Tag: Ukraine

Week in review: Supermodel Gigi Hadid Arrested for Cannabis Possession

July 23, 2023 · Cannabis Now

In this week’s cannabis news round-up, supermodel Gigi Hadid was arrested and pleaded guilty to cannabis possession; Philip Morris to acquire Israeli firm for up to $650M; Ukraine takes first step towards medical cannabis; and Berner teams up with the Last Prisoner project for Release Papers. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Classic Gigi Hadid Arrested for Cannabis Possession in Cayman Islands Gigi Hadid’s recent trip to the Cayman Islands took an unexpected turn when Customs & Border Control agents discovered… Read more.

Ukrainian War Veterans Get Better Treatment Than US Military Veterans? – Ukrainian Vets to Get Access to Cannabis

July 21, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Ukraine is on the verge of legalizing medical cannabis, primarily relieving war veterans suffering from physical and mental trauma. The UK Telegraph reports that the marijuana bill has passed its initial reading, garnering overwhelming support from 268 out of 344 lawmakers. The legislation awaits a second reading before it reaches President Volodymyr Zelensky for final approval. The recent development reported by The Telegraph indicates a profound shift in public attitudes towards marijuana following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Unlike the year 2021, when a similar… Read more.

Ukraine Parliament Gives Initial Approval to Medical Cannabis Bill

July 16, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Ukraine’s parliament has given initial approval to a medical cannabis legalization bill, the Kyiv Post reports. The law must still pass a second reading following any amendments and finalization by lawmakers before moving to President Volodymyr Zelensky for his signature. People’s Deputy Iryna Herashchenko said on Telegram the measure is “not so much about medicine as about the industrial cultivation of cannabis and corruption schemes by the government regarding permits and the development of huge financial flows.” The draft law backed by the Ministry of… Read more.