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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.

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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.

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23
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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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23
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Sky high: can you travel across borders with legal cannabis?

At the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, officials stripped the Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati of his gold medal after he tested positive for THC. Rebagliati contested the ruling. He said he had quit smoking pot to train for the games, but had inhaled secondhand smoke at snowboarder parties.

The appeal worked. After 36 hours Rebagliati’s medal was restored. He flew to California and in an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno acknowledged past marijuana use. The next time he tried to enter the US, Rebagliati learned he was barred from the country for life, according to his immigration lawyer Leonard Saunders.

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These are the Countries most likely to legalize weed next

In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, politicians took the plunge largely to reduce underage access to weed.

So who's next? To formulate some well-educated predictions, we spoke to an ace team of weed experts who have been on the frontline of reform, from region to region, for decades. Come with us as we peek into our bud-crusted crystal ball:

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09
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Will medical cannabis sales eventually surpass recreational sales?

Many assume the recreational marijuana market will surpass medical cannabis but there are many reasons to suspect they will be proved wrong. Medical marijuana could become the bigger of the two within a few years thanks to three factors.

Here’s what entrepreneurs should know about the difference between these two markets, and how the cannabis industry’s astronomical growth could evolve differently than one might expect.

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09
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Will Brexit affect the UK’s legal cannabis industry?

As one of only a few sectors likely to emerge unscathed from the Brexit drama

With the risk of a no-deal Brexit looming, how will the country’s fast-blooming legal cannabis industry be affected?

According to the latest European Cannabis Report from industry analysts Prohibition Partners, even a no-deal Brexit will not risk the sustained growth of the legal cannabis industry in the UK, nor across Europe.

In fact, the legal cannabis industry looks likely to be one of the only sectors to thrive during the economic slowdown caused by Brexit fears.

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10 odd facts about marijuana that you probably never knew

From being used as a “truth serum” on World War II prisoners to literally being part of Italy’s air, here are 10 facts about cannabis you’ll be glad you know.

Did Shakespeare write his plays stoned?

“To smoke or not to smoke” was apparently never a conundrum for William Shakespeare, for it seems one of the greatest playwrights and poets of all time didn’t mind a puff or two. In fact, there are chances he could have written his plays stoned!

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03
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Marijuana oil market 2019 outlook and new growth opportunities to 2025

Marijuana Oil Market 2019-2025 report supplies an analysis of the competitive picture and greatest players from the regional industry. On the competitive landscape, the global Marijuana Oil market report consists of complete profiles of key market players, product information, capacity, sales and share by gross profits supplied for improved understanding.

Additionally, global Marijuana Oil market forecast significantly underlines important segments for example types, significant improvements, forcing reliant on metropolitan areas, key businesses, and inventions. The Marijuana Oil report also provides estimations of revenue and development rate on each industry section.

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