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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

France opens first coffee shops selling CBD products

Submitted by Marijuana News France allows the sale of cannabis and hemp products that contain less than 0.2 percent THC. Among European Union nations, France has some of the toughest laws against cannabis. Yet the country of nearly 67 million people has one of the highest rates of cannabis consumption in Europe. Recognizing the demand, some French companies have figured out a way to satisfy customers’ desire for cannabis, in a way that doesn’t break the law. Across France, “coffee shops” selling cannabis and hemp products are springing up. But customers won’t find any products with THC in them....

Submitted by Marijuana News France allows the sale of cannabis and hemp products that contain less than 0.2 percent THC. Among European Union nations, France has some of the toughest laws against cannabis. Yet the country of nearly 67...

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

How to break into Europe’s untapped cannabis markets, according to the experts

Submitted by Marijuana News With a rapidly changing and geographically inconsistent legal landscape for cannabis in Europe, defining an optimal market entry strategy can be a serious challenge for licensed producers in North America and other countries hoping to wheel and deal in Europe. Still, the market is there and ready for conscientious producers to make their mark, writes Brandon Hicks.  Speaking at the World Cannabis Congress, UK-based advocates Blair Gibbs, an Advisor for think-tank Volteface, and George McBride, a partner at consultancy group Hanway Associates, discussed these trade barriers as well as the potential social and economic benefits of doing business with European...

Submitted by Marijuana News With a rapidly changing and geographically inconsistent legal landscape for cannabis in Europe, defining an optimal market entry strategy can be a serious challenge for licensed producers in North America and other countries hoping to...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Billy Caldwell’s life-saving cannabis oil seized from mum at airport

OFFICIALS have seized potentially life-saving medication from the mother of a 12-year-old Billy Caldwell at Heathrow Airport. Brave Billy, who is from Castlederg and suffers from epilepsy, requires medicinal cannabis oil to help prevent seizures. His mother Charlotte Caldwell credits the treatment with saving his life. Home Office officials have previously warned her GP to stop prescribing the drug to the youngster. On Monday, Charlotte and Billy completed the trip back from Canada where he was assessed by doctors and provided with a prescription of medicinal cannabis. Medication was confiscated when the mother and child arrived at Heathrow, as...

OFFICIALS have seized potentially life-saving medication from the mother of a 12-year-old Billy Caldwell at Heathrow Airport. Brave Billy, who is from Castlederg and suffers from epilepsy, requires medicinal cannabis oil to help prevent seizures. His mother Charlotte Caldwell...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

The Hemp Revival: Why Marijuana’s Cousin Could Soon Be Big Business

By Alex Halperin, The Guardian The useful crop has seen renewed interest alongside legalized weed – and there are signs that US officials are warming to it. Long associated with the hoariest hippie stereotypes, hemp is now chic. The crop – which is a cannabis plant very similar to marijuana, but lacking its best-known property: getting you high – is a versatile raw material, and like its more notorious relative, it could once again become very lucrative. The spread of marijuana legalization has sparked renewed interest not because of hemp wallet fanatics – but due largely to demand for...

By Alex Halperin, The Guardian The useful crop has seen renewed interest alongside legalized weed – and there are signs that US officials are warming to it. Long associated with the hoariest hippie stereotypes, hemp is now chic. The...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

The UK is the largest cannabis exporter in the world, according to UN report

Submitted by Marijuana News Britain produced 95 tons of legal weed in 2016, accounting for 44.9% of the world total. The United Kingdom is the largest exporter of cannabis in the world, according to a new report by the United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The UK produced 95 tons of legal weed in 2016, accounting for 44.9% of the world total. The country’s total production of legal cannabis has more than doubled since 2015, when 42 tons of marijuana were produced. This fact may come as a surprise, given that almost every form of cannabis is banned by...

