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Tue
08
Jun

New council body launched to demand robust UK cannabis industry

A collective of organisations, businesses, and working groups have united to launch The Cannabis Industry Council – the first representative cannabis body dedicated to advancing the UK’s cannabis sector.

The Cannabis Industry Council (CIC) has been launched following renewed calls for the Government to reduce the red tape hampering the cannabis industry. The CIC aims to set standards and drive meaningful change within the UK’s medical cannabis and CBD sector. It is made up of almost 100 members who have collaborated to define and maintain gold standard industry practice.

Tue
08
Jun

Authorities Find Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation at Historic Castle in the UK

Police in Great Britain reportedly discovered that a 17th century castle had been used as a massive cannabis growing operation.

Wed
02
Jun

UK's First Educational Cannabis Advertising Campaign

ENDO.AGENCY have launched a first for UK media advertising with an informational cannabis campaign that aims to educate the public on the Endocannabinoid system

For the first time ever, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) & Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has approved an educational cannabis message to be advertised in the public domain - a huge step forward for the existing cannabis industry due to extremely restrictive advertising rules around cannabis. We have set a new precedent for cannabis marketing, pioneering a fresh objective view of the contested plant. Launching this week in multiple prime Central London locations including Westminster, Trafalgar Square, and Oxford Street - the bold campaign is on display for 2 weeks.

Fri
28
May

UK data highlights medical cannabis as an opioid crisis solution

New UK data has highlighted that medical cannabis could provide a solution to the opioid crisis as an alternative medicine for chronic pain patients.

UK patients with chronic pain are often prescribed opioid painkillers, with a 2019 report revealing that one in eight UK adults are prescribed some form of opioid, a group of highly addictive pain killers which can put patients at risk of overdose and death. The Medical Cannabis Clinics (TMCC) has now released new data from a survey of hundreds of patients that have been prescribed medical cannabis to treat pain, which revealed that 86% of patients found medical cannabis to be more effective than other medication they had previously taken.

Wed
26
May

How To Start a CBD Business in the UK in 2021

Experts believe that the European CBD market will grow as much as 400% between 2008 and 2023. But is it too late to hop on the bandwagon? Not at all! Although the industry is relatively new, substantial and swift growth has shown that this trend is certainly here to stay.

If you’re planning on getting involved, you will have some stiff competition though. Therefore, you will need to know your stuff if you’re going to compete. So, what do you need to know to set up a successful CBD business?

Fri
21
May

UK Medical Cannabis Registry – First Study Results

Clinical outcomes of the first cohort of patients captured in the UK Medical Cannabis Registry are encouraging.

One of the arguments against medical cannabis is the lack of quality evidence supporting its use. This is rapidly changing, with a bunch of studies being carried out around the world. One of the sources of good quality and comprehensive observational data are formalised patient registries.

Wed
19
May

CBD Companies Speak to UK Novel Food Applications

Following Brexit, European cannabidiol (CBD) companies seeking to obtain “novel food” authorization in the U.K. are engaging in a separate process than the European Union (EU) has established. This means more applications, more tests and more scrutiny from regulators.

Photo courtesy of Pureis

Chanelle McCoy, left, and Caroline Glynn

Hemp Grower spoke with business professionals who work at the first companies to be validated to proceed through the U.K. Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) novel food application process for CBD.

Tue
18
May

Cannabis Tourism is International

The cannabis travel segment is on the rise. What was once a California specific organization called the California Cannabis Tourism Association (CCTA) has taken the leap to a bigger stage and repositioned as the Cannabis Travel Association, International (CTAI). Founded in 2017, the Cannabis Travel Association, International has a mission to advance and steward safe and responsible cannabis tourism.

Brian Applegarth, a leader, and innovator of cannabis tourism founded the CTAI in 2017. Brian is also a cannabis culture historian and student of the legalization movement.  He has a rich history and understanding of the cannabis industry as well as travel and tourism.  His goal is to introduce the wide, wide world of cannabis travel to a growing marketplace.  

Tue
18
May

Brexit, medical cannabis and the children abandoned by the U.K. government

It was on a national stage that Hannah Deacon learned that her son, Alfie, would become the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive a permanent cannabis licence.

Mon
17
May

Another Study To Examine Cannabis Product Potency

US medical cannabis company MedPharm has been awarded a research grant to evaluate cannabinoid product label claims of potency.

The three-year study funded by the state of Colorado will delve into trends in consistency between laboratories, shelf life and label accuracy within product categories.

“The proposed work will allow a direct comparison of product content to product labels, enabling an independent quantification of any systematic biases that may exist across product types or testing facilities,” said MedPharm Director of Chemistry Dr. Tyrell Towle.

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