Here is our monthly recap of the top 10 cannabis news stories from around the world. October was no different than previous months with significant progress being made across the industry.

Here are the highlights:

  • Luxembourg becomes the first European country to legalise adult-use cannabis. Adults will be permitted to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household for personal use, however cannabis retail stores will not be operating anytime soon – Read More
  • Cannabis legalisation in Switzerland is on the move as plans are announced to introduce a bill that would reform the country’s drug policy after two parliamentary commissions recommend that cannabis should no longer be banned – Read More
  • Costa Rica's Congress has approved the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The law allows for the production and processing of medical cannabis – Read More
  • Pakistani Minister of Science and Technology Shibli Faraz, says he will present a cannabis cultivation bill by December 2021 – Read More
  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) will no longer conduct random cannabis tests on players in the 2021-22 season. They will continue to test for performance enhancing drugs and other schedule 1 drugs, but cannabis will no longer be part of the 5 panel drug test screens – Read More
  • Nearly 4 years after legalising adult use cannabis, California Governor Gavin Newson signs a historic bill to legalise smokable hemp (CBD flowers) and CBD edibles – Read More
  • New York employers are no longer allowed to drug test most workers for cannabis, the state Department of Labor announced in new guidance – Read More
  • Portuguese politicians have come together to write an open letter in favour of legalising adult-use cannabis and the self-cultivation of up to six cannabis plants – Read More
  • Israeli parliament could pass a bill to make medical cannabis more accessible. The Knesset approved in a preliminary vote on Wednesday a bill that would create major reforms in the medical cannabis industry in Israel, and expand its ease of access – Read More
  • The number of German farms growing industrial hemp has hit 863, the highest figure since the federal republic legalised cultivation of the crop in 1996. That’s an increase of 900% in the last seven years – Read More

The global cannabis industry is showing no signs of slowing down. With exciting business prospects and new job opportunities up for grabs, it can be difficult to know how to make that first step.

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