Portugal’s Industrial Hemp Farmers Feel the Burn of New Regulation

Portugal is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the medicinal cannabis field, but as regulations have changed to promote medical cannabis, major damage has been caused to Portugal’s industrial hemp farmers.

In some ways, Portugal greatly stands out from other European countries when it comes to the regulation of illicit – and, well, all – substances, including cannabis. While nothing was technically made legal under Portuguese law, a 2001 law decriminalized “consumption, acquisition and possession of drugs for personal consumption.”


First Cannabis Export Allowed into Israel will Improve Patient Access


Tilray has signed an agreement for a 2.5 tonne export agreement with Canndoc to address growing demand for medical cannabis in Israel.


New Portuguese growing operation to supply German cannabis market

A European consortium backed by American cash is set to invest millions of dollars in a new operation in Portugal designed to supply the booming German medical cannabis market.

And cannabis financial market analysts are calling out Portugal as a prime  location for those companies looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing European market. Health Europe reports that Cannexpor Pharma has secured permission from the Portuguese authorities for new indoor and outdoor cannabis growing facilities in the region of Coimbra, about 100 miles north of the capital Lisbon.


The African origins of cannabis culture and how it got to the U.S.

Did you know that the roots of today's cannabis culture can be traced back to the African continent from hundreds of years ago? According to Dr. Chris Duvall, author of The African Roots of Marijuana, the forgotten history of global cannabis culture continues to have contemporary influence, writes Timothy Harris


Germany receives first medical cannabis imports from Portugal and Australia

Germany received its first imports of medicinal cannabis from Portugal and Australia this week. Two German companies took delivery of the shipments that will be used for testing purposes and to supply the country’s growing demand for medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2017.

In Cologne, Cannamedical Pharma received a commercial shipment of cannabis from a company in Portugal. Although the company did not identify the shipper, last month Tilray Portugal announced that it had come to an agreement with Cannamedical to export medicinal cannabis to Germany.


Another Canadian Company sets up Portuguese growing operation

Portugal’s California-like weather has seen a third Canadian company look to establish a cannabis cultivation footprint in the country.

First it was Tilray, then it was Aurora and now The Flowr Corporation is set to grow cannabis in the country. Flowr has announced plans to acquire the remaining 80% stake in Portuguese firm Holigen which has established a huge cannabis operation in Aljustrel, about 100 miles south east of the capital Lisbon.


Germany orders 3 million euros of cannabis from Tilray Portugal

The Canadian company, which opened its medical cannabis production plant in Cantanhede in the Coimbra district this year, and recently leased 20 hectares of production land in Reguengos de Monsaraz, near Évora, has signed an initial supply contract of 3.3 million dollars (approximately three million euros) with Cannamedical Pharma to increase the distribution of medical cannabis products to German patients.

The export operation is expected to be carried out in the autumn, being "the first of its kind that Tilray will conduct from its Portugal facility to supply patients in Germany," the company explained.


Tilray signs first deal to supply pot to Europe out of new Portugal facility

Tilray Inc. has signed its first agreement to supply a European Union country with cannabis from its recently opened facility in Portugal, the company announced early Wednesday morning.

The freshly inked contract with Cannamedical Pharma GmbH to export $3.3 million worth of cannabis to medical patients in Germany gives Tilray TLRY, +3.45%  access to a country with a population and gross domestic product that are twice the size of its home country, Canada. The deal also marks another step for Tilray and its global ambitions, Chief Executive Brendan Kennedy said in a telephone interview.


Tilray® increases international export capacity with new outdoor cultivation site in Portugal

Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda.


Flowr Ships clones to support start-up of operations in Portugal

The Flowr Corporation (TSXV: FLWR; OTC: FLWPF) (“Flowr” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Holigen Holdings Limited (“Holigen”), which Flowr is in the process of acquiring the remaining 80.2% interest, subject to regulatory approval, has through its subsidiary RPK Biopharma, Unipessoal Lda, received permission from INFARMED to plant cannabis at the Aljustrel project in Portugal.


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