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In Latest Market Rout, Cannabis Industry Is No Shelter

In Latest Market Rout, Cannabis Industry Is No Shelter

For many cannabis companies, the latest financial crash could not have come at a worse time. The velocity and gradient at which global equity markets fell had not been felt since 2008. This drop reached epic proportions on March 9, 2020, as major exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) tripped first-level circuit breakers...

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CBD is Still a Novel Food in Germany

CBD is Still a Novel Food in Germany

On March 3, 2020, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) announced that Germany would be backing initiatives to lift cannabidiol (CBD) products from the novel foods list. The cannabis media space quickly swelled with relevant headlines, celebrating a new milestone for the industry, with people claiming that CBD is no longer a novel food in...

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Cannabis Doesn’t Have a Gender Problem, Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Have a Gender Problem, Yet

No matter one’s focus, the digitisation of nearly every facet of our lives offers hundreds if not thousands of new opportunities. Entrepreneurs, investors and founders in the cannabis sector, like everyone else, have all been watching the technology space. From a business perspective, this is likely an excellent strategy. Cannabis folks should, however, make sure...

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Domestic Cultivation is the Next Step for European Cannabis

Domestic Cultivation is the Next Step for European Cannabis

The cannabis industry in Europe and abroad has been marked by a series of landslide shifts in regulations. As it’s happening, and related stocks skyrocket, onlookers rush into the cannabis space with the next brightest idea. Few, however, have thoroughly examined this ambiguous period before the regulatory shift. Related: All You Need To Know About CBD...

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Switzerland Unofficially Launches Cannabis Pilot, What’s Next?

Switzerland Unofficially Launches Cannabis Pilot, What’s Next?

Unlike France’s upcoming cannabis trial, Switzerland will be pursuing an altogether more ambitious project. Though the Swiss government would monitor a larger number of users, the pilot will test the viability of legalising recreational cannabis in Switzerland. Related: How Germany’s Hemp Association Fights Cannabis Criminalisation Indeed, the stakes are much higher — but, if successful, Europe...

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CBD Beauty Care Faces Challenges In Spite Of Hype

CBD Beauty Care Faces Challenges In Spite Of Hype

Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is enjoying serious traction in the world of beauty care. Face creams, bath bombs, conditioners and primers are now featuring CBD around the world. And, as the likes of Sephora, Ulta and even the Kardashians adopt similar products, many are asking if the hype is justified.   Grey...

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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....