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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Will This Be The Largest Hemp Farm In Europe?

Submitted by Marijuana News Details are emerging on proposals for a massive outdoor hemp farm and processing facility near the German city of Dresden in Europe. The German HempCo’s plans are centred around 1,235 acres of prime agricultural land (over 50 million sq ft) with an option for expansion into a further 4,900 acres – 2,000 hectares. This would make it the largest hemp farm in all of Europe. Details on the plans have been unveiled by Canadian firm Eurolife Brands – which has recently stated its intent to focus solely on the European market. It says it has...

Submitted by Marijuana News Details are emerging on proposals for a massive outdoor hemp farm and processing facility near the German city of Dresden in Europe. The German HempCo’s plans are centred around 1,235 acres of prime agricultural land...

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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

5 Cannabis Stocks That Could Capitalize On The Booming EU Cannabis Sector

Submitted by Marijuana News Read entire article here. During the last year, the cannabis sector has been in the middle of a major transition that has been centered around the expansion into new markets. The European Union (EU) has been a point of emphasis for these cannabis operators and we are favorably on this strategy for growth. When compared to the Canadian and US cannabis markets, the opportunity in the EU is much less saturated and is in the early innings of a major growth cycle. Currently, the production of cannabis is not allowed in most of Europe and...

Submitted by Marijuana News Read entire article here. During the last year, the cannabis sector has been in the middle of a major transition that has been centered around the expansion into new markets. The European Union (EU) has...

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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

New Research Highlights Europe’s Glaring CBD Differences

Submitted by Marijuana News The French are the most skeptical of CBD whilst their Swiss neighbors are the most engaged, new European research has revealed. The findings from New Frontier Data found French respondents are least likely to agree that CBD had valid medical uses – at 46% – nine points less than the rest of Europe. They are also the most likely to believe that CBD should only be available with a doctor’s recommendation, at 49%, compared to 36% on the rest of the continent. Meanwhile, in Switzerland and Austria more than half – 53% – are positive...

Submitted by Marijuana News The French are the most skeptical of CBD whilst their Swiss neighbors are the most engaged, new European research has revealed. The findings from New Frontier Data found French respondents are least likely to agree...

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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

German Medical Cannabis – A Model For Europe, As Prices Fall

Submitted by Marijuana News The success of the robust German medical cannabis program is an example for the rest of Europe, claims a newly-formed lobby group. As patients in other European jurisdictions struggle to access cannabis medicine, Germany is leading the way with over 142,000 prescriptions written in 2018. It is also leading the way in cutting prices with a new wholesale prices of 2.3 euros per gram set to substantially reduce the current cost of medical cannabis, reports the Mjbizdaily website. Sita Schubert, secretary general of The European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA) says the positive example of Germany...

Submitted by Marijuana News The success of the robust German medical cannabis program is an example for the rest of Europe, claims a newly-formed lobby group. As patients in other European jurisdictions struggle to access cannabis medicine, Germany is...

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on December 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

What is stopping medical cannabis from being accepted in the UK?

Submitted by Marijuana News Following extensive public awareness campaigns and increased media pressure on the healthcare system, the legalisation of medical cannabis in November 2018 was hailed a monumental victory among clinicians and patients alike. The hope was that the UK had finally caught up with other progressive countries, embracing the potential for medical cannabis to treat a diverse array of ailments. In other leading Commonwealth nations – namely Canada and Australia – it is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds with medical patients who use it as a non-toxic, non-physiologically addictive alternative to powerful pharmaceutical drugs. Yet, the...

Submitted by Marijuana News Following extensive public awareness campaigns and increased media pressure on the healthcare system, the legalisation of medical cannabis in November 2018 was hailed a monumental victory among clinicians and patients alike. The hope was that...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabis companies are eyeing the opportunities in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News The North American cannabis market is going through growing pains and companies focused on making profits from the new green gold experienced major losses. Meanwhile, in Europe, the emerging cannabis sector opens up new opportunities of expansion to companies like World High Life PLC (NEX:LIFE). It is time for a fresh look at the cannabis sector because while equity valuations and investor sentiment change, the cannabis market itself remains attractive. Canopy Growth (TSE:WEED) is the blue-chip cannabis market leader and the company that was the first to secure significant capital, when Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ)...

Submitted by Marijuana News The North American cannabis market is going through growing pains and companies focused on making profits from the new green gold experienced major losses. Meanwhile, in Europe, the emerging cannabis sector opens up new opportunities...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

2019 Was A ‘Year Of Stagnation’ For Europe’s CBD Market

Submitted by Marijuana News Regulatory blockages are stymieing the growth of the European CBD industry, says one of the continent’s leading experts. Antonin Cohen has been involved in the European CBD and cannabis industry for the last decade, initially as an activist and later an entrepreneur. He produced his first product for the CBD and industrial hemp market in 2013 and is now the founder and CEO of Harmony. Speaking at the Global Cannabis Institute conference in London, last week, he said: “2019 looks like being a year of stagnation for the CBD industry in Europe, it is facing many...

Submitted by Marijuana News Regulatory blockages are stymieing the growth of the European CBD industry, says one of the continent’s leading experts. Antonin Cohen has been involved in the European CBD and cannabis industry for the last decade, initially...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabis sales in EU raise $13 billion for crime gangs

Submitted by Marijuana News Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in the 28-country European Union, the bloc’s anti-drugs agency said on Tuesday. In its annual report, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said the EU’s overall narcotics market was worth at least 30 billion euros in 2017, up from 24 billion in 2013. The global market for illicit drugs was estimated to be worth between $426 and $652 billion, the agency said, warning that its estimates about the EU...

Submitted by Marijuana News Europeans spent at least 11.6 billion euros (£9.9 billion) in 2017 on illegal cannabis purchases, confirming marijuana as the largest drugs market in the 28-country European Union, the bloc’s anti-drugs agency said on Tuesday. In...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

EU should adopt German standards on medical cannabis, campaigners say

Submitted by Marijuana News Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA). The recently established lobby group is taking its first steps in the Brussels bubble, advocating for an EU-wide regulatory framework on medical marijuana. While the market for medical cannabis is already well developed in some EU member states, only EU-wide standards can ensure patients have the same across Europe. Different legislation across EU countries on prescribing cannabis-based medicines can hinder patients’ access to their treatment when they travel abroad, EUMCA said. “Our...

Submitted by Marijuana News Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA). The recently established lobby group is taking its first steps in the...

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on November 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

European Hemp Farmers Feeling Hampered By EU’s Low THC Limit

submitted by Marijuana News Since 1999, after intense lobbying from unions representing French farmers, the THC limit for European hemp has been capped at 0.2%. Yet two decades hence, that standard is being blamed for negatively impacting the viability of the European hemp industry. For instance, adoption of the 0.2% limit reduced both the number of hemp strains listed in the official European Union (EU) plant variety catalogue, and the number of strains which European farmers can cultivate (as of November 2019, the catalogue contained 72 hemp strains). By definition, reducing the number of strains limits hemp farmers’ choices...

submitted by Marijuana News Since 1999, after intense lobbying from unions representing French farmers, the THC limit for European hemp has been capped at 0.2%. Yet two decades hence, that standard is being blamed for negatively impacting the viability...

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