Texas's Compassionate Use Program for medical cannabis is set become (just a little) more compassionate, with changes signed into law by the state's governor this week. Texas passed the Compassionate-Use Act in 2015, which enabled the first legal use of low-THC cannabis products in the state.  The program has been...
ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX: MXC) has announced its cannabis derived epilepsy product will now be fully covered by Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE). CannEpil is a cannabidiol (CBD) based medication with a small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) designed primarily for the treatment of people with refractory epilepsy; a severe condition...
Hemp has a bright future in Ireland, but government obstacles are reportedly standing in the way. Sinn Féin is a republican and democratic socialist political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Matt Carthy TD, says hemp cultivation can help farmers...
The Government of the Isle of Man has begun accepting applications for the production, distribution and export of medicinal cannabis products. The Isle of Man, population 84,584, is a self-governing British Crown dependency situated in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. Early this year, its government introduced a regulatory framework...
The UK Government has issued an alert relating to medical cannabis flower products affected by mould. The UK Government's website, which provides more details on the affected products, states: "The importer and distributor of the above products (Eaststone Limited) has informed us of reports that two affected batches may be contaminated...
After a big year in 2020, interest in growing and processing hemp in Wisconsin has dropped off considerably. In Wisconsin, hemp growers and processors must register annually. In 2019, Wisconsin's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) received 1,491 grower and 738 processor applications. 4,513 acres were planted and 4,037...
In another signal its stance on medicinal cannabis use may further soften, the NFL and the NFL Players Association are stumping up funding for research into pain management and cannabinoids. The NFL's current drug policy includes a ban on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and some CBD products. The ban on the latter...
ASX-listed Ecofibre (ASX: EOF) has painted a rosier picture for its Ananda Professional brand. Ananda Professional produces a variety of cannabidiol (CBD) products that are available at more than 4,000 independent pharmacies across the USA. After heading towards the $1 million mark in revenue in September last year, things started looking...
Australia's Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH) announced last week the expansion of a distribution agreement that will see its products available in Ecuador. In February this year, Creso Pharma inked an agreement with Pakistan-based Route2 Pharm Pvt Ltd involving distribution of Creso's hemp-derived cannaQIX and cannaDOL in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,...
Charlotte's Web Holdings is teaming up with the University of Colorado-Boulder on investigating supporting improved sleep with two cannabinoids. Many people would be familiar with the cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) these days, but it's just one of many cannabinoids in cannabis. Another is CBN - cannabinol, which is found only in...