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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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What Europe Can Learn From Canadian Cannabis Companies

What Europe Can Learn From Canadian Cannabis Companies

Although recreational cannabis has been legal for over a year in Canada, the country is still facing a number of regulatory hurdles. For firms in Europe, it’s critical that they keep a close eye on how businesses like Aphria, Canopy Growth and Tilray react under such conditions.  Related: The Most Profitable Business Sectors Within the European...

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Bruce Linton on Cannabis, Europe, and Entrepreneurship in 2020

Bruce Linton on Cannabis, Europe, and Entrepreneurship in 2020

Anyone entering the cannabis industry for the first time will quickly stumble upon a few key names. Celebrities like Snoop Dogg may indeed be the first to come to mind, but someone like Bruce Linton is certainly a close second. Related: Europe Expected to Lead Global Cannabis Market by 2024 Being the co-founder of one of...

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Brexit & General Elections: UK Cannabis Scene on Hold

Brexit & General Elections: UK Cannabis Scene on Hold

With elections on the horizon and a murky Brexit conclusion, regulatory progress in the UK cannabis sector looks to be on hold.   Political turmoil makes headlines but not much else The Brexit limbo has had several unfavourable effects on financial markets across the board. Even in 2016, large firms began exploring alternative major capitals...