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Italy Legalises Small-Scale Cannabis Cultivation, Specifics Remain Unclear

Italy Legalises Small-Scale Cannabis Cultivation, Specifics Remain Unclear

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...

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What to Expect for European Cannabis in 2020

What to Expect for European Cannabis in 2020

While many Canadian cannabis firms struggled in 2019, much of the conversation revolved around European markets. From supply chain management, forward-thinking legislation, and a greater wealth of knowledge, the European Union looks to be stepping out in front. And with a projected market in the hundreds of millions, many in the space are paying close...

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Cannabis Media Isn’t a Walk in the Park, Just Ask Thomas King Forçade

Cannabis Media Isn’t a Walk in the Park, Just Ask Thomas King Forçade

Founded in 1974 by the rambunctious underground journalist Thomas King Forçade, High Times became the preeminent cannabis and counterculture publication of its kind. It platformed the ‘cream of the underground press,’ including William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Hunter S. Thompson, and many others.  Following the recent legalisation of marijuana in the 2010s, the publication looked to...

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The Story of Bedrocan and Dutch Cannabis

The Story of Bedrocan and Dutch Cannabis

Holland has played a special role in supporting cannabis development since the early 1990s, long before the green gold rush kicked off in 2018. From progressive regulations and a focus on health to a little-known produce farmer deciding to plant the first seeds to supply the medical cannabis space in the country, the Netherlands has...

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‘Cannabis 2.0’ Underway, What Will This Mean For Europe?

‘Cannabis 2.0’ Underway, What Will This Mean For Europe?

This week marked the one-year anniversary since cannabis was legalised in Canada. It also marks the beginning of the ‘Cannabis 2.0’ wave of cannabis-infused products. From edibles and beverages to vaporizers, Canadians will now be exposed to a broad range of new ways to consume.   Slow to start, but no surprises Although cannabis companies...

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European Investment Waits for Green Light Before Entering Cannabis

European Investment Waits for Green Light Before Entering Cannabis

Despite forecasts predicting Europe’s inevitable dominance of the cannabis markets, a vague regulatory stance in EU member states is still a major obstacle. But, as political leaders put trials in place to better explore the sector, more and more entrepreneurs are waking up to the possibilities in cannabis. From cultivation and ancillary services to packaged...

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