Europe

Fri
31
May

Are CBD cannabis flowers legal in the European Union?

Every European who actively observed the cannabis industry over the past few years most probably stumbled across cannabis buds or flowers that were claimed to be legal in the whole European Union. Said products are often presented as CBD hemp flowers and are available in many different strains and tastes.

Simultaneously, hemp stores across Europe are being raided and occasionally even shut down by the local police for selling illegal hemp products. In Munich, Germany, the police recently raided 14 cannabidiol and hemp shops on the same day. So one might rightfully ask: are CBD hemp flowers actually legal in the EU?

Tue
28
May

International Cannabis secures exclusive Master License for revolutionary cannabinoid extraction technology

ICC International Cannabis Corp. (CSE: WRLD.U) (FWB: 8K51) (OTC: WLDCF) (“ICC” or “International Cannabis” or the “Company”)) is pleased to announce the Company has secured the exclusive European master license to the Affinity Alpha Unit (“Affinity Technology” or “Affinity Unit”), a revolutionary cannabinoid extraction system.

Tue
28
May

France: The next big profit opportunity in medical marijuana

Earlier this month, my wife and I spent a week in Paris to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. While there, I struck up a conversation with a French doctor at a sidewalk café. As is often the case when someone learns what I do for a living, the subject soon turned to investing.

I was surprised by what I learned, and excited by the opportunity for profit that might be just around the corner. More about that further below.

Most European nations are more progressive than the United States when it comes to social programs, especially those involving medical treatment. However, France is actually more conservative than the U.S. regarding the use of medical marijuana. The penalties for the illegal use of marijuana in France, even for valid medical reasons, can include:

Mon
27
May

This EU Country has become the first to allow free sale of CBD

Bulgaria has issued its first authorization for a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products freely, in open markets.

According to official documents procured exclusively, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, have issued a Free Certificate of Sale for a series of products containing CBD. The products, produced by Kannaway, a subsidiary of publicly traded cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), are now certified to “comply fully with relevant requirements of the Law on Foodstuffs of Republic of Bulgaria and of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of European Parliament and the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.”

The permit also allows for exports.

Tue
21
May

A brief history of CBD

CBD – short for Cannabidiol – is a compound inside hemp and cannabis that was first discovered in 1940. Recent studies have shown CBD to have medicinal value for treating things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia but where did the story begin with this gift from nature?

Mon
20
May

The Emerald Cup is expanding to Europe

The world’s premier outdoor cannabis event is going international. This August, the Emerald Cup will partner with a cannabis education festival in Britain for a cannabis cultivation event on the other side of the Atlantic.

Fri
17
May

Discover the barriers of accessing medical cannabis despite reform across Europe

Although regulatory reform has occurred across Europe, many patients still experience barriers regarding accessing medical cannabis, here Prohibition Partners explores further.

Prohibition Partners explains how legislation intended to improve availability of accessing medical cannabis for patients is being hindered by a lack of education in clinicians and regulators.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

Tue
14
May

Israeli police warn Eurovision visitors against CBD

Israel is set to make history this month as they proudly host the world-renowned Eurovision Song Contest in the Holy Land for the first time – tourists have already touched down ahead of the event but what will happen to those carrying CBD?

When it comes to CBD and Cannabis, Israel is one of the world leaders in terms of innovation and research. Israel also has a robust medical system for cannabis and CBD, and tens of thousands of patients benefit from top quality buds that are carefully cultivated in the Jewish State to treat a host of different conditions.

Thu
09
May

Are you breaking the law by taking CBD on vacation?

Most people know that’s it’s not a good idea to travel internationally with cannabis in their possession. Since 9/11, airport screening has increased dramatically around the world, and that means that anyone could get in trouble for carrying a controlled substance.

CBD is legal – sort of –  in some countries in Europe, but can you take it with you on vacation? Even though cannabis and CBD are legal in some states in America, they are still prohibited by the 1930’s prohibition act, according to Federal law. But what about a patient who has legally been prescribed cannabis or a CBD product by a medical professional, but is scared to travel abroad or even domestically due to multi-layered airport security measures?

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