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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Cafe selling CBD flower and infused coffee opens in Ireland

Submitted by Marijuana News Bloom’s Café isn’t much like its Amsterdam counterparts, but it does serve a nice cup of cannabis-infused coffee. Ireland may not have legal adult-use cannabis with the country’s Minister of Health only allowing medicinal use on a case-by-case basis. But legal barriers haven’t prevented Blooms Cafe from becoming the first cafe in Ireland to sell cannabis flower and infused coffee. Located in Waterford City, Blooms sells cannabis and hemp botanicals that are rich in CBD but have negligible (i.e. legal) levels of THC. Blooms Cafe Offers High CBD Strains and Infused Coffee, But No THC Despite being Ireland’s first...

Submitted by Marijuana News Bloom’s Café isn’t much like its Amsterdam counterparts, but it does serve a nice cup of cannabis-infused coffee. Ireland may not have legal adult-use cannabis with the country’s Minister of Health only allowing medicinal use on a...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Prescription cannabis to be available in UK within weeks

Submitted by Marijuana News Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved medicinal cannabis for rescheduling in Parliament and is expected to make an announcement within the next couple of weeks allowing specialist physicians to prescribe marijuana-derived products to qualifying patients. The previous policy mandated that cannabis medicine only be allowed for patients with exceptional cases who had been reviewed by experts, but soon individuals living with chronic pain, epilepsy, chemotherapy-related nausea, and multiple sclerosis will be eligible to obtain medical marijuana products by prescription. There have been efforts in the United Kingdom to change the cannabis laws over the years,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved medicinal cannabis for rescheduling in Parliament and is expected to make an announcement within the next couple of weeks allowing specialist physicians to prescribe marijuana-derived products to qualifying patients....

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

HIGH CONSUMPTION AND FAVOURABLE LEGISLATION BOOST ITALY’S CANNABIS MARKET

Last year, we discussed Italy’s progressive approach to cannabis legislation and investigated how the Military Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant (SCFM) became the sole producer and distributor of medical cannabis. As of September 2018, the system is struggling to meet patient demand. In 2017, 300 patients applied for medical cannabis but, a year later, nearly 10,000 patients are actively seeking medical cannabis prescriptions for a range of qualifying conditions including: MS Glaucoma Chronic pain Tourette’s Syndrome Nausea Spinal cord injury Anorexia Cachexia To address this, the Italian government have demonstrated a willingness to relinquish the army’s monopoly on domestic cannabis...

Last year, we discussed Italy’s progressive approach to cannabis legislation and investigated how the Military Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant (SCFM) became the sole producer and distributor of medical cannabis. As of September 2018, the system is struggling to meet...

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

European investors are hungry for a taste of cannabis stocks

Submitted by Marijuana News Pot is hot in the Great White North and so frenzied that fears of a bubble are rippling through the industry. For investors watching from across the Atlantic, the question is when they can place bets on cannabis in local markets. Canadian cannabis-related stocks have rocketed ahead of the full legalization of recreational weed in the country on Oct 17. Big beer companies have entered the fray, valuations are sky-high and just mentioning marijuana can make a share jump, earning weed stocks comparisons to the Bitcoin mania that gripped markets last year. Short sellers are...

Submitted by Marijuana News Pot is hot in the Great White North and so frenzied that fears of a bubble are rippling through the industry. For investors watching from across the Atlantic, the question is when they can place...

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Cafe selling CBD flower and infused coffee opens in Ireland

Submitted by Marijuana News Bloom’s Café isn’t much like its Amsterdam counterparts, but it does serve a nice cup of cannabis-infused coffee. Ireland may not have legal adult-use cannabis with the country’s Minister of Health only allowing medicinal use on a case-by-case basis. But legal barriers haven’t prevented Blooms Cafe from becoming the first cafe in Ireland to sell cannabis flower and infused coffee. Located in Waterford City, Blooms sells cannabis and hemp botanicals that are rich in CBD but have negligible (i.e. legal) levels of THC. Blooms Cafe Offers High CBD Strains and Infused Coffee, But No THC Despite being Ireland’s first...

