy about the lack of legislation pertaining to cannabis cultivation and land distribution.
Proposed Changes to Utah Law Could Allow Any Doctor to Recommend Medical Marijuana
deseret – Legislators are again eyeing changes to Utah’s medical marijuana law, including enabling any doctor to recommend the medication to up to 15 patients.
“The concept there is twofold. One on the patient’s side: It would allow the patient to stay closer to home, maybe with their own physician … and the physician, if they don’t feel they have the expertise to do the dosing guidelines, they can work with the pharmacist and the cannabis pharmacy,” said Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City.
Planning Board OKs Amendment that Would Uphold ban on Non-medical Pot
southcoasttoday – The Planning Board last week voted to approve an amendment that would uphold the prohibition on non-medical pot.
At the virtual hearing last week, the Planning Board was deliberating over two proposed amendments. That hearing will be repeated — or redone — on Jan. 5.
Ohio State Legend Chris Spielman Endorses CBD Health Line
spectrumnews1 – Chris Spielman, an Ohio State legend and former All-Pro for the Detroit Lions and and the Buffalo Bills, knows pain.
But he says in the past few years, he’s bought into the healing powers of CBD as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical pain relief.
Martha Stewart Launched a New Line of CBD Products
loudcloudhealth – The successful businesswoman, Martha Helen Stewart, is known for a variety of business ventures, including her own television show, writing, and even modeling. Yet, most of all — she’s famous for her culinary recipes.
Just recently, Stewart partnered up with one of the most successful, world-renowned industrial hemp and CBD brands — Canopy Growth. Her latest CBD product line includes wellness gummies, three different CBD oil tinctures, and unflavored soft gels.
Switzerland Moves toward Broader Medical Cannabis Access
mjbizdaily – The Swiss National Council – the country’s lower house – recently approved a Federal Council proposal to amend the narcotics law and make it easier for patients to access medical cannabis.
The amendment still needs the approval of the other legislative house, the Council of States.
It is uncertain when the upper house will take up the amendment.If approved, the proposal would broaden access to medical cannabis in Switzerland as patients with a prescription would no longer need “exceptional authorization” from the country’s Federal Office of Public Health.
Sonoma City Council to Revisit Cannabis Dispensary License
sonomanews – A pot shop, granny units, vacation rentals and a potential legal settlement are on the upcoming Sonoma City Council agenda, making for a busy and packed final council meeting of the year, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
It will be the council’s final meeting of 2020; its next meeting will be Jan. 18, 2021.
Delivery of Medicinal Cannabis from Netherlands for Patients to Be Made Permanent
independent – A delivery service of medical cannabis products from The Netherlands for patients who have a prescription is to be made permanent, the Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly has announced.
Patients or their family members previously had to travel to the Netherlands to collect their medical cannabis prescriptions but this was altered due to Covid-19.
Marijuana Taxes Won’t Be Big Cash Source for N.J. Budget
nj – While New Jersey revenues are down due to the coronavirus-induced economic downturn, state officials shouldn’t count on taxes from legal recreational marijuana to make up the gap, according to a new study.