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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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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....

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How One Man Got Italy to Legalise Cannabis Home Growing

How One Man Got Italy to Legalise Cannabis Home Growing

Is cannabis cultivation now legal in Italy? In December 2019, the Italian Supreme Court made headlines after declaring that ‘small-scale cultivation’ of cannabis should not be the primary focus of Italy’s legal aperture. Though not set in stone, the precedent sent shock waves throughout Europe and reopened a hotly contested topic for many political figures...

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Medical Cannabis Experiment In France Is Not The First

Medical Cannabis Experiment In France Is Not The First

More than just bringing patients one step closer to critical medicine, France’s medical cannabis pilot experiment will also serve as a helpful litmus test for the rest of Europe. And, as one of the EU’s most powerful economies explores cannabis, onlookers should be reminded the latest pilot isn’t the first in France. In fact, the...

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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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The 9 Best Countries to Grow Cannabis at Home in Europe

The 9 Best Countries to Grow Cannabis at Home in Europe

Growing your own cannabis is the best way to ensure the purity and quality of the product you are consuming. This is why many people seek to cultivate the plant on their own. However, due to the laws regulating cannabis in their country, many Europeans are facing heavy punishments when participating in this procedure. But...

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The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Portugal

The Legal Situation of Cannabis in Portugal

Portugal is world-renowned for decriminalising all illegal drugs back in 2001 and, thus, massively changing the legal situation of cannabis. Portugal’s different approach to the ‘war on drugs’ was seen as an absurdity at the time, but recent statistics show that the small Iberian country now has one of the lowest drug-induced mortality rates in...

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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 United Kingdom, which is currently worth around £300 million per year, will be worth...

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