Global Law and Business Podcast – Natalie O’Regan (Cannabis in Ireland)

Cannabis in Ireland: Global Law and Business Podcast with Natalie O’Regan

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening in various industries around the world, including cannabis. In our weekly Global Law and Business podcast, hosted by international cannabis attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, we look at the world by talking with business leaders, innovators, service providers, manufacturers,

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Sports Leagues and Cannabis Testing: A North American Survey

On June 28, US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended for one month by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for using cannabis, effectively disqualifying her from competing in the Olympics. The suspension of a gold medal contending athlete caught many by surprise and sparked a worldwide debate about marijuana use by athletes should be addressed. Many

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Legalization in Latin America: Who’s Next After Mexico?

In what has undoubtedly been the biggest cannabis news to come out of Latin America in a while, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared the prohibition on adult-use cannabis to be unconstitutional. This means you can now drive the 7,498 miles between Sydney, Nova Scotia and Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas passing solely through jurisdictions where cannabis is legal

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Chile’s New Constitution: An Opportunity for Cannabis?

This past May 15 and 16, Chile elected a constitutional convention, tasked with drafting a new basic law for the South American country. Cannabis observers should take note, as the resulting document could have positive implications for cannabis. Chileans voted in favor of a constitutional overhaul following the protests that roiled the country in 2019

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Breaking News! Brazil Moves Toward Cannabis Legalization

On Tuesday, June 8, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies’ Special Commission very narrowly approved a bill authorizing cannabis cultivation for medicinal, veterinary, scientific, and industrial use. Government supporters tried their best to prevent the legislation from heading to the upper house for final approval, but Deputy Luciano Ducci’s crucial vote ensured the bill survived. While

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Spain Moves Toward Medical Cannabis Regulation

On May 13, the health committee of Spain’s Congress of Deputies approved a proposal to create a subcommittee that will consider other countries’ experiences with medical cannabis. The subcommittee’s findings could pave the way for medical cannabis legalization in Spain. According to a recent poll, approximately 90% of Spaniards would favor such a move. Spain

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Forced Labor and Cannabis

In recent weeks, I have spoken to several entrepreneurs interested in growing cannabis in Africa for exportation to the United States and other markets. It is not hard to see their attraction to the idea: The areas in question have suitable climates to grow cannabis, while inputs such as land and labor are relatively inexpensive.

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Cannabis in Ecuador and Peru: ¿Cómo se dice «reality check»?

April 11 was a big date on Latin America’s election calendar, with Peru holding the first round of its presidential elections and Ecuador a decisive second round. For cannabis observers, the day began with the prospect of encouraging results in both countries. Instead, the outcome was a double disappointment. In Peru, the two candidates that

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Cannabis and Ballots, Part 2: Peru

Five* Latin American nations are holding presidential elections in 2021, with some important legislative elections taking place as well. Some of these contests have implications for cannabis policy, and we will be looking at what is at stake in each vote. In January, we previewed Ecuador’s presidential contest, the second round of which will be

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Cannabis in Morocco: Once Again the Kingdom Makes History

On March 11, Morocco’s cabinet approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The bill will now pass to Morocco’s parliament for consideration. If the bill ultimately succeeds, Morocco will become a true pioneer, as only the second country in the Arab world to legalize any form of cannabis. Under the terms of the bill, cannabis