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New Cannabis Laws in France May Pause Sector Growth

New Cannabis Laws in France May Pause Sector Growth

Study after study has revealed that France is Europe’s number one consumer of cannabis. And, though this interest has turned the country into a budding market, recent regulations may put growth on pause. Beginning this month, cannabis users in France will be penalised with a €200 on-the-spot fine if caught with the plant. Related: How Germany’s...

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How Germany’s Hemp Association Fights Cannabis Criminalisation

How Germany’s Hemp Association Fights Cannabis Criminalisation

On September 18, 2019, the District Court of Bernau, Berlin, dealt with three offences concerning the personal use of cannabis and the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Now, two of these cases got forwarded to the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, which means it has to examine whether the constitution even permits the criminal...

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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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The Legal Situation of Hemp, Marijuana and CBD in the EU in 2019

The Legal Situation of Hemp, Marijuana and CBD in the EU in 2019

Although it is estimated that up to 30 million Europeans are frequently enjoying the relaxing and mind-altering effects of marijuana, the female cannabis plant has been strictly prohibited for recreational purposes for decades in most European nations. While we are now definitely able to see that the cannabis movement is gaining some momentum, the legal...

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Cannabis Industry Weekly Roundup – March 2019

Cannabis Industry Weekly Roundup – March 2019

Strain Insider aims to provide a roundup of the cannabis industry once a week. Subscribe to the Strain Insider newsletter and never miss the most important events of the cannabis industry again. During the first week of March 2019, the cannabis industry had some considerable events that are mostly positive for cannabis enthusiasts and investors....

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Cyprus Approves new Medical Marijuana Bill

Cyprus Approves new Medical Marijuana Bill

According to philenews, a Greek news distributor, a new bill has been approved that should extend the legislation of medical marijuana in the Republic of Cyprus this Friday.  After a decade of debating, companies are finally allowed to produce medicinal cannabis in Cyprus. This is not only a big step towards a worldwide acceptance of...

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Cannabis Industry Weekly Roundup – December 8

Cannabis Industry Weekly Roundup – December 8

Strain Insider aims to provide a roundup of the cannabis industry once a week. Subscribe to the Strain Insider newsletter and never miss the most important events of the cannabis industry again. The first week of December was undoubtedly an exciting time for the cannabis industry. With significant news from three major Canadian cannabis producers...

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Aurora Buys ICC and Becomes Industry Leader

Aurora Buys ICC and Becomes Industry Leader

On November 22, the Canada-based company Aurora Cannabis Inc. acquired International Cannabis Corporation (ICC) for an aggregated purchase price of $290 million, making ICC a full-fledged subsidiary of Aurora Cannabis Inc. According to Neil Belot, who is the Chief Global Business Development Officer of Aurora, the Uruguayan company is Aurora’s strategic partner of choice since...

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Greece issues Licenses for Medical Cannabis

Greece issues Licenses for Medical Cannabis

Update: As of January 2020, Greece has issued 26 licenses for growing medicinal cannabis. Greek medical marijuana has already entered the market, and analysts at Prohibition Partners expect the domestic medical marijuana market could be worth €2 billion by 2028. Furthermore, the industry is expected to attract up to €360 million in investments and generate...

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Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

Hope for Legal Marijuana in Mexico

Update: The Mexican government is continuously progressing with its recreational marijuana program. At this point, Mexican lawmakers are aiming to pass a bill that should legalize the recreational use of cannabis in April 2020. Strain Insider recently spoke with the former Mexican president and cannabis advocate Vincente Fox, who gave precious insights on the situation surrounding recreational marijuana...

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