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The Case of Muhammad Lukman Makes Malaysia Think About Its Harsh Drug Laws

The Case of Muhammad Lukman Makes Malaysia Think About Its Harsh Drug Laws

Although we reported on this case 6-8 weeks ago we thought it worth bringing to your attention again. The BBC reports on Muhammad Lukman, and his death sentence for distributing cannabis oil. It has raised debates about both the death penalty and medical marijuana in Malaysia. We presume that the government is also casting a sharp eye at what’s happening to the north in Thailand and wondering whether they might be missing out on a great business opportunity.

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Poland: Regulates For Medicinal Use

Poland: Regulates For Medicinal Use

Polish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes. Under new regulations that came into force on Wednesday cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies – as long as it has been logged with the country’s Office for Registration of Medical Products.

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Rohrabacher loses US House seat to Democrat

Rohrabacher loses US House seat to Democrat

MJ Biz reports..U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, one of the cannabis industry’s most outspoken allies on Capitol Hill, has lost his congressional seat. The California Republican from Orange County lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Harley Rouda after a lengthy vote-counting process that stretched into Wednesday. The final tally: Rouda 50.7%, Rohrabacher 49.3%.

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“Nothing can come of nothing: speak again.” King Lear (I, i, 92)

“Nothing can come of nothing: speak again.” King Lear (I, i, 92)

Lear isn’t a half bad analogy for the state of the UK medical cannabis “situation”. We say..”Howl, howl, howl, howl! Oh, you men are made of stone! If I were you with eyes and a tongue to speak with, I’d crack heaven wide open with my laments!” The Citech Compliance Team write… “It’s been only one week, but already there are a total of ZERO new medical cannabis patients in the UK. “

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CA: San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge David Cohn Strikes Down Fontana Ordinances On Personal Cultivation Rights

CA: San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge David Cohn Strikes Down Fontana Ordinances On Personal Cultivation Rights

California NORML  have news of what’s possibly a ground moving decision with regard to personal cultivation in the state. ……”The issue in this case is how far a city can restrict the category of persons who are entitled to grow marijuana plants, and the circumstances under which they may grow the plants, without running afoul of the AUMA’s requirement that the regulations be ‘reasonable.’ The City of Fontana has gone too far,” wrote the judge.

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MJ Biz Daily Report: Jury rules in favor of Colorado marijuana grower in racketeering lawsuit

MJ Biz Daily Report: Jury rules in favor of Colorado marijuana grower in racketeering lawsuit

The jury “found that we were not responsible for any of the alleged damages,” attorney Matthew Buck told the Colorado Sun. He represented the Colorado marijuana business and its owner, Parker Walton.
Walton, who runs CannaCraft, a small-batch marijuana greenhouse in southern Colorado, suggested in a recent interview with Marijuana Business Daily that if he were to suffer a large monetary loss related to the suit, it would put him out of business.

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Hemp Industry Daily Report: Hemp ‘entourage’ trademark dispute widens as companies jostle over use of the term

Hemp Industry Daily Report: Hemp ‘entourage’ trademark dispute widens as companies jostle over use of the term

A long-simmering trademark dispute over the word “entourage” got wider this week, with one company asking others in the hemp industry to share how they use the term. Full Spectrum Nutrition, a CBD manufacturer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is calling for other businesses to help it challenge a 2016 trademark on the phrase “entourage hemp.” The trademark belongs to Cannoid, a Denver-based CBD manufacturer that sells tinctures, softgels and vape products under the brand Entourage Hemp.

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