Europe

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?

Mon
06
May

European foothold for ‘World’s Largest CBD Extractor’

Colorado company Mile High Labs has established its first European base in Northern Ireland and recently recorded its first sales in UK and Europe.

Mile High, which describes itself as the ‘largest extractor of CBD isolate in the world’, began operations in Belfast, last year, and in a press release says it has since built out a dedicated team to lead its expansion in Europe.

John Wallace, Managing Director of Mile High Labs U.K./E.U. said: “We are very excited to officially launch European operations with our first sales into the U.K. and E.U. Quality and consistency are of paramount importance in the European market, and we are proud to bring Mile High Labs’ products and standards to customers locally.”

Fri
03
May

'Luxembourg can set an example in Europe' when it legalizes cannabis in 2020

Big changes are coming to the small country of Luxembourg in the near future, writes Mia Thomsin.

Fri
03
May
Mon
29
Apr

European Union leadership hopeful talks cannabis: 'If it was up to me we would make it legal.'

This politician wants to make the European Union green - in more ways than one, writes Neil Bonner.

In a recent interview, Member of the European Parliament Ska Keller said, "if it was up to me we would make [cannabis] legal."

Elections for the European Parliament are set to take place between May 23 and 26 of this year. Keller is co-president of, and one of two leading candidates for, the Greens / European Free Alliance political group, who have held 47 seats in the European Parliament since the last elections in 2014.

Thu
25
Apr

Sunny Portugal: A gateway to Europe's medical pot market

Famous for its roasted suckling pig and wines, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede now hosts the country's first medical cannabis production farm - a budding European hub of efforts to meet growing demand for the flowering herb.

Portugal's California-like weather caught the eye of Canada-based Tilray as its CEO Brendan Kennedy roved around Europe from 2015 to 2017 in search of the perfect spot for a new production site.

Kennedy said Portugal had the ideal climate for cannabis cultivation and the country's young, educated workforce and its major agricultural sector were further attractions.

Tue
23
Apr

Europe $807.9 mn cannabis testing market to 2025: Market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.8%

The “Europe Cannabis Testing Market to 2025 - Regional Analysis and Forecasts by Type; Services; End User and Country” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Europe cannabis testing market is expected to reach US$ 807.9 Mn in 2025 from US$ 361.6 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.8% from 2018-2025.

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