Submitted by Marijuana News Britain produced 95 tons of legal weed in 2016, accounting for 44.9% of the world total. The United Kingdom is the largest exporter of cannabis in the world, according to a new report by the United...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

Greece prepares for first government-backed medical marijuana expo

Submitted by Marijuana News Building on momentum generated when Greece legalized medical cannabis imports and hemp cultivation last year, the country is gearing up for a major medical marijuana expo on Friday Upwards of 120 businesses, exhibitors, entrepreneurs, and innovators will gather in the Greek capital of Athens on Friday to present medical marijuana products, technology, and applications to the general public. But the massive cannabis event won’t just be introducing the drug to the people. Politicians from across Greece will also attend the event in order to gather support for the government’s plans to generate revenue through a...

Submitted by Marijuana News Building on momentum generated when Greece legalized medical cannabis imports and hemp cultivation last year, the country is gearing up for a major medical marijuana expo on Friday Upwards of 120 businesses, exhibitors, entrepreneurs, and...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

Creating a legal marijuana market in the UK could offset the entire NHS deficit

Submitted by Marijuana News A legal cannabis market could generate over £1 billion ($1.33 billion) in tax revenue — a figure so high it could offset the escalating NHS deficit. Health Poverty Action, an international development organisation, claims “the so-called ‘war on drugs’ was built on shaky foundations” and argues that regulation can “protect vulnerable groups and support public health,” in a report published on Saturday. The report says that prohibition is “ineffective and expensive” and, by contrast, the creation of a legal cannabis market could generate “at least £1 billion annually, but potentially more” based on other comparable markets....

Submitted by Marijuana News A legal cannabis market could generate over £1 billion ($1.33 billion) in tax revenue — a figure so high it could offset the escalating NHS deficit. Health Poverty Action, an international development organisation, claims “the...

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on May 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

Cannabis used to grow wild in Europe but went extinct before first farmers arrived, research finds

Scientists now believe plant was commonplace on continent in prehistoric period Tom Barnes The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance to cultivate it, according to new research. Scientists have previously struggled to determine where the plant grew, as its similarity to the related common hop meant usual methods of studying pollen fossils had proved difficult. However, a group of researchers from the University of Vermont led by John McPartland now believe they may have solved the mystery, by examining what...

Scientists now believe plant was commonplace on continent in prehistoric period Tom Barnes The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance...

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on May 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe

French Law Regulating Cannabis Cultivation, Use Doesn’t Necessarily Restrict THC 0

By Aurelien Bernard What if one of Europe’s nations with the strictest cannabis prohibitions had inadvertently legalized THC 11 years ago without anyone realizing it? This could be the case in France. But, there is a technicality. The main law prohibiting the cultivation or use of cannabis in France is Article R5132-86, which prohibits the production, manufacture, transport, import, export, possession, supply, the transfer, acquisition or use of cannabis plants and resin, tetrahydrocannabinols, but with the exception of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Yes, you read that correctly: “except delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol,” or THC, which is the psychoactive molecule of cannabis. Isolated and decarboxylated THC...

By Aurelien Bernard What if one of Europe’s nations with the strictest cannabis prohibitions had inadvertently legalized THC 11 years ago without anyone realizing it? This could be the case in France. But, there is a technicality. The main...

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on May 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

The Demand for Medical Marijuana in Germany Has Skyrocketed Over the Last Year

And It’s Costing Health Insurance Companies Millions By Lena Anzenhofer, Business Insider Deutschland The demand for medical marijuana in Germany has skyrocketed since it was legalised in March last year. The law allows patients to access cannabis on prescription and charge health insurance companies for it. The law prompted a report by German health insurance company Techniker-Krankenkasse and the University of Bremen, which questions the effectiveness of cannabis for treating medical conditions. The demand for medical marijuana in Germany has skyrocketed since it was legalised in March last year, placing a greater burden on the country’s health insurance providers...

And It’s Costing Health Insurance Companies Millions By Lena Anzenhofer, Business Insider Deutschland The demand for medical marijuana in Germany has skyrocketed since it was legalised in March last year. The law allows patients to access cannabis on prescription...

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