Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 598 Feb 16 2024
Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 598 Feb 16 2024

Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 598 Feb 16 2024

Happy Friday Everyone!
The news is looking great this week.Cannabis studies are looking more and more positive all the time, and rightly so.The pollies really can’t argue that there’s no evidence anymore.I think at this rate I am publishing an article about a new study that highlights how great our plant is every week.
Here’s a couple from this week: “Cannabis Extract Triggers Death of Deadly Skin Cancer Cells”“New research finds no impairment on simulated driving performance from medical cannabis when used as prescribed”
Some pretty widely reported stories on the bust in Coorong.I don’t normally highlight stories like this but they’ve really gone out of their way on this one and just shows despite our progress, there’s still many heads stuck in old thinking.Once again weed takes one for the team.
The backflip in Thailand continues, still can’t, personally believe they are going through with it.You can’t just throw it back in the box… clearly the politicians don’t care for the people’s opinion.If they did, I doubt it would be so easy with literally 1000’s of dispensaries, cultivators and everything in between already well established.

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Thanks for Reading,#freetheweed #plur #happyvalentineNIMBINMARDIGRASS.COMNimbin Mardigrass 2024Nimbin MardiGrass 2024 3rd-5th May 2024        ParticipateGet involved, volunteer, and join us in putting on Nimbin MardiGrass! Participate  2024 ProgramFind all events, dates and times for the full program of Nimbin 2024. Program  AttendInformation about tickets, camping and accommodation at Nimbin MardiGrass. AttendAUSTRALIA/NZ NEWS
Office of Drug Control:List of approved medicinal cannabis cultivators and producers in Australia
Cairns Post:Melodiol subsidiaries deliver $2m revenue to group in strong start to year
Medical Xpress:New research finds no impairment on simulated driving performance from medical cannabis when used as prescribed
PR News Wire:Opioids kill 3 Aussies a day, while fewer than 5% of doctors prescribe medical cannabisNovachem:A New Ph. Eur. Monograph for Cannabis Flower
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) adopts the European Pharmacopoeia standards for medicinal cannabis products within Australia, as referenced in TGA Order 93 Section 7.
This adherence ensures that medicinal cannabis products produced or supplied in Australia align with internationally recognised quality standards, facilitating both domestic and international trade.
The recent update to the cannabis monograph (3028) on cannabis flower introduces changes that could influence the Australian medicinal cannabis testing standards:
1. Cannabinoid Content Deviation: The update narrows the allowable deviation of cannabinoid content to within 10%, aiming to enhance patient safety by improving the certainty of the potency of THC and CBD. This represents a significant shift from the current 20% deviation allowed by TGA Order 93. Importantly, this updated deviation restriction only applies to the two main cannabinoid active ingredients, THC and CBD.
2. Flower Harvesting Requirement: The new guideline requires the removal of as much plant stalk as possible from the female flowers; aiming to reduce the presence of stalks and other foreign matter in the final product.
Stricter Testing Limits: There are now more stringent limits for foreign matter, arsenic, cadmium, and lead (Table 1). These new limits are considerably lower than those currently specified in TGA Order 93, indicating a move towards higher safety and quality standards.
Read More…ABC News: Police have seized almost 100 marijuana plants from along the Coorong.Natural vegetation in the area has been destroyed by land clearing to make way for the crops.What’s next? An investigation into the crops is ongoing and SA Police are calling on the public for further information.
Read More…Mcia And Amca – A Unified Voice For The Medicinal Cannabis Industry
The two leading industry associations in the medicinal cannabis sector, Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA) and Medicinal Cannabis Industry Association (MCIA) are delighted to announce their intention to collaborate more closely for the benefit of their members and the medicinal cannabis sector as a whole and to facilitate interactions with government bodies and other stakeholders as one unified voice.
NORML:South Carolina Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation
Cardinal News:Bills advance to protect state employees who access medical cannabis
Global News CA:RCMP, community safety teams raid 4 cannabis shops in K’ómoks First Nation
Yahoo News:US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing recreational marijuana use
BBC:Russia arrests German for carrying cannabis gummy bearsEURONEWS.COMCannabis: Thailand U-turns on legalisation after just 18 months Here’s what tourists need to know about using weed in Thailand under new proposals.AU.NEWS.YAHOO.COMWhat are Zombie vapes? Five children hospitalised after smoking e-cigs laced with SpiceThe drug has been described as having a ‘zombie-like’ effect on usersHEALTH, RESEARCH & EDUCATION
NeuroScience News:Unraveling Cannabis’s Role in Binge Eating Behaviors
Mirage News:UBC Study: Cannabis May Reduce Street Drug CravingsSCIENCEALERT.COMCannabis Extract Triggers Death of Deadly Skin Cancer CellsA concentrated cannabis extract has shown “remarkable” potential to kill off the most dangerous type of skin cancer.NORML.ORGMedical Cannabis Patients Exhibit Few Changes In Driving PerformanceStudy suggests when used as prescribed there is negligible impact on simulated driving performancePOLITICS, LAW & INDUSTRY
Business News Australia:Ecofibre to sell hemp seed and food business to Elixinol for $3m
Sydney Criminal Lawyers:When Can Legal Costs Be Ordered Against Police in the NSW Local Court?Yahoo Finance:Weekly Roundup on the Cannabis Sector & Psychedelic Sector
Key Takeaways; Cannabis Sector
Canopy Growth reported a CA$216 million loss amid board shake-ups.Aurora Cannabis expanded presence in Australian medical cannabis market with MedReleaf acquisition.Ayr Wellness strategically extended debt maturity and raised more capital.Curaleaf expanded into Polish medical cannabis market with Can4Med acquisition.
Key Takeaways; Psychedelic Sector
Awakn’s phase III clinical trial for AWKN-001 recognized in psychedelic drug development pipeline bullseye chart.Clearmind expanded psychedelic portfolio with new Chinese patent approval.
AU.NEWS.YAHOO.COMPot Industry Hopes Bob Marley Biopic Causes Booming Bud SalesThe reggae legend is associated with cannabis, and marijuana insiders hope filmgoers make the connection.EVENTS
ANZCCP Inaugural Conference 2024Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel SydneySat, 17th Feb 8 am – Sun, 18th Feb 5pmanzccp.org
Medicinal Cannabis Workshop – Know the Risks for your businessNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubWed, 6 Mar 2024 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM AEDT
Weed & Magic MushroomsSpiritgrow Center
February 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

