Americas News, New York, NY, Friday. June 10, 2022: Here are the cannabis news headlines making marijuana news globally, in the Caribbean and in Latin America for today, June 10, 2022 in less than 60 seconds:
The Ukrainian government is moving to legalize medicinal cannabis, in part because of the shockwaves caused by Russia. Health Minister Viktor Lyashko wrote on Facebook this week – more than 100 days after the war – that Ukraine’s Cabinet had approved a bill “on regulating the circulation of cannabis plants for medical, industrial, scientific and technical activities”.
Rapper Snoop Dogg says his blunt full-time record label just got a raise from his $50,000 a year salary due to inflation, but he doesn’t say how much of the salary increase is.
Thailand on Thursday became the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis – but tough penalties will still apply to those who use the drug to rise. Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he expected legal production of cannabis to boost the economy, but warned that recreational use of the drug remained illegal.
Europe’s food safety regulator has halted so-called new food applications for CBD-related products after identifying potential “risks” in animal tests. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said its scientists “cannot currently demonstrate the safety of cannabidiol. (CBD) as a new food due to data gaps and uncertainties about potential risks related to ingesting CBD.”
Use of cannabis products over six months is associated with statistical improvements in cancer-related symptoms as well as significant reductions in people’s use of prescription painkillers, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Frontiers in Pain Research.
A Canadian soldier convicted of serving cannabis-covered cakes to eight of her comrades during a live-fire exercise in New Brunswick in 2018 has lost her appeal. Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell was sentenced last year to 30 days in prison, and will be fired from the Canadian Armed Forces and demoted to artilleryman.
Soldiers who ate the cupcakes had to stop performing their roles in the exercise when they fell ill and complained of feeling paranoid and anxious.
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