Cannabis News Europe


on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

How to become a cannabis entrepreneur in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News Although Canada and the U.S. remain the unchallenged leaders of the recreational marijuana business, the European continent is actually in a cannabis frenzy right now. Particularly hot is the non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD). In the words of Bruce Linton, former CEO of Canopy Growth Corp, “Europe is a big deal.” Nine months ago, I co-founded the cannabis online media outlet Strain Insider. Since then, I have worked with more than 40 Europe-based cannabis startups and attended just about a dozen cannabis events in Europe. Here’s what I learned. There are options beyond touching the...

Submitted by Marijuana News Although Canada and the U.S. remain the unchallenged leaders of the recreational marijuana business, the European continent is actually in a cannabis frenzy right now. Particularly hot is the non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD). In...

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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Luxembourg becoming first EU State to fully legalize cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News Luxembourg is to become the first European Union country to fully legalize cannabis. The country’s health minister said within two years, residents aged over 18 will be able to buy marijuana for recreational purposes. A newly-created regulator will oversee production, distribution, and oversight. Officials are drawing up legislation to be unveiled later this year, which will detail the type of cannabis to be supplied and the taxation levels. Tourists beware, it is almost certain that non-residents will be unable to purchase cannabis in Luxembourg, and it is also expected that home-growing will be banned. Punishments...

Submitted by Marijuana News Luxembourg is to become the first European Union country to fully legalize cannabis. The country’s health minister said within two years, residents aged over 18 will be able to buy marijuana for recreational purposes. A...

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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Tilray signs first deal to supply pot to Europe out of new Portugal facility

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. has signed its first agreement to supply a European Union country with cannabis from its recently opened facility in Portugal, the company announced early Wednesday morning. The freshly inked contract with Cannamedical Pharma GmbH to export $3.3 million worth of cannabis to medical patients in Germany gives Tilray TLRY, +3.45%  access to a country with a population and gross domestic product that are twice the size of its home country, Canada. The deal also marks another step for Tilray and its global ambitions, Chief Executive Brendan Kennedy said in a telephone interview. “Back...

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. has signed its first agreement to supply a European Union country with cannabis from its recently opened facility in Portugal, the company announced early Wednesday morning. The freshly inked contract with Cannamedical Pharma...

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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Top 10 CBD oil products in Europe 2019

Submitted by Marijuana News The European continent is hungry for cannabis. However, it’s not about marijuana and its psycho-active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but its little brother cannabidiol (CBD). As most of our readers probably already know, this cannabinoid is said to come with a myriad of health benefits, which is why Strain Insider started to look out for the best CBD oils available on the European market. After several months of outreach, meetings and tests, we are finally confident to present you our selection of the top 10 best CBD oils in Europe for the year 2019. All products...

Submitted by Marijuana News The European continent is hungry for cannabis. However, it’s not about marijuana and its psycho-active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but its little brother cannabidiol (CBD). As most of our readers probably already know, this cannabinoid is...

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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Hemp cultivation in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News Hemp cultivation in Europe is well established with a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Currently, it is estimated that Europe cultivates up to 25% of the world’s hemp. France alone accounted for 40% of the European production, with at least 20 other countries contributing to the European Union’s total. European hemp cultivation has been on a major upswing for the last several years, as producers and consumers become more excited about new usage opportunities. Europe has developed a strong processing infrastructure, and a finished-goods industry based on using hemp fibers in industrial applications. Paper...

Submitted by Marijuana News Hemp cultivation in Europe is well established with a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Currently, it is estimated that Europe cultivates up to 25% of the world’s hemp. France alone accounted for 40% of...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

UK|Cannabis to be ‘fully legal in UK within years’

byAdam Forrest @adamtomforrest ‘I want the market legalised, regulated and taken away from crime gangs,’ says Labour MP David Lammy after trip to Canada A group of cross-party MPs said the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade following a research trip to Canada. Labour’s David Lammy, the Liberal Democrats’ Sir Norman Lamb and Conservative MP Jonathan Djanogly visited the country to study the legal weed market, set up after the drug was decriminalised there last year. The Tottenham MP said he had shifted his stance on the drug, deciding to back legalisation in a departure from his party’s official position. “I want the market...

byAdam Forrest @adamtomforrest ‘I want the market legalised, regulated and taken away from crime gangs,’ says Labour MP David Lammy after trip to Canada A group of cross-party MPs said the UK could completely legalise cannabis use within a decade following a...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

France’s new medical cannabis program could assist one million patients

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program. May 28, 2019, will go down in French history as the day when the French Senate gave the green light to medical cannabis for the first time. The new proposal will immediately enter a two-year experimental phase, pending full approval from the French Health Ministry. That’s not just good; it’s great news for an estimated 300,000 – one million French...

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program....

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Explore the world of medical cannabis delivery systems, patient experience and more

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder and Chairman of the German Association for Cannabis as Medicine (ACM), and founder and Executive Director of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), who allows us to delve into the world of medical cannabis in Germany. Here we gain a better understanding of how medical cannabis compares to traditional prescription medicine, the dynamics of medical cannabis delivery systems, how...

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

This EU Country has become the first to allow free sale of CBD

Submitted by Marijuana News Bulgaria has issued its first authorization for a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products freely, in open markets. According to official documents procured exclusively, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, have issued a Free Certificate of Sale for a series of products containing CBD. The products, produced by Kannaway, a subsidiary of publicly traded cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), are now certified to “comply fully with relevant requirements of the Law on Foodstuffs of Republic of Bulgaria and of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of European...

Submitted by Marijuana News Bulgaria has issued its first authorization for a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products freely, in open markets. According to official documents procured exclusively, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

France: The next big profit opportunity in medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Earlier this month, my wife and I spent a week in Paris to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. While there, I struck up a conversation with a French doctor at a sidewalk café. As is often the case when someone learns what I do for a living, the subject soon turned to investing. I was surprised by what I learned, and excited by the opportunity for profit that might be just around the corner. More about that further below. Most European nations are more progressive than the United States when it comes to social programs,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Earlier this month, my wife and I spent a week in Paris to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. While there, I struck up a conversation with a French doctor at a sidewalk café. As is...

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