Europe

Thu
24
Sep

Hemp and Novel Foods in Europe

European Industrial Hemp Association Managing Director Lorenza Romanese tells MCN about Novel Foods legislation and industrial hemp in the EU.

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), founded in 2005, is the only pan-European membership body serving the industrial hemp sector, boasting members from 25 EU Member States and 12 third countries.

Wed
23
Sep

The future of medical cannabis: regulation, capital raising, and investments

Hill Dickinson Senior Associate Rohit Fogla explores the UK’s regulatory landscape concerning cannabis finance.

As policy on cannabis in the UK and Europe continues to evolve, Rohit Fogla, Senior Associate at Hill Dickinson LLP, outlines the current regulatory regime for medical cannabis, capital raising and investment options for enterprises and investors operating in this sector.

Fri
18
Sep

Top tips for safely launching your medical cannabis products in Europe

Marc Stegeman of ProPharma Group outlines the factors business owners need to consider when moving into the growing European market.

Wed
16
Sep

Legislating THC in Food

As laws for cannabis use change, so do the laws that govern the particular cannabinoids that make up the plant, namely CBD and THC, and how and where they are used. Whereas CBD has already been regulated differently in many places, THC is often left with no regulation at all when it comes to use in edible products.

It has become more commonplace for CBD to be separated from the rest of the cannabis plant, and regulated differently, with the main reason being that since it contains no psychoactive properties, it shouldn’t be treated the same as substances that are psychoactive. With more recreational markets opening, and more food-based products hitting the market, the question of how THC is legislated in food is becoming more of a question.

Wed
09
Sep

Forced Legalizations: EU & France Battle it out Over CBD Laws

France and the EU have been fighting it out in court over import laws concerning a CBD case. If the EU wins it means a forced legalization of CBD across the entire EU… But if France wins, could it be the beginning of the end for CBD?

Thu
03
Sep

These Are The Weed Markets Outside Of The U.S. That Should Get Your Attention

Canada and the U.S. currently generate a majority of the cannabis industry’s revenue. While both countries are significant factors as the market matures, other nations will take up a share as well.

For example, Mexico, New Zealand and several other countries are considering adult use legalization, and could assume their place in the global market.

Several cannabis industry experts told Benzinga that several regions and nations are already ones to keep an eye on when tracking the global marijuana growth.

Mon
24
Aug

The European Hemp Scene

Hemp’s landscape in Europe is getting trimmed. How will this affect hemp use for the people?

When we think of the EU’s hemp scene we conjure up images of smoky Dutch coffee shops and huge increases in CBD oil usage in Germany.

However, this is swiftly changing as herds of new legislation is being introduced in the continent.

Thu
06
Aug

Cannabis Tourism Could Help Cities Struggling Due to COVID-19

Cannabis tourism is not a new concept.

For many decades vacationers have flocked to cannabis hotspots like Amsterdam, Jamaica, Thailand, and other international destinations often associated with cannabis, albeit unregulated cannabis.

Options for legal cannabis tourism have increased in recent years with the spread of cannabis reform. Canada is a particularly popular destination these days because of the implementation of cannabis legalization.

Tue
04
Aug

EC Attempting To “Kill” EU Hemp Sector

The European Commission is poised to kill the EU’s hemp sector claims the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).

It says the EC recently arrived at a preliminary conclusion that extracts from industrial hemp, which would include cannabidiol, qualify as drugs in EU legislation. This has thrown a spanner into the works for current Novel Food applicants, with the freezing of all applications relating to hemp extracts and natural cannabinoids under Novel Food Regulation. However, synthetic cannabinoids are not included.

Fri
31
Jul

European Commission hits pause on natural CBD products — but synthetic CBD is okay

The European Commission (EC) has suspended new applications for food products containing natural CBD while it considers labelling such products as “narcotics-related.”

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