Aurora buys Medreleaf €1.9 billion - the largest cannabis merger to date. Meanwhile Canadian companies look abroad as industry consolidation continues. The UK’s first not-for—profit CBD shop opens in Edinburgh, and Thailand looks towards a legal medical cannabis market.
Maricaan Group closes acquisition of Swiss company Haxxon, as Organigram sets up to acquire 25% of German company Alpha-Cannabis. Marches in Peru and Argentina demand new cannabis laws, while the British Medical Journal argues for legalised, regulated and taxed cannabis. Meanwhile, new studies suggest cannabis could treat anxiety, depression and PTSD.
German police associations calls for decriminalisation as Portuguese health experts weigh in on the cannabis debate. Meanwhile Greece is fast tracking cannabis legislation in a bid to boost economy. Our customary country review investigates the new cannabis legislation in Turkey and how they aim to combat international narco-trafficking.