Cannabis News Europe


on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Europe’s Changing Marijuana Policies

By Lexi de Coning While weed aficionados know about Amsterdam’s iconic coffee shops, cannabis laws are changing across the continent. In this article, I’ll focus on European countries pushing for marijuana reform. Legalization or Decriminalization? While legal systems vary from country to country, it’s useful to know the general differences between legalization and decriminalization. Legalization means that people can use and grow marijuana without it being considered an ‘unlawful’ activity. Because it then falls under the purview of the law, it can also be regulated. So, like tobacco and alcohol, governments can tax it, control who may grow marijuana...

By Lexi de Coning While weed aficionados know about Amsterdam’s iconic coffee shops, cannabis laws are changing across the continent. In this article, I’ll focus on European countries pushing for marijuana reform. Legalization or Decriminalization? While legal systems vary...

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Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe

by Lukas Hurt Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent example is that of Tomasz Kalita, spokesman for the social-democratic SLD party. In August, Kalita, 38, publicly announced that he is treating his brain cancer with illegal cannabis extracts. “I do not want to become an ‘oncology celebrity,’ or a proponent of cannabis legalization,” Kalita told news channel Polsat News. “I just want to have the right to choose the...

by Lukas Hurt Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent...

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on June 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

European Cannabis News

by Nicolas Green   While a lot of Cannabis-related news usually comes from the Americas every now and then, not often do we hear such news from Europe. Although the pace on the other side of the ocean is slower, it doesn’t translate to the lack of developments at all. For instance, on November 30th, politicians of the European parliament assembled with different patients, activists, campaigners, entrepreneurs, and scientists from the Cannabis community in Europe to talk about what the future of the industry holds at the first International Conference on Medical Marijuana. The occasion was planned by the European United...

by Nicolas Green   While a lot of Cannabis-related news usually comes from the Americas every now and then, not often do we hear such news from Europe. Although the pace on the other side of the ocean is slower,...

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