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How Far is Spain From Legalising Marijuana?

How Far is Spain From Legalising Marijuana?

Slightly over a year ago, in October of 2018, the Spanish far-left political party Podemos proposed measures that would completely legalise cannabis throughout the entirety of Spain. However, even if Podemos’ plan to completely legalise cannabis would end up succeeding, the changes wouldn’t be implemented immediately and it would still be a long way until...

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The History of Cannabis Cultivation

The History of Cannabis Cultivation

The history of cannabis cultivation goes very far back, and people have been benefiting from cannabis plants in multiple ways ever since the plant was discovered. From medicine over food to biofuel, the possibilities are plentiful and researchers are set on discovering new ways to implement it into our daily lives. Every single nation on...

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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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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Spain 

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Spain 

Some cannabis tourists have declared Barcelona as the ‘new Amsterdam’, with better weather, more beautiful nature and cheaper prices. The Spanish pendants to the coffeeshops in Amsterdam are called ‘social clubs’ and they offer a variety of different strains, seats and entertainment facilities. But is cannabis really legal in Spain? What is the legal situation...

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in France 

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in France 

There was a time when dozens of ‘CBD cafés’ suddenly opened up across France. While this event dates back to June 2018, the legalisation debate is still a very hot topic in France to this day. So, did cannabis already get legalised in France? What’s the legal situation of cannabis in France like today? Let’s...

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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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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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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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The History of Cannabis in Europe

The History of Cannabis in Europe

Different European civilizations have used cannabis for millennia. In fact, cannabis has been one of the most important crops for mankind up to the 20th century. At this point in our European history, some forms of cannabis were banned. Related: Nowadays, cannabis is making a comeback, not as a recreational drug, but as a medicinal...

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