ACannabis 2024Crown PromenadeTuesday 12th March and Wednesday 13th March 2024www.acannabis.com.au
Australian Industrial Hemp ConferenceHunter Valley, NSW16 – 18 April 2024
Body Mind Psychic ExpoJubilee Pavilion, Adelaide25 – 26 May 2024
Nimbin MardiGrass 2024Where else but Nimbin!3rd, 4th and 5th May
HHI ExpoBrisbane Convention & Exhibition CentreSun, 13 Oct, 1:23 am AEST
The Hemp Hour on NimFM.orgFridays at 12pmnimfm.orgDo you know of an event that we’ve missed?Let us know here: media@hempembassy.netChasing the Scream:The Search for the Truth About Addiction by Johann Hari
A thrilling and gut-wrenching history of the war on drugs. Johann Hari shows why it failed on every level – from moral to practical, individually to societally, economically to scientifically.
I’ve long held that prohibition is a crime of historical magnitude against the people of Latin America and deprived corners of the first world. Hari shows that the war on drugs really amounts to a war on addicts, the only real beneficiaries the narco kings, and the true cost the endless collateral chaos and murder of innocents.
Most importantly he reports the stunning evidence that addiction is overwhelmingly not a root cause but a symptom of trauma, abuse, hopelessness and loneliness, and the solution is care, connection, and support.
Hari carefully documents the historical and scientific experiments and makes a careful, measured, and realistic case for a new era of sanity. If you want to build a safer, more compassionate society, and break the back of organized crime, read this book and speak your mind.ViewThe HEMP Embassy Headlines are a selection of recent articles from news and media services primarily concerning Cannabis issues, the  consequences of prohibition and the challenges for law reform. If you have any suggestions or contributions you’d like to see here, please email us at media@hempembassy.net

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