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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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How Far is Germany from Legalising Marijuana?

How Far is Germany from Legalising Marijuana?

When thinking about the latest developments of medical marijuana in Europe, Germany is potentially one of the main countries that comes to mind. When the German government decided to fully legalise medical marijuana as one of the first countries within the European Union, it undoubtedly came as a welcoming surprise for many cannabis enthusiasts around...

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Countries that Changed their Cannabis Legislation in 2018

Countries that Changed their Cannabis Legislation in 2018

The year 2018 has been a big year for the legalization of cannabis, be it in terms of medical or recreational use. The following is a list of all nations that changed their legislation in favor of cannabis during 2018. Let’s dive right in. Related: The Difference between Medical and Recreational Marijuana Greece On the 1st...