Monday, 5th December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Uruguay’s cannabis growers go global

By Reuters
04 October 2019   |   9:28 am
In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemists are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multi-billion dollar global market: medical marijuana.

Related

8 Jun 2019
Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighboring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin.
16 Jun 2019
The decriminalization of cannabis in South Africa means the market there is set to explode. Growers in Swaziland, who depend on huge South African demand, are expected to lose out.
26 Jun 2019
An Uruguayan court orders the sale of a Nazi sculpture recovered 13 years ago among the remains of the German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee. The sculpture, a bronze eagle with a swastika under its talons, was part of the stern of the battleship that sank off Montevideo's coast in 1939.
4 Oct 2019
In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemists are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multi-billion dollar global market: medical marijuana.
11 Jan 2020
A medical clinic in Bangkok opens offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of marijuana.
12 Jan 2020
Most Senegalese farmers sell peanuts and cotton, but in one hamlet deep in a mangrove swamp in the West African country's south, farmers have only one viable crop - cannabis. The village of Kouba is inaccessible by road and surrounded by river mangroves, meaning it has largely escaped a recent crackdown on cannabis cultivation.
5 Feb 2020
Marijuana coffee is a hit with locals in Indonesia's Aceh province and buyers in other parts of the Southeast Asian archipelago, who pay 1.0 million rupiah ($75) for a kilo of it. But this is risky business in Aceh, where even drinking alcohol or kissing in public can earn you a painful whipping under its strict Islamic law.
27 Oct 2020
Jay-Z has officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram.
5 Dec 2020
The WHO had recommended loosening control on cannabis, to make research into its medical use easier. It was earlier put in the same category as heroin and synthetic opioids.
31 Jan 2021
A month after cannabis was removed from Thailand's narcotics list, a Thai hospital restaurant has rolled out a weed-inspired menu which has curious customers flocking to get a taste. Located in a wellness centre of Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr hospital in Prachinburi, about two hours from Bangkok, the restaurant uses up to five leaves in dishes, some of which were traditionally cooked with cannabis before it became illegal.
6 Feb 2021
NDLEA seizes blocks of compressed cannabis in Benue
11 Feb 2021
Senegalese soldiers have taken control of several hectares of cannabis fields after a successful mission to capture rebel bases in the southern Casamance region. Troops deployed in the region supported by forces from neighbouring Guinea-Bissau, as fighting flared up in a long-dormant independence conflict.