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Fri
29
Apr

Europe’s first seed bank with registration to open in Copenhagen

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Finding high-quality cannabis seeds in Europe is about to get easier. Franchise Global Health announced that its Danish subsidiary, Rangers Pharmaceutical, will be Europe’s “first legal and registered” seed bank in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to an April 28 press release.

The seed bank is home to one of the largest collections of its kind with 286 strains, including several world-class genetics and winners of 19 High Times Cannabis Cups. The company has a footprint all over the globe, including Germany, Canada, Colombia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Portugal, and Denmark.

Mon
25
Apr

Amsterdam poised to shut down cannabis cafes to tourists

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Amsterdam, long a hazy haven for marijuana fans, could be poised to do the unthinkable.

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema says it is time to close the marijuana coffee shops because they are leading to too much trouble, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported.

Halsema told Amsterdam’s city councillors that the soft drug trade can lead to issues.

“Many of the major problems in the city are fuelled by the cannabis market: from nuisance caused by drug tourism to serious crime and violence. Banning sales to tourists is a necessary intervention… and the first step towards regulation,” Halsema said, according to Dutch News.

Thu
21
Apr

How CBD biomanufacturing could make Europe change and win the cannabis game

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In this special guest post Kevin Chen, Co-founder & CEO, Hyasynth Bio, a precision fermentation startup producing sustainable cannabinoids, and Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV make the case for European CBD biomanufacturing

Tue
29
Mar

How much THC can you legally eat or drink? - The EU sets the standard for cannabis-infused foods

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How much cannabis can you put in a drink or food in Europe?

The European Commission (EC), which is the regional unit charged with creating cannabis laws for all members of the EU, has finally released guidelines for the highest acceptable level of THC that can be allowed in hemp seed food products available for human consumption.

The Two-Part Regulation

The EC issued a two-tiered regulation. The first of them, which was authorized by the European Commission's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food, and Feed, says that oil obtained from hemp seed should not contain THC levels greater than 7.5mg/kg.

Mon
24
Jan

European cannabis legalisation has had no effect on the level of recreational use in young people

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Researchers in Sweden have published results of a study that set out to determine if changes in cannabis laws lead to an increase in recreational use in adolescents and young adults. Their findings showed that there was no support for the claim that cannabis legalisation increases the prevalence of cannabis use in people aged 15 to 34 years old.

Tue
14
Dec

European Union Increases THC Level For Industrial Hemp. Why Does It Matter?

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The European Parliament approved on November 24 to increase the THC level from 0.2% to 0.3% for hemp crops used for industrial purposes.

The rise of the THC level for industrial hemp is part of the measures of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms, which will enter into force in 2023. 

Farmers may receive EU subsidies if they use hemp varieties registered in the EU catalog with a maximum THC level of 0.3%.

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has made this achievement possible, representing the common interests of European hemp farmers.

Tue
16
Nov

The Future Of The Cannabis Industry In Europe: Q&A With Curaleaf International CEO Antonio Costanzo

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In March 2021, Curaleaf Holdings, one of the largest cannabis companies in the United States, acquired EMMAC Life Sciences Group (now Curaleaf International), one of the largest vertically integrated companies in the European medical cannabis landscape.

Curaleaf International was created by combining EMMAC’s scientific approach with Curaleaf’s expertise from the consumer side.

Given his experience in the medical cannabis industry, Antonio Costanzo has noticed clear progress in the market. He also thinks European countries will allow the use of recreational cannabis in the next four years.

Thu
11
Nov

Hemp Seed Oil Market size is anticipated to reach US$ 336.1 Mn by the end of 2030

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The global hemp seed oil market size is anticipated to reach US$ 336.1 Mn by the end of 2030. According to a study by Future Market Insights (FMI), the market will rise at an impressive 18.5% CAGR between 2020 and 2030. According to the report, the rising demand for sustainable products will drive growth in the market. The report offers a holistic market overview intended to help stakeholders get a better look and the prevailing trends and opportunities. Besides examining investment feasibility across key segments, the study also analyses threats to the market.

Thu
11
Nov

Europe CBD Oil Market Report 2026

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Industry Overview, Trends, Growth, Industry Report and Outlook

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Europe CBD Oil Market Report: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the europe CBD oil market to grow at a CAGR of around 23% during 2021-2026.

Thu
04
Nov

Medical Cannabis Market Anticipated to Reach $33.2 Billion By 2027

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The medical cannabis market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 18.4% crossing the value of $33.2 Billion by 2027.

While cannabis has a long history of medical use as a pain reliever and antispasmodic agent, for much of the modern era there existed a general lack of awareness among scientists and physicians of its medical benefits.

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