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Wed
01
Apr

Hemp: A ‘promise renewal’ for rural development in Europe

Francesco Mirizzi this month was appointed Senior Policy Advisor at the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) after having worked for two years in Copa-Cogeca, the biggest farmers organization in the European Union. He is an EU and international lobbying expert with experience both in the private and public sectors (Pernod Ricard SA, Puglia Regional administration), and has experience in the hemp, cotton, flax, wine, spirits, hops, olives and olive oil industries. Mirizzi has covered policy areas such as rural development and international bilateral relations, and acquired knowledge on the European Economic Area and the European Free Trade Association enlargement during a traineeship at the European Commission.

Mon
23
Mar

What’s the Deal with Organic Regulation for Cannabis?

While the standard consumer might not be contemplating whether their CBD oil, hemp flower, or cannabis edible came from an organic source, there is more and more push for better regulatory standards in general, and for organic as well.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about pesticides…

Fri
13
Mar

Coronavirus and Cannabis Conventions – List of Cancelled Industry Events

The novel coronavirus continuing to spread around the world has taken the “work-from-home” concept to a whole new level.

At the moment, the global M.O. is to stay home as much as possible. Thankfully, we live in a time where that couldn’t be any easier. With abundant remote work opportunities, numerous product delivery options, and a slew of virtual services available, leaving the house is completely voluntary for some people.

Mon
02
Mar

Global Drug Law Monitor Hints At Fresh Approach To Cannabis Regulation

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), responsible for monitoring compliance with global drug treaties, has admitted it may have to water down its hardline approach to cannabis regulation to stay relevant.

Fri
28
Feb

Here Are The Changes Needed For International Cannabis Legalization

It took twelve months of research, investigations, and interviews (and about five weeks of non-stop writing with some very late nights and a lot of coffee) to produce my book on cannabis law and regulation, which is out now with Bloomsbury Professional. It is a detailed analysis of medicinal and recreational cannabis laws and regulations in the most active international jurisdictions, scoping out where change is happening.

Wed
26
Feb

CBD market on course to grow 400% in Europe alone

Over the next five years, the global CBD market is expected to accelerate to $23.6bn, according to Grand View Research and Europe’s CBD market is set to grow by 400%.

The growth of the CBD market in Europe is thanks to the growing adoption of CBD infused products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, personal care, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, along with medical applications.

Tue
25
Feb

CBD in Europe report: making the single market real

Pan-European Association, ACTIVE has launched its first English-speaking report: CBD in Europe — Making the Single Market Real.

The report is the second ACTIVE report, and provides a detailed look at the most recent developments occurring inside the nascent European CBD industry.

Tue
25
Feb

Euro hemp association says UK move on CBD is step in right direction

CBD stakeholders in Europe say the UK Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) recent warning to producers and consumers is a step in the right direction for the sector. Among other declarations, the FSA statement provides that food containing CBD that is derived from legally grown hemp via traditional extraction technologies may continue to be sold for the next year pending submission of papers under the EU’s Novel Food regime.

Fri
21
Feb

Is Europe the Next Big Market for Pot Stocks?

Investing in pot stocks has changed dramatically in the few years that the industry has been around. This is a mixture of legislative changes and the shift in how the public views marijuana as a substance. Right now, the U.S. and Canada are the main focal points of the cannabis industry. This is because of the laws that exist that have helped to push the cannabis industry forward. In Canada, marijuana has been fully legal for around two years. The Canadian cannabis industry has its fair share of challenges, but the expectations for the future remain high.

Thu
20
Feb

3 Major European Cannabis Markets Investors Need To Be Watching

During the last year, we have seen a significant shift in the cannabis sector to where the market is considerably more focused on the international opportunity. Although Canada remains a great opportunity, the market is saturated, and distribution is limited. For this reason, we have seen a significant increase in the number of companies that are focused on the cannabis market in the European Union (EU).

With a population that is twice the size of the US, we are bullish on the cannabis opportunity in the EU and believe that this will be the next frontier of growth for the industry. Today, we have highlighted 3 companies that are focused on a number of markets in the EU and believe that these are opportunities to have on your radar.

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