Embassy HEADLINES Issue 432

By Published On: November 4, 2020Categories: Cannabis, News


New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, And South Dakota Voted To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Canadian Police Seize 3 Kangaroos during $150 million Illegal Cannabis Raid

Today in “what the actual heck?” we have a massive police bust just north of Toronto in which $150 million worth of illegally-grown marijuana was seized along with guns, crossbows and “several exotic animals.” Among the creatures found at one of 15 different properties searched during the raid were three kangaroos and two zebras.

The Cannabis Law Reform Alliance presents Drive Change

A law reform campaign to amend the driving laws giving medical cannabis patients the same rights as all other patients.


New Zealand health agency cracks down on illegal CBD sales

Authorities in New Zealand have threatened two hemp farmers with a $100,000 fine and loss of hemp license for selling products containing cannabidiol, which is permitted only in prescription medications in the country.

NZ Cannabis: What now for the law and police?

The NZ Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill got the thumbs down with 53.1% of votes against legalisation and 46.1% of votes for it. 

No vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged

The debate has highlighted issues that we can’t now turn our backs on as a country. Even those who campaigned for a ‘no’ vote publicly accepted that cannabis use should be treated as a health and social issue, and decriminalised. It’s time for an overhaul of the Misuse of Drugs Act, which is no longer fit for purpose.

Helen Clark: A no vote won’t deliver a cannabis-free New Zealand

Legalising Cannabis Would Assist Australia Out of Its Deep Recession

“Australia simply can’t afford to prop up this failed prohibition on cannabis,” said HEMP Party secretary Andrew Kavasilas. “The benefits are immense and now measurable in places like the Netherlands, and some American states”.

Australians consumed more cannabis than ever in 2020, yet the government continues to fight the failing war on drugs

Global survey of cannabis cultivators

The International Cannabis Cultivation Survey has gone live! This anonymous online survey aims to better our collective understanding of small-scale cannabis cultivation and culture around the world. To take the survey or find out more, head to the website: https://worldwideweed.nl/


Medical Cannabis Legalization Passes in Mississippi

South Dakota Makes History by Passing Both Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis on Same Ballot

Is cannatourism in Washington on the rise?

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Exceed $1 Billion Since Adult-Use Sales Launched

Canadian cannabis greenhouse, once world’s largest, hit with massive fire

Marijuana use among teens down 2 years after legalization in Canada

The Canadian Cannabis Sector Has Had Plenty Of Highs and Lows Two Years Into Federal Legalization

Michigan: Butane Extraction by Individuals is Manufacturing a Controlled Substance

Oregon 1st in US to Soften on Hard Drugs, ‘Magic’ Mushrooms


Panama, Guyana considering legalizing hemp cultivation

European Parliament votes to add 0.3% THC limit for hemp to EU farm policy overhaul

UK Has Issued Just Three Medical Cannabis Prescriptions Since Reforms

UK’s NHS ‘refuses’ medical cannabis for children with epilepsy

Launch of European Medical Cannabis Ecosystem


Hackers steal information on cannabis growers

Hackers exposed roughly 3.4 million user records, together with usernames, electronic mail addresses and IP addresses, of marijuana cultivators at GrowDiaries.com, a web-based neighborhood the place growers weblog about their crops and may promote seeds to different growers.

Study finds a link between starting medical cannabis and stopping drinking

Study Finds 15% Of Seniors Use Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Aging

Report on the new synthetic cannabinoid: MDMB-4en-PINACA

Breast implants and cannabis: What women need to know

Marijuana not only offers an alternative to potentially highly addictive opioids and narcotics, but helps to decrease pain after surgery and increase a patient’s appetite.

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 and the Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle, Webinar on Nov. 5 [online-USA]

Dr. Andrew Weil has long advocated the anti-inflammatory lifestyle to improve health and wellness. Participants will learn how to reduce inflammation and boost the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Dr. Weil will also discus the compounds in the cannabis plant, such as CBD, THC and terpenes (aromatic oils). 

Medical Cannabis Explained: FREE Webinar series for Health Professionals [Links below]

Nurses/Practice Managers
Tuesday 10 November 12 noon AEDT
Thursday 19 November 7pm AEDT

Wednesday 11 November 12 noon AEDT
Tuesday 17 November 7pm AEDT

Thursday 12 November 12 noon AEDT
Wednesday 18 November 7pm AEDT

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.