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BBC news reports that citizens of Ontario, Canada will soon be able to purchase cannabis products through their Uber apps. Under Canadian law, third party delivery of cannabis is still illegal. However, with Uber’s newest feature, customers will be able to purchase products for pick up. In April of 2021, Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowhashi, told CNBC that, “when the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it.” As of now, Uber has remained silent on whether they will introduce this feature in the U.S., or in other parts of Canada.
Weed has been cultivated in Afghanistan for centuries. In 2010, the U.N. reported that the country was the world’s largest supplier of cannabis. However, under Afghanistan’s previous regime, cannabis was still illegal. The criminalization of cannabis remains in effect under the Taliban, who vowed to crack down the country’s cannabis production, according to Alabrabiya News. However, in a strange turn of events, the Taliban regime announced on Tuesday, November 23th, their partnership with Australian company, Cpharm. As part of the partnership, the company will grow cannabis in Afghanistan, reports Marijuana Moment. The company agreed to invest an initial $400 million dollars to set up a production factory in the Islamic state. Quari Saeed Khosty, a spokesperson for the Taliban, posted a statement on his Twitter. In it, he announced that, “by establishing this factory, Cpharm Company will use cannabis produced in Afghanistan to make spices and a kind of cream.”
Germany to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
German leaders have announced that they now have a formal agreement to legalize cannabis throughout the country. News of the announcement began to spread last week. However, lawmakers made it official on Wednesday, November 24th, reports Marijuana Moment. The personal possession of cannabis in small amounts is already decriminalized in Germany; but the proposal aims to create an adult-use cannabis market. The government will also establish drug-checking services, reports CNN. As part of this, people can have illicit drugs tested for contaminants, without any legal repercussions. The governing coalition, aka the traffic-light coalition, will review its effects in four years time to assess its social impact on the country.