Europe

Wed
21
Jul

Making CBD That Works

Bioavailability is a term growing in popularity like the rise in CBD, but why is it so important and does it really make a difference? Bioavailability is the amount of an active ingredient that absorbs into the blood stream allowing for the ingredient to effectively activate in the body. Supplements like vitamin C have little issue absorbing into the blood stream and activating in the body because they are considered water soluble; however, supplements like vitamin D3, omega 3, curcuminoids and cannabinoids like CBD have difficulties absorbing in the body because they are fat soluble. This means they do not dissolve well in hydrophilic (water-loving) media, like say the human body.

Tue
20
Jul

LGB youth with depression use more cannabis, study reveals

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It's no secret that studies show that sexually diverse youth - in particular, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth - use more cannabis and experience more mental health challenges than their heterosexual peers.

But what about the changes that occur in the rates of cannabis use: do they precede those related to mental health or is it the other way around? A new study from Université de Montréal offers some answers.

In the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Kira London-Nadeau, a doctoral student and CIHR Vanier Scholar in the Department of Psychology at UdeM and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, provides an update.

Mon
19
Jul

What cannabis users need to know before travelling to Canada

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How to travel to Canada with existing cannabis convictions and avoid new ones.

Offences involving cannabis can have a serious impact on one’s ability to enter Canada.

In 2018, Canada legalized buying and using recreational cannabis. While weed is now legal, it is also strictly regulated. Cannabis-related charges could potentially hurt a foreign national’s ability to immigrate or travel to Canada.

Here are some of Canada’s marijuana regulations, as well as some options for overcoming inadmissibility for cannabis users who have gotten in trouble with the law.

Tue
13
Jul

Updated Guide To Cannabis Laws Around The World

Gradually, people are becoming aware of the value cannabis offers, making it possible for countries and regions to accept and legalize cannabis.

Continentally, cannabis is decriminalized and allowed for medical use in several regions of North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and South America. But it remains prohibited in Middle Eastern countries and Asia. It is essential for every individual that uses cannabis to have an understanding of these cannabis laws, especially if they are traveling or relocating to another country.

This article is a collection and a quick guide of cannabis laws around the world. So whenever you are visiting a new region, you should have a quick look to determine if you can freely take cannabis while in that region or not.

Wed
30
Jun

Portugal Parliament Ignites Adult-Use Conversations All Over Europe

The timing of the consideration of full adult-use cannabis legislation on the “West Coast” of Europe is sparking a renewed conversation about reform elsewhere in the region—and standards just about everywhere, including Portugal.

Thu
24
Jun

The European Fight Over CBD Continues

Analogies between the patterns and paths that cannabis legalization is taking—between Canada and Europe, and more recently, the U.S. and Europe—are certainly in the room this year. Especially as different European states begin to at least engage if not normalize parts of the cannabis discussion—from medical and CBD to full boat adult use.

Tue
22
Jun

THC Content Of Illicit Market Cannabis In Europe At An All-Time High

The EMCDDA’s European Drug Report 2021 highlights a significant increase in THC content of cannabis in Europe, as well as prevalent cannabis use amongst Europeans and an increase in home cultivation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


 

Cannabis resin sold in Europe is more potent than ever before, EU officials have warned.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) says the THC content of cannabis resin is now on average between 20% and 28% – almost twice that of cannabis flower. THC content of cannabis flower is still as high as it has ever been, however.

Mon
21
Jun

Panaxia becomes first in Europe to be approved to export cannabis solution

Israeli medical cannabis giant Panaxia announced in a press release on Wednesday that they have become the first company to receive regulatory approval to market an inhalable cannabis solution in Europe - Germany, more specifically - along with their strategic partner, the German pharmaceutical company Neuraxpharm. 
 
 
Fri
18
Jun

THC Content of Black Market Cannabis in Europe at an All Time High

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The EMCDDA’s European Drug Report 2021 highlights a significant increase in THC content of cannabis in Europe, as well as prevalent cannabis use amongst Europeans and an increase in home cultivation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cannabis resin sold in Europe is more potent than ever before, EU officials have warned.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) says the THC content of cannabis resin is now on average between 20% and 28% – almost twice that of cannabis flower. THC content of cannabis flower is still as high as it has ever been, however.

Fri
04
Jun

The Medical Cannabis Conundrum In Europe

Alfredo Pascual: Hello, and welcome everyone. My name is Alfredo Pascual; I am vice president of investment analysis at fast forward innovations. And today, I will be moderating this panel with Tjalling Erkelens, CEO of BEDROCAN, and Alex Agius Saliba, member of the European parliament. And let’s start by letting Tjalling and Alex say a couple of words about themselves and how they ended up involved in the cannabis industry or policy in the case of Alex.

Tjalling Erkelens: Thank you very much, Alfredo. Yes, my name is Tjalling Erkelens, CEO and the founder of BEDROCAN. BEDROCAN is one of the older companies, and we have a strong European focus.

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