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How Far is the UK from Legalising Marijuana?

How Far is the UK from Legalising Marijuana?

The United Kingdom is estimated to have more than 3.6 million regular cannabis users as well as a marijuana black market that is worth around £4.7 billion. Additionally, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis estimates that the cannabidiol (CBD) market in the UK, which is currently worth around £300 million per year, will be worth almost...

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Why You Shouldn’t Care if Your Cannabis is Sativa or Indica

Why You Shouldn’t Care if Your Cannabis is Sativa or Indica

Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis — you’ve probably already heard these terms being used to describe different species of cannabis. For centuries, people have been saying that sativa strains have a strong and uplifting ‘head high’, while indica strains supposedly have a more body-centred and relaxing high. And people have been basing...

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Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 2

Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 2

In the past few years, a lot has happened in the legislative world in regard to cannabis. Many states introduced laws that legalised or decriminalised marijuana, be it for recreational or medical purposes. However, even though there has been a lot of progress, marijuana is still mostly illegal, especially in Europe. So, you might be...

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Germany Imports First-Ever Medicinal Cannabis From Australia and Portugal

Germany Imports First-Ever Medicinal Cannabis From Australia and Portugal

On the 9th of September, the company Cannamedical® Pharma GmbH imported the first-ever medical cannabis from Portugal to Germany. This was the biggest-ever shipment of medical marijuana in the EU. What’s more, just a few days later, Cansativa GmbH imported the first-ever medical cannabis product from Australia to Germany. After the Canada-based cannabis investment firm...

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Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 1

Penalties for Cannabis Use, Possession and Supply in Europe — Part 1

In the past few years, a lot has happened in the legislative world in regard to cannabis. Many states introduced laws that legalised or decriminalised marijuana, be it for recreational or medical purposes. However, even though there has been a lot of progress, marijuana is still mostly illegal, especially in Europe. So, you might be...

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in the UK

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in the UK

In July 2019, a group of cross-party MPs, namely David Lammy (Labour Party), Sir Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat Party) and Jonathan Djanogly (Conservative Party), returned from a research trip to Canada and said that the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade. And, in fact, the Liberal Democrat Party is already officially backing...

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GMO-Hemp – Weed of the Future?

GMO-Hemp – Weed of the Future?

Is there a future for GMO-hemp? And what is GMO-hemp in the first place? Marijuana has been selectively bred for decades, which is why it is so much stronger today than it was, say, 20 years ago. But simple crossbreeding doesn’t constitute as genetic modification, which is what we are going to talk about today....

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Switzerland

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Switzerland

If you aren’t quite sure whether or not cannabis is legal in Switzerland or not, you aren’t the only one. Apparently, even the swiss police called for more clarity. With this article, Strain Insider aims to shine a light on the legal situation of cannabis in Switzerland and to bring some clarity for our readers....

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Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

On October 31, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled the marijuana prohibition law to be unconstitutional. This brought Mexico one step closer to marijuana legalization, but there are still a lot of things that need to happen before legalization is possible.   The status quo While marijuana is still not legal in Mexico, the Supreme Court’s...