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Global Cannabis Update


John Hinzmann

Cannabis legalization is sweeping the globe! Minds are changing around the world and every day brings news of efforts towards legalization. Here’s a list of just a few:
 
The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand has proposed an amendment to reclassify marijuana as medicinally legal and regulate its use. Analysts are suggesting that medicinal cannabis will be legal by the end of this year. Cannabis has been traditionally used in Thailand and its prohibition is because of Western influences. Proponents hope that presenting legalization as a return to traditions will sway public opinion.

Malaysia has abolished the death penalty for 32 offenses, including drug charges. The country’s cabinet has been discussing the benefits of marijuana and legislation decriminalizing medical marijuana is in the works.

Sri Lanka will begin cultivating cannabis for medical export and may allow the legal use in Ayurvedic practices. Ayurveda is a healing tradition begun in ancient India.

South Korea is considering amending laws to allow CBD products to be imported. NEWS FLASH! South Korea just legalized medical marijuana!

China and Japan have approved research and limited cultivation.

India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan are all discussing legalization because of the money that the industry could bring to their countries.

South Africa’s constitutional court has ruled that prohibition of the plant is unconstitutional and individuals may grow marijuana for personal use.

Mexico, in its attempts to control the violence of the illegal drug trade, has also declared the prohibition of marijuana to be unconstitutional and a violation of a person’s civil rights.

The country of Georgia has legalized marijuana possession, although cultivation and sales remain illegal.

The Philippines has passed House Resolution 180, which legalizes medical marijuana in all of its forms.
 
This is just a short list of the increasing global efforts towards cannabis legalization. Universal Controls is proud to be a leader in CO₂ enrichment, irrigation and nutrient delivery and controls. We applaud the courageous efforts being made towards global legalization!