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Japan: The Ministry of Health intends to ban hexahydrocannabihexol (HHCH) after several hospitalisations due to consumption of gummies containing HHCH, press reports. The
Thailand: The Ministry of Public Health has completed its draft of the Hemp-Cannabis Law to regulate cannabis, which may be available for public comment
Japan: Today (14th November), the House of Representatives (lower house) adopted a proposal to legalise cannabis-based medicines and criminalise recreational cannabis use.
Israel: The Medical Cannabis Unit published a warning against the use of cannabis after traumatic events. The warning emphasises that cannabis has not been proven
Philippines: House of Representatives member Luis Raymund “L-Ray” Villafuerte, from the minority National Unity Party, has asked Department of Health (DOH) secretary Ted
Israel: Today the Ministry of Health published for public consultation a proposal to defer the effective date of the amendment to the
Israel: The Medical Cannabis Unit invites the public to submit their comments to the committee reviewing phytocannabinoids. The committee will formulate decisions regarding
Thailand: Prime minister Srettha Thavisin has vowed to prohibit the use and sale of recreational cannabis within six months, press reports. “The law will need
Israel: The Medical Cannabis Unit has published for public consultation a draft table on the categories of medical cannabis products it has approved.
Thailand: Newly appointed public health minister Cholnan Srikaew said on 11th September that cannabis will not be reclassified as a narcotic, press reports.
Thailand: Anutin Charnvirakul, the current minister of public health who will become the minister of interior in the new government, told the media
Thailand: The cabinet for newly-appointed prime minister Srettha Thavisin has been announced, press reports. The most significant cabinet positions for cannabis include Anutin
Thailand: Srettha Thavisin of the populist Pheu Thai party has been voted in as prime minister by Parliament, press reports. In forming
Israel: The Ministry of Health published the outline of its new reform on the use of medical cannabis last week. The new rules lift
Thailand: Following the failure by the Move Forward Party (MFP), which gained the most votes in the May election, to form a majority coalition,
Philippines: The House of Representatives Health and Dangerous Drugs Committee has agreed to create a joint technical working group to draft measures to
Thailand: The Thai cabinet has approved a draft of ministerial regulations aimed at preventing the recreational use of cannabis, hemp, and kratom among
Thailand: Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat, who has promised a clampdown on the country’s cannabis trade, faces challenges from rival parties and a
Thailand: Thailand’s Cannabis Future Network is urging alliance parties (Move Forward Party, Pheu Thai Party, Prachachart Party) to avoid reinstating cannabis as a
Thailand: The Move Forward Party, which won the most seats in the recent election, has announced an eight-party governing coalition, with one of its
Thailand: The Move Forward Party, which garnered the most votes in last week’s election and is trying to form a coalition, has said
Thailand: Although the results of Sunday's election are not yet official, it appears that opposition parties Move Forward and Pheu Thai will be the
Philippines: Former president and current member of the House of Representatives Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, from the majority centre-right party Lakas, has filed a
South Korea: MPs from the opposition coalition submitted a bill last week that seeks to include hemp seeds, roots, mature stalks and
Thailand: Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has dissolved the parliament, press reports. This means that Thailand’s general election is expected on 7th or
Afghanistan: On 18th March the supreme leader of Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, issued Decree No. 510/2023, which banned the cultivation of hemp, with
Malaysia: Prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday that legalisation of medicinal cannabis needs to be looked into very carefully, as its control could
Thailand: Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai Party and cannabis legalisation in Thailand, said that he expects his party to win 70 seats in
Thailand: A bill to regulate cannabis will not be passed during the current parliamentary session and will have to be addressed again in the
India: Chief parliamentary secretary Sunder Singh Thakur said yesterday that the state government of Himachal Pradesh was working to legalise the cultivation of cannabis
Philippines: Former House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of the minority Party for Democratic Reform has filed a bill in the House of Representatives to remove cannabis and its
Thailand: The Democrat Party, a member of the government coalition that currently holds 51 of 500 seats in the House of Representatives, is vowing to
Malaysia: Prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has said that the government is awaiting the outcome of the Ministry of Health's research on the medicinal
Laos: The Laos Department of Health has approved the use and production of hemp and hemp products, press reports. While plants may contain up
Hong Kong: Hong Kong's ban on CBD takes effect today, 1st February. Possession of CBD will now be subject to criminal penalties, including up to
Japan: The Ministry of Health and Welfare has published a review of the Cannabis Control Law, proposing a limit of 0.2% THC in
South Korea: The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is planning to ban the use of terms "CBD" and "THC" on the labelling
Thailand: The Thai House of Representatives failed to reach quorum on a vote on the Cannabis and Hemp Bill and was therefore unable to
Hong Kong: The government is reminding people to get rid of all CBD products in their possession before the ban on them comes into
Indonesia: The head of the National Narcotics Agency, Petrus Reinhard Golose, today reiterated his outright rejection of medicinal cannabis, insisting he would “never
Israel: The Ministry of Health has issued a warning against the use of e-cigs containing synthetic cannabinoids (ADB-BUTINACA and MDMB-4en-Pinaca) known as “Nice
Thailand: The Public Health Ministry will enact a series of measures to license, control, and track sales of cannabis flower beginning in January,
Thailand: The Ministry of Public Health has published restrictions on cannabis, effective immediately. The announcement restates some rules that were already in place, such
Thailand: Amid calls by some groups and politicians to place cannabis back on Thailand’s narcotics list, public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul dismissed the possibility of
India: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) yesterday published a clarification, dated 10th November, informing Food Business Operators (FBO) that hemp seeds