Europe

Fri
13
Sep

European novel food regulation – What’s it all about?

Makers and sellers of CBD products should be conforming to the European Union’s Novel Food regime introduced in January this year.

But, as things stand, just one firm Cannabis Pharma, a Czech Republic company, has made an application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with a handful of others said to be in the pipeline.

Mon
09
Sep

First Colombian CBD exports shipped to Europe

The first two batches of Colombian CBD have been exported to Europe as the South American country steps-up efforts to become a leading global player.

The Colombian government recently granted its first CBD isolate export permit to PharmaCielo and it has now shipped its first batch to the Swiss firm Creso Pharma. Meanwhile, Bogota-based Clever Leaves has successfully cleared U.K. customs with a batch of Colombian CBD destined for the booming British retail market.

Wed
04
Sep

Hemp cultivation in Europe

Hemp cultivation in Europe is well established with a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Currently, it is estimated that Europe cultivates up to 25% of the world's hemp. France alone accounted for 40% of the European production, with at least 20 other countries contributing to the European Union's total.

European hemp cultivation has been on a major upswing for the last several years, as producers and consumers become more excited about new usage opportunities.

Tue
27
Aug

Top 10 CBD oil products in Europe 2019

The European continent is hungry for cannabis. However, it’s not about marijuana and its psycho-active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but its little brother cannabidiol (CBD). As most of our readers probably already know, this cannabinoid is said to come with a myriad of health benefits, which is why Strain Insider started to look out for the best CBD oils available on the European market.

Tue
27
Aug

Uganda: EU approves Uganda's bid to export marijuana

A team from the European Union has approved Uganda's medical marijuana products, paving the way for local cannabis growers to tap into the global legal marijuana market.

Sources told Daily Monitor that a team of medical cannabis inspectors from the Netherlands inspected marijuana gardens in Hima, Kasese District between July 29 and August 4. They met in Kampala before they issued a certificate of compliance to Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd covering (August 6, 2019 - August 5, 2020.)

Mr Benjamin Cadet, a company director, at the weekend confirmed EU approval and explained that Industrial Globus Uganda Ltd is a trading company for a joint venture between Industrial Hemp Uganda and Together Pharma of Israel.

Wed
21
Aug

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.

Fri
16
Aug

Luxembourg becoming first EU State to fully legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is to become the first European Union country to fully legalize cannabis.

Fri
16
Aug

How to become a cannabis entrepreneur in Europe

Although Canada and the U.S. remain the unchallenged leaders of the recreational marijuana business, the European continent is actually in a cannabis frenzy right now. Particularly hot is the non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD). In the words of Bruce Linton, former CEO of Canopy Growth Corp, “Europe is a big deal.”

Tue
13
Aug

Europe: How the novel food authorisation is affecting the CBD oil industry

It was announced on January 2019 that the European Food Safety Association, EFSA is about to make a decision in order to classify CBD oil and other CBD products as a novel food. This decision was announced at the Novel Food Commission meeting which was held in Brussels in 2016. This led to a final imminent decision very soon and EFSA considered CBD products as Novel Food.

Wed
07
Aug

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