Chinese companies hope to cash in on cannabis

Investors from China are keen to grow non-intoxicating strains of cannabis in Myanmar for medicinal or industrial use, but that won’t happen without change to the anti-narcotics law. By HEIN THAR | FRONTIER COMPANIES IN China have expressed strong interest in growing cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes in Myanmar, although legal cultivation of even […]

Mandalay Court Collects US$227,000 for American’s Bail in Cannabis Plantation Case

MANDALAY—The Myingyan District Court in Mandalay ordered a bail bondsman involved a prominent cannabis case to pay 325 million kyats (US$227,000) on Tuesday, as the US citizen involved in the case has failed to appear in court in violation of his bail. Dr. Khin Maung Win, a bail bondsman for US citizen John Fredric Todoroki, […]

Jailed American’s Family Pleads to US, Myanmar Govts in Hemp Case

The family of US citizen John Frederic Todoroki, who was accused of growing marijuana in Mandalay’s Nganzun Township, has appealed to the Myanmar government for help, pleading that Todoroki only tried to help Myanmar farmers growing industrial hemp and did not commit any drug-related crimes. The family sent the letters to Myanmar State Counselor Daw […]

Lawyer: US man had Myanmar’s permission to grow cannabis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and police were confusing hemp with recreational marijuana, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Thein Than Oo said that John Fredric Todoroki and the […]