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Still No Supply For Polish Medical Cannabis Patients

Still No Supply For Polish Medical Cannabis Patients

Since Poland legalised the use of medical cannabis in 2017, it has been suffering from supply issues. The current number of Polish medical cannabis patients far exceeds the amount of imported cannabis from the likes of Bedrocan. The health community is also lacking education on matters related to prescribing cannabis and identifying eligible sicknesses. Related: Know...

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Cannabis is Gaining in France, Drug Reform Overdue

Cannabis is Gaining in France, Drug Reform Overdue

For a group of activists in Paris, France, the upcoming medical cannabis experiment is only the beginning. It’s the first step in changing the way the country thinks about drugs, addiction and healthcare. And the French government’s cannabis trial is just one piece of a much larger vision. Related: European Commission to Unify Stance on Cannabis...

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The German Startup Scene is Making Room for Cannabis

The German Startup Scene is Making Room for Cannabis

As the German economy gears up to adopt cannabis, so, too, are the country’s small businesses and startups. With positive political attention, high demand for recreational cannabis and a booming startup scene, Berlin looks likely to profit the most. It is for this reason that the German entrepreneur Finn Age Hänsel is calling the city...

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European Commission to Unify Stance on Cannabis in March 2020

European Commission to Unify Stance on Cannabis in March 2020

One of the greatest advantages of the European Union is its so-called single market. It offers member states the ability to move goods and services smoothly across borders. It boosts local economies by offering small businesses access to a much larger market. It has also attracted many companies from outside of the EU to participate....

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Expert Compares European Cannabis to Tech in the 90s

Expert Compares European Cannabis to Tech in the 90s

Many companies are applying a similar investment thesis that is used in the technology sector to the emerging world of cannabis. The idea follows that one company will not do everything. Instead, the sector will be cut up into smaller, more manageable pieces, with firms delegating extraction, branding, and so forth to the relevant specialists....

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How One Man Got Italy to Legalise Cannabis Home Growing

How One Man Got Italy to Legalise Cannabis Home Growing

Is cannabis cultivation now legal in Italy? In December 2019, the Italian Supreme Court made headlines after declaring that ‘small-scale cultivation’ of cannabis should not be the primary focus of Italy’s legal aperture. Though not set in stone, the precedent sent shock waves throughout Europe and reopened a hotly contested topic for many political figures...

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Medical Cannabis Experiment In France Is Not The First

Medical Cannabis Experiment In France Is Not The First

More than just bringing patients one step closer to critical medicine, France’s medical cannabis pilot experiment will also serve as a helpful litmus test for the rest of Europe. And, as one of the EU’s most powerful economies explores cannabis, onlookers should be reminded the latest pilot isn’t the first in France. In fact, the...

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European Cannabis Discourse Is Mostly Canadian, and That’s a Problem

European Cannabis Discourse Is Mostly Canadian, and That’s a Problem

Federal legalisation of cannabis in Canada has made overnight experts of a handful of commentators from the country. Now, as many feel the latest market pinch, these same experts are looking to bring discussions to Europe. Unfortunately, the EU speaks a much different language. Apples and Oranges Analysts have waxed poetic for the past year...

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North Macedonia Plants Cannabis To Boost Economy

North Macedonia Plants Cannabis To Boost Economy

In European cannabis, the EU’s top economies are also the top players. But when investors look beyond the Western Bloc, there exists a bounty of unforeseen opportunities. Be it attractive legal frameworks, low overhead costs or a rich agricultural history, the continent is full of unexpected potential. North Macedonia, in particular, seems to be the...

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All You Need To Know About CBD Regulations In Europe

All You Need To Know About CBD Regulations In Europe

With so much hype surrounding cannabidiol (CBD), from medical applications and skincare to investment opportunities and beyond, it can be difficult to hash out the truth around this curious substance. Not only that, but European entrepreneurs looking to enter the space are often faced with similar complexity from EU regulators. Put the two together, and...