News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 21, 2022: Here are the cannabis headlines making marijuana news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for today, Jan. 21, 2022 in less than 60 seconds:
Mogul Jay-Z is now fighting for prisoners, especially those locked up for weed. Jay-Z and his team want the feds to release reportedly Valon Vailes, 56, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2007 for intent to distribute more than one ton of marijuana. Vailes has been locked up for 14 years on a marijuana conviction. Prosecutors are blocking his release because he committed some prison offenses, including sneaking leftover chicken from the prison mess to his cell.
Martha Stewart CBD has unveiled Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals, marking the brand’s first-ever category expansion in its growing CBD portfolio.
Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana after becoming the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalize the drug for medical use and in food and cosmetics. The move draws Thailand a step closer to clear the use of cannabis for recreation.
Africa’s medicinal cannabis market will be worth $7.1 billion by 2023, new research says.
Jamaica medical ganja outfit Apollon Formularies, has received the go-ahead to operate its newly completed medical ganja pharmaceutical processing laboratory and operate its consumer dispensaries and provide spa services.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 marked the end of US President Joe Biden’s first year in office—and, by and large, his campaign promises on marijuana policy have so far gone unfilled.
And Two Marijuana Stocks To Consider this week Are: Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ:CGC) and Village Farms International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VFF).