Europe

Fri
09
Nov

Off to MjBizCon next week? Rethink your out of office auto-reply

There are so many new cannabis tradeshows around the world and meetings with investors to be had that travelling in the cannabis industry is no surprise.

You have your plane ticket and you’re ready to go. The only thing left to do is set your out-of-office auto-reply so clients know you’re away.

Thu
01
Nov

Medical cannabis can now be prescribed in the UK

More people in the UK will have access to medical cannabis as of today following last month’s announcement that the rules around prescribing cannabis would be relaxed.

The change in law follows the stories of high profile cases such as Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley, both children who have suffered from epilepsy whose symptoms have been alleviated by using cannabis oil.

“I have personally seen how my son’s life has changed due to the medical cannabis he is now prescribed,” Alfie’s mother Hannah Deacon said in welcoming the shift. “As a family we were facing his death. Now we are facing his life, full of joy and hope which is something I wish for each and every person in this country who could benefit from this medicine.”

Fri
26
Oct

Georgia could become the first country to export legal marijuana

Overseas cannabis sales could pump hundreds of millions of dollars a year into the Georgian economy.

The former Soviet state of Georgia has galloped from scrapping criminal penalties for marijuana use to introducing legislation to allow marijuana exports -- in just a year.

Mon
08
Oct

Prescription cannabis to be available in UK within weeks

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved medicinal cannabis for rescheduling in Parliament and is expected to make an announcement within the next couple of weeks allowing specialist physicians to prescribe marijuana-derived products to qualifying patients.

The previous policy mandated that cannabis medicine only be allowed for patients with exceptional cases who had been reviewed by experts, but soon individuals living with chronic pain, epilepsy, chemotherapy-related nausea, and multiple sclerosis will be eligible to obtain medical marijuana products by prescription.

Wed
03
Oct

Cafe selling CBD flower and infused coffee opens in Ireland

Bloom’s Café isn’t much like its Amsterdam counterparts, but it does serve a nice cup of cannabis-infused coffee.

Ireland may not have legal adult-use cannabis with the country’s Minister of Health only allowing medicinal use on a case-by-case basis.

But legal barriers haven’t prevented Blooms Cafe from becoming the first cafe in Ireland to sell cannabis flower and infused coffee. Located in Waterford City, Blooms sells cannabis and hemp botanicals that are rich in CBD but have negligible (i.e. legal) levels of THC.

Mon
01
Oct

Schoolchildren in Russian Republic of Buryatia may face mandatory drug screenings

Similar proposals have been swiftly condemned in the past as violations of human rights.

If administrators in the Russian Republic of Buryatia get their way, students in the region may soon be required to take drug tests.

The move is similar to past proposals, many of which have been quickly condemned as human rights violations.

Schoolchildren Could Face Mandatory Drug Tests

As reported by Russia Today, the Republic of Buryatia is now considering implementing a new drug policy. And the way many people see it, the proposal could be a draconian and heavy handed attempt to vilify cannabis.

Mon
01
Oct

7 Reasons to use CBD for women under 30

CBD doesn’t just treat one condition, it treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit. That’s why CBD for women holds such powerful potential to generate wellness.

We live in a society that often waits to treat medical conditions until they become debilitating. Meanwhile, millions of young women are struggling to live their best lives due to subtle mental and physical ailments. They’re always just a little too stressed, a little tired, or a little too achy. CBD for women is a powerful solution as it tackles a number of these conditions—all at once and holistically. After all, many of them are connected. Anxiety and stress can lead to less sleep which can lead to more stress which can lead to acne or affect our sex lives…you see where this is going.

Tue
25
Sep

Hungarian bioengineering giant developing cannabinoid production process

Hungarian biotech giant is using an engineered yeast strain to “brew” cannabinoids via fermentation.

The extraction of cannabinoids from cannabis plants is a huge and growing industry. From edibles to portable vape cartridges, cannabinoid extraction makes all kinds of products possible. There are several different methods of extracting cannabinoids from the plant. But all of them are resource-intensive processes requiring large quantities of raw cannabis.

Tue
25
Sep

European investors are hungry for a taste of cannabis stocks

Pot is hot in the Great White North and so frenzied that fears of a bubble are rippling through the industry.

For investors watching from across the Atlantic, the question is when they can place bets on cannabis in local markets. Canadian cannabis-related stocks have rocketed ahead of the full legalization of recreational weed in the country on Oct 17.

Big beer companies have entered the fray, valuations are sky-high and just mentioning marijuana can make a share jump, earning weed stocks comparisons to the Bitcoin mania that gripped markets last year. Short sellers are already on the attack.

Wed
19
Sep

A Canadian cannabis company will be the first to import legal weed to the US — and its stock is surging

Tilray shares were up more than 11% in early trading Tuesday after the British Columbia-based cannabis producer received approval from US officials to import medical marijuana for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego.

The drugs, imported in capsule form, are designed to treat essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and uncontrollable shaking that can make it difficult for patients to perform every day tasks like eating, drinking, or writing. It’s expected to begin in early 2019.

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