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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Are CBD cannabis flowers legal in the European Union?

Submitted by Marijuana News Every European who actively observed the cannabis industry over the past few years most probably stumbled across cannabis buds or flowers that were claimed to be legal in the whole European Union. Said products are often presented as CBD hemp flowers and are available in many different strains and tastes. Simultaneously, hemp stores across Europe are being raided and occasionally even shut down by the local police for selling illegal hemp products. In Munich, Germany, the police recently raided 14 cannabidiol and hemp shops on the same day. So one might rightfully ask: are CBD...

Submitted by Marijuana News Every European who actively observed the cannabis industry over the past few years most probably stumbled across cannabis buds or flowers that were claimed to be legal in the whole European Union. Said products are...

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on June 3, 2019 in World News

You’ll never guess which country smokes the most weed

Submitted by Marijuana News If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice might be Canada, which passed adult-use marijuana legislation in 2018. Heck, you could even pick countries where the drug is partially legalized, like the United States or Netherlands. But if you picked any of those countries, you’d be wrong. That honor would instead go to Nigeria, a country where 19.4% of the population over the age of 18 have consumed...

Submitted by Marijuana News If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

France to launch medical cannabis experiment in coming weeks

Submitted by Marijuana News As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry. Therapeutic cannabis may soon be legally available in France to hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from serious pain caused by illness. According to patient groups, somewhere between 300,000 and 1 million patients could be eligible to its use. “There will be about two years of experimentation with therapeutic cannabis, beginning as soon as the health ministry gives the green...

Submitted by Marijuana News As a nearly unanimous French Senate gave medical marijuana the green light on May 28, France will start experimenting the use of medical marijuana for “about two years”, pending the approval of the health ministry....

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

Submitted by Marijuana News A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren’t ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes. A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients. “Health professionals support medicinal cannabis but that support is sometimes offset by their concerns,” Kyle Gardiner –...

Submitted by Marijuana News A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren’t ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes. A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. on April 30. Just over six months have passed since cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there remains limited regulatory guidance or legislative directives for employers and safety professionals to manage the effects of the substance in the workplace, especially in safety sensitive positions. The standard will aim to bridge this knowledge...

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

The Green Organic Dutchman enters German CBD market

Submitted by Marijuana News Following a move into Jamaica with a retail storefront opening, Canadian company The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US: TGODF) announced another international expansion by entering the German CBD market. The expansion is taking place through The Green Organic Dutchman’s (TGOD) subsidiary HemPoland, which was just granted organic certification for European markets in late April. Story Continues Below Through a newly signed agreement, HemPoland has now teamed up with Mediakos UG haftungsbeschraenkt to distribute CannabiGold branded CBD products to German pharmacies. Those products are now available both on physical store shelves and through online pharmacy platforms in the country. Mediakos UG has a strong connection to online pharmacy...

Submitted by Marijuana News Following a move into Jamaica with a retail storefront opening, Canadian company The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US: TGODF) announced another international expansion by entering the German CBD market. The expansion is taking place...

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on May 14, 2019 in World News

What experts have to say about the Endocannabinoid System

Submitted by Marijuana News “For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough came with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Additional research has since identified endocannabinoids as the cannabinoids produced within our own bodies. The endocannabinoid system regulates and interprets a series of processes in the body, including memory, pain, reproduction, appetite, immune function and many others. The two major endocannabinoids to be identified...

Submitted by Marijuana News “For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Greece licenses six medical marijuana operations, more coming

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the product Story Continues Below Some 50 applications for licenses have been submitted, three of which are in the final stages of approval said the business newspaper Naftemporiki, adding that the 56 total potential operations could bring in 590 million euros ($663.10 million) in revenues. The new industry could also create 3,500 jobs during a still-running more than nine-year-long economic and...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Former UK Chief Drug Advisor wants medical cannabis for the masses

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like Penicillin.” As cannabis legalization sweeps across North America – with Canada being the latest country to permit cannabis for medical and recreational use – some countries in Europe apparently didn’t get the memo. The UK government, for example, has always been very conservative when it comes to the cannabis legalization issue, no matter who’s in power. Other countries in Europe...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘Game changer’: Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately, the regulator says new applicants seeking to produce, sell or process cannabis must already have a fully built facility. Previously, applicants were only required to make a paper submission. “This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. “We go from a situation where if you wanted...

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately,...

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