Europe

Tue
04
Jun

France’s new medical cannabis program could assist one million patients

There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program.

Tue
04
Jun

Millions use cannabis, but figures for how many become dependent aren’t reliable

Cannabis has an image of being a relatively harmless drug. But all drugs carry a degree of risk, and cannabis is no exception. One of those risks is dependence, which many people assume is only something that happens to those who use “hard drugs”, such as crack or heroin. In fact, the estimated risk of dependence on cannabis is about one in ten. This risk may seem relatively low, but given that there are an estimated 200m cannabis users across the globe, the potential number of people who are dependent on the drug is around 20m – roughly, the population of Romania. It’s worth exploring how this figure of one in ten is constructed.

Mon
03
Jun

France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks

As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry.

Therapeutic cannabis may soon be legally available in France to hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from serious pain caused by illness. According to patient groups, somewhere between 300,000 and 1 million patients could be eligible to its use.

Mon
03
Jun

You’ll never guess which country smokes the most weed

If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice might be Canada, which passed adult-use marijuana legislation in 2018. Heck, you could even pick countries where the drug is partially legalized, like the United States or Netherlands.

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.

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