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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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The Important Role of Cannabis in the 2020 US election

The Important Role of Cannabis in the 2020 US election

Cannabis is one of the major topics of discussion in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. At the moment, the legislation around cannabis in the U.S. is still quite confusing. Most states legalised cannabis for medical use, and some legalised it for adult use or recreational consumption, but cannabis is still illegal at a federal level...

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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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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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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...