Russia Condemns Canada’s Cannabis Legalization

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned Canada’s recent legalization of adult-use cannabis, according to a Newsweek report. The Ministry said in an official statement that the move was a breach of Canada’s “international legal obligations.” “We expect Canada’s partners in the G7 to respond to its “high-handedness” because this alliance has repeatedly declared its adherence to the […]

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Russian Banking Pioneers Betting on U.S. Cannabis Reforms

Two Russian banking pioneers are envisioning sweeping cannabis reforms in the U.S. and are bringing the same attitude to the industry that they had during the fall of the Soviet Union and its transition to capitalism. In an interview with Bloomberg, Boris Jordan, who co-founded Renaissance Capital more than 20 years ago, equated the cannabis […]

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Russian Government Attempts to Silence U.S.-Based Cannabis Educator

The Russian government has distanced itself from a growing trend of international cannabis normalization with a fruitless and comedic attempt at controlling the free speech rights of a U.S. citizen. Medical cannabis entrepreneur and educator Jerry Whiting was warned this week by the Russian government to stop distributing information online related to the growing of cannabis. “I was flattered […]

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Russia Threatens to Ban Wikipedia Over Hashish Article

The Russian government is threatening to block the entirety of Wikipedia from the Russian net over a page that explains how to make Charas, a type of a hashish. Roskomnadzor, the internet division of the Kremlin, wrote to Wikipedia administrators claiming that it would take down Wikipedia in Russia if the Charas page wasn’t removed. […]

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