Cannabis News Europe


on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

EU novel food and the legal status of CBD oil

Submitted by Marijuana News There have been times when the Cannabidiol market in Europe suffered neglect because its safety for consumption was in doubt. However, in recent times, we have witnessed experts express that there is hope for cannabis products. (This is an ‘Opinion‘ article, written by one of our readers.  Click HERE to learn how to get your article published) Research results conducted by market experts, reveals that despite past and present hurdles, the European CBD market is going to experience a boom in the very near future. Speaking about past and present hurdles, the Cannabidiol (CBD oil)...

Submitted by Marijuana News There have been times when the Cannabidiol market in Europe suffered neglect because its safety for consumption was in doubt. However, in recent times, we have witnessed experts express that there is hope for cannabis...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

European legal cannabis a “prime investment target” for North American money

Submitted by Marijuana News European cannabis has become a “prime investment target for excess cash” for North American firms emboldened by high valuations in USA, a sector expert says. Ben Langley, chief executive of investment company Grow Biotech, said that a “steady wave of capital flowing to Europe” is starting to roll across the Atlantic from entrepreneurs and investors who have “cash to deploy, global ambitions, and experience operating in ‘legal’ markets”. According to broker Liberum, cannabis sector fundraising in UK has only reached £45mln year-to-date, “a drop in the ocean” compared to the £30bn raised in North America....

Submitted by Marijuana News European cannabis has become a “prime investment target for excess cash” for North American firms emboldened by high valuations in USA, a sector expert says. Ben Langley, chief executive of investment company Grow Biotech, said...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

New call for unified global CBD testing standards

Submitted by Marijuana News New standardized purity tests would prevent unscrupulous CBD companies gaming the system to secure favorable results, says a U.K. industry body. The London-based Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is to gauge the appetitive for a new set of internationally-recognized CBD testing guidelines. In a press release the CMC says it has appointed leading chemist Dr Parveen Bhatarah, to investigate how to overcome the ‘barriers to analytical method standardization in the CBD-space’. Recent research from the CMC highlighted the size of the problem currently facing the industry. CBD Compliance Concerns It found out of 29 of...

Submitted by Marijuana News New standardized purity tests would prevent unscrupulous CBD companies gaming the system to secure favorable results, says a U.K. industry body. The London-based Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is to gauge the appetitive for a...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Europe could lose more ground in the medicinal cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News Europe is at risk of losing the market share to Africa in the medicinal cannabis industry, and Eco Equity have spotted the global potential. There is a reluctance by some European policy and law makers to embrace the economic potential of medicinal cannabis and as a result they are seeing opportunities lost to more progressive markets. Europe could lose more ground following Lesotho and Zimbabwe’s decisions to allow cultivation of medicinal cannabis for mass export. African and Caribbean countries such as Zimbabwe and Antigua have identified the economic opportunity of supporting the growth of the...

Submitted by Marijuana News Europe is at risk of losing the market share to Africa in the medicinal cannabis industry, and Eco Equity have spotted the global potential. There is a reluctance by some European policy and law makers...

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on October 30, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

New Portuguese growing operation to supply German cannabis market

Submitted by Marijuana News A European consortium backed by American cash is set to invest millions of dollars in a new operation in Portugal designed to supply the booming German medical cannabis market. And cannabis financial market analysts are calling out Portugal as a prime  location for those companies looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing European market. Health Europe reports that Cannexpor Pharma has secured permission from the Portuguese authorities for new indoor and outdoor cannabis growing facilities in the region of Coimbra, about 100 miles north of the capital Lisbon. Its says the facility will meet...

Submitted by Marijuana News A European consortium backed by American cash is set to invest millions of dollars in a new operation in Portugal designed to supply the booming German medical cannabis market. And cannabis financial market analysts are...

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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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