Europe

Thu
11
Jul

Countries where cannabis is legal (or decriminalized) – 2019 Travel Guide

Planning to travel abroad? Excited to try new, exotic weed? Pot definitely makes every trip better. However, buying weed in a foreign country can be risky and get you in a lot of trouble.

The so-called cannabis tourism has become the next big thing for weed lovers who want to enjoy their favorite herb in a new place without fearing any legal repercussions.

You may be surprised to hear that only two countries in the world completely legalized weed for recreational use, one of which prohibits foreigners from buying it.

So if you plan to travel, the first thing you should do is check the cannabis laws of your destination country.

Wed
10
Jul

GreenLight for medical cannabis in Europe

Discover how GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd is aiming to advance clinical research, access and education regarding medical cannabis in Europe.

Established in 2014, GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd is an Irish biopharmaceutical company focused on developing safe and effective plant-based medicines. GreenLight specialises in phytocannabinoid research and clinical development. The company is based in Dublin but has recently created a UK based subsidiary and has plans to expand its world of medical cannabis in Europe.

Mon
08
Jul

Tilray speeds expansion in Europe

Tilray Inc. is expanding its European leadership team and setting up a hub in Portugal, deepening its planned international reach.

The company appointed five senior members to its European team, according to a statement Friday. Arne Wilkens, a former executive at the German pharmaceuticals company AiCuris, will take on the role of vice president of business expansion in Europe.

Fri
05
Jul

The history of cannabis in Europe

Different European civilizations have used cannabis for millennia. In fact, cannabis has been one of the most important crops for mankind up to the 20th century. At this point in our European history, some forms of cannabis were banned.

Nowadays, cannabis is making a comeback, not as a recreational drug, but as a medicinal tool. Cannabis-infused products help you sleep, relieve anxiety, and they can be useful for various medical conditions.

Thu
04
Jul

Standardized cannabis medicine – The ‘responsibility of all in the industry’

Creating standardized medicine is the gold standard for the cannabis industry but the nature of the plant can make this difficult, attendees to Cannabis Europa heard.

Some panelists argued that attempts by the major pharmaceutical companies to patent drugs from the cannabis plant should be challenged. Others said that for cannabis medicine to achieve globally accepted standards there would need to be an involvement from the pharmaceutical giants to fund the research.

Wed
03
Jul

As Europe’s regulatory environment progresses, Aurora Cannabis targets expansion in Europe

Aurora Cannabis is the world’s largest cannabis-producing company with target output of over 500,000 kilos per year, & now the company calls for patient-focused progression in Europe.

The opportunity for cannabis companies in operating in Europe as has been highlighted by the chief corporate officer of the world’s largest cannabis company, Aurora Cannabis. Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis spoke at the inaugural European Cannabis Week in London last week and called for patient-focused progression in the European regulatory environment.

Tue
02
Jul

Novel food ruling; A ‘smokescreen for EU regulation’

European Union efforts to class CBD as a Novel Food are little more than a ‘smokescreen’ for authorities to clampdown on the industry, it has been claimed.

Mike Harlington, Chairman of the Cannabis Trades Association which has around 900 members in 27 countries worldwide, has been battling the EU decision for the last six months.

In an interview with CBD Testers he said: “Novel Food is a smokescreen, it has nothing to do with CBD being a Novel Food. But it is totally about EU Governments wanting to get a handle on what CBD products are out there, what is being sold, whether it is legal, and where it comes from. 

Tue
02
Jul

The UN says this is the World's most popular recreational drug

Cannabis continues to be the people's substance of choice across the globe, writes Calvin Hughes.

Recreational drug use in general has been on the rise in recent years according to the United Nations' most recent World Drug Report. The number of people aged 15 to 64 who consumed recreational substances around the world in 2017 hit 271 million - up 30 percent from the numbers the UN reported in 2009.

Fri
28
Jun

UN World Drug Report 2019 now published with information on cannabis black & regulated markets

The United Nations World Drug Report has been released and it’s a big report with plenty of cannabis information, especially pages 9 thru
Fri
28
Jun

Global Cannabis Strategy Series: What are the key elements of a globalization strategy?

Canada’s first-mover status has helped the country emerge as the global leader in cannabis. Although, generally, Canadian companies have had success venturing south of the border, when push comes to shove, Uncle Sam’s message to Canadian cannabis companies has been less than welcoming, including imposing a travel ban on Canadians who are investing in the U.S. cannabis market. Elsewhere, Canada’s aspirations of global dominance can be advanced by winning the biggest global prize since the so-called California Green Rush: the European market.

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