Submitted by Marijuana News Bloom’s Café isn’t much like its Amsterdam counterparts, but it does serve a nice cup of cannabis-infused coffee. Ireland may not have legal adult-use cannabis with the country’s Minister of Health only allowing medicinal use on a...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

‘My son is proof medicinal cannabis works’: Alfie Dingley is now seizure-free and learning to ride a bike

Alfie Dingley had his first epileptic fit when he was just eight months old. He was put on various anti-epileptic medications but nothing worked. Since then, his condition deteriorated and he typically had 150 seizures a week. A brutal attack would last up to 25 minutes. In the UK there are around 1,200 deaths related to epilepsy a year – and his mother Hannah Deacon feared her young son may become one of those statistics. Alfie, now six, had been pumped with steroids his whole life that were making him aggressive and he would often hit his sister, Annie, three. His family...

Alfie Dingley had his first epileptic fit when he was just eight months old. He was put on various anti-epileptic medications but nothing worked. Since then, his condition deteriorated and he typically had 150 seizures a week. A brutal attack...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Ireland, support for legalization hits nearly 75 percent

Submitted by Marijuana News Nearly three-quarters of Irish adults believe cannabis should be made available for medical purposes, writes Calvin Hughes. Earlier this week, the Irish government published their most recent edition of ‘Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland,’ which details the island’s drug statistics. One of the report’s key findings was that cannabis continues to be the most used illicit drug with over one quarter (26.4 percent) of Irish adults reporting they’ve consumed cannabis at least once in their lifetime. And the majority of Irish want to change that by removing cannabis from the list of banned...

Submitted by Marijuana News Nearly three-quarters of Irish adults believe cannabis should be made available for medical purposes, writes Calvin Hughes. Earlier this week, the Irish government published their most recent edition of ‘Drug Use in Ireland and Northern...

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on September 13, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

Danish government expedites medicinal cannabis subsidy

Terminally ill patients who use medicinal cannabis to reduce pain symptoms will receive subsidies covering the full cost of their medicine from this month. The new rule comes into effect earlier than expected, with the government and Danish People’s Party having passed a bill in March this year to establish the subsidy provision from January 1st 2019. But the measure will apply from this month, the Ministry of Health said in a press statement on Monday. “For patients who are dying and can benefit from medicinal cannabis towards the end of their time, we will now make sure they...

Terminally ill patients who use medicinal cannabis to reduce pain symptoms will receive subsidies covering the full cost of their medicine from this month. The new rule comes into effect earlier than expected, with the government and Danish People’s...

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on September 4, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Aphria partners with Schroll Medical in Denmark to produce organic medical cannabis for the worldwide market

Submitted by Marijuana News Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership (the “Partnership”) with Schroll Medical (‘Schroll” or the “Danish Company”), a subsidiary of prominent European flower producer, Schroll Flowers. The Partnership will pursue the cultivation and worldwide distribution of organic, EU GMP-certified medical cannabis, and will be managed by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Aphria Deutschland GmbH (“Aphria Germany”). The deal accelerates Aphria’s global expansion, in collaboration with an established and world-class partner, with first product expected to be available by early 2019. “Aphria continues to execute...

Submitted by Marijuana News Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership (the “Partnership”) with Schroll Medical (‘Schroll” or the “Danish Company”), a subsidiary of prominent European...

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on September 4, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

This Irish 8-year-old epilepsy patient is now ‘Pharma free’ thanks to medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News A mother’s campaign to get medical marijuana for her young daughter has come to a happy end. Vera Twomey recently secured a medical marijuana license for her 8-year-old daughter Ava, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Now, Twomey has announced that her daughter has been taken off all of her previous medications and is being treated solely with medicinal cannabis, writes Calvin Hughes. “Ava has become officially pharma free,” Twomey told The Irish Sun. “We were scared and excited at the same time to know what it would bring.” Story Continues Below Now she...

Submitted by Marijuana News A mother’s campaign to get medical marijuana for her young daughter has come to a happy end. Vera Twomey recently secured a medical marijuana license for her 8-year-old daughter Ava, who suffers from a rare form...

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