Embassy HEADLINES Issue 430

By Published On: October 22, 2020Categories: Cannabis, News


UK’s Second Largest Police Force to Stop Criminalising Drug Users

West Midlands joins four other UK police forces to offer help rather than a criminal record to some people caught with drugs.

Cannabis and Driving Webinar

Our panel of experts discusses a range of issues with cannabis and driving in Australia.


Australian Lawyers Alliance declares cannabis should be decriminalized in Victoria

NZ Cannabis referendum: More than 100 doctors back legalising recreational use

More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association’s backtracking from opposing the bill to neutrality.

Australian medical cannabis patient has prescription seized in hotel quarantine

“As a community, we should push for some further education of the police force. I mean, this guy has been in the drug squad for however long and he’d never heard of CBD.”

Victoria could change drug laws for medical cannabis patients

While medical cannabis has been legal since 2016, driving after consuming cannabis medications is still considered a breach of the 1986 Road Safety Act. In an Australian-first move, Victoria may adopt new laws that make an exception for medical cannabis patients.


Election 2020: Arizona cannabis legalization initiative guide

Retired South Dakota Police Officer Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative In New TV Ad

New Jersey to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana

The question will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the state constitution which would legalize possession of marijuana for all people 21 years old and over and pave the way for recreational cultivation, processing and retail sale.

The Entire U.S. Hemp Fiber Industry Is One Factory In Kentucky

Canadian cannabis sales grow to nearly CA$245 million in August

California’s New Banking Bill Does Little To Help The Cannabis Industry

This bill definitely has potential, but it remains only that until cannabis becomes legal at the federal level. Regardless of state laws, banks, which are federal entities, have been hesitant to work with cannabis clients because the plant’s Schedule 1 status.

United States opposes CBD exemption in international drug treaty

The United States says it does not support a World Health Organization proposal to remove CBD extracts with less than 0.2% THC from international drug control.

Access barriers stall Canadian medical cannabis market, survey shows

Systemic barriers are making Canada’s legal medical cannabis program prohibitive, causing patients to seek treatment in recreational and unregulated channels with no oversight from medical practitioners, a new survey says.

Canada’s race for low-cost legal marijuana reaches derivative ‘Cannabis 2.0’ products

Low-priced cannabis has changed the face of Canada’s regulated marijuana industry over the past year, with many producers launching value-flower brands at competitive prices. Now, that low-cost trend is arriving for marijuana-derivative products, including vape cartridges and edibles [AKA Cannabis 2.0 products].

2 years in, legal cannabis sales in Yukon are booming

Yukon Party says government wholesale drives up prices and reduces selection.

Missouri’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Now Open

Gov. Wolf: Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis Can Lead to Economic Gains and Restorative Justice for Pennsylvanians

Massachusetts Approves Expanded Cannabis Delivery Licensing


80 year old Cornishman criminalised for self-medicating with cannabis – a personal testimony

Amazon invites select CBD makers to participate in UK pilot program

Online retail giant Amazon has launched a pilot program allowing the sale of select CBD ingestibles on its UK website. The company says “sellers participating in a limited, invite-only pilot” on the UK site are exempt from its sales ban on edible products containing CBD or other cannabinoids.

UK CBD Store owner charged with cannabis possession

Lithuanian farmers develop two hemp harvesting solutions

Irish Farmers Push the Government to Change Cannabis Laws

Mexico is poised to become the biggest legal marijuana market in the world. Who will most benefit?

Mexico’s marijuana revolution is on display steps from the nation’s Senate, where for the last nine months activists have maintained a fragrant cannabis garden. (Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times)


Everything You Need to Know About the Science Behind Cannabinoids

Get to know the three different classes of cannabinoids: phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids.

Dr. Sue Sisley’s Petition to Facilitate Medical Cannabis Research for Veterans with PTSD

Sisley is petitioning the Ninth Circuit to rule that the DEA’s five-part test to assess if a drug has medical use and can be rescheduled is arbitrary and capricious.


Study: More Seniors Using Cannabis to Treat Common Ailments

A recent study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that seniors are using cannabis more frequently in the treatment of common ailments like pain, arthritis, and anxiety.

Using Cannabis Edibles to Help Treat Anxiety

Can edibles help tame stress?

Three ways that cannabis can help women to live their best lives

Anandamide plays a crucial role in balancing hormones, as well as regulating sleep and appetite.


There’s A Movement Afoot To Allow Legal States in the USA To Do Business With Each Other

The Alliance For Sensible Markets is committed to an interstate commerce market for cannabis. Will it happen?

Career Training and Mentorship Program for Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

The long-term initiative will also seek to assist the 17,600+ inmates who may be released early from the California state prison system, many of whom hold low-level prior cannabis convictions.

Trump Team Issues Cease-and-Desist to Stop Cannabis Advocates from Quoting Him

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has filed a cease-and-desist letter against Mississippi cannabis activists, claiming they are deceptively using two Trump quotes from 2015 and 2019 in which the president expressed support for medical cannabis and state policy reforms.

NFL players’ union warns members not to endorse CBD products

What they’re saying: 7 takeaways from the contentious DEA rule on hemp extracts


Rick Steves Talks Campaigning For Cannabis, Getting High In The Dark And The Future Of Travel


Cannabis Industry Job Growth Up 50%

The wonderful thing about this industry is that while the cannabis plant is the most important part, it isn’t the only part.

Will Legal Synthetic Cannabinoids Take Over Cannabis Industry?

Cannatrek announces launch of medical cannabis oil

Australian medical cannabis company Cannatrek has announced the release of its first product in Australia while securing an export agreement with the UK.

Little Green Pharma receives manufacturing licence for new cannabis facility

Receipt of the licence means LGP’s new facility in WA can operate in-house manufacturing of medicinal cannabis, avoiding competition for outsourced manufacturing services.

Australia’s Largest Database of Cannabis Companies

CBD Oil to hemp, producers to importers, retailers to non-profits, and more. If they work with the cannabis plant and conduct business in Australia, you’ll find them here.

With more than 420+ cannabis companies across 50+ categories, The Green List helps hemp and cannabis companies to promote their products, services, and events online.




It’s been a long journey getting Australia’s first medicinal cannabis course for health professionals online. First delivered in 2017, Dr Caldicott’s comprehensively researched course is finally available at the click of a few buttons.

Medical Cannabis and You – A Patient Webinar [online]

Nov 5, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney: This webinar will cover everything from patient personal experience, conditions & evidence, dosage forms & interactions, manufacture to current Aussie clinical trials.

Five Observations from 1,500,000+ Tracked Patient Interactions [online]

Thursday, 5 November 2020 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney): Join David Berg from StrainPrint to discuss his insights on cannabinoid efficacy after analyzing 90,000,000+ data points across different cannabis products.

Cannabis across the EU – Market update with Deepak Anand [online]

Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney): Join EU Expert Deepak Anand as we explore multiple growing EU cannabis and CBD markets.