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International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 148 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

Prohibition Partners LIVE: A Preview

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 147 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

Hemp and CBG: What Will The 2020 Consumer Look Like?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a rising star within the hemp industry, tipped to follow in the footsteps of CBD as the next non-psychoactive cannabinoid to dominate the low-THC consumer market.

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 146 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

Key Insights from The Oceania Cannabis Report: Second Edition

The number of states, territories and countries with legal cannabis policies continues to grow year-on-year, and health agencies around the world are now granting approvals for various medical cannabis products....

Global Cannabis Industry Goes Online: Prohibition Partners LIVE brings together thousands of delegates from every corner of the globe

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 145 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 144 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 143 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

Key Insights from The Oceania Cannabis Report: Second Edition

The Oceania Cannabis Report: Second Edition is the most extensive review of the cannabis sector in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding islands. Launched last week, the report offers an...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 142 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

Prohibition Partners: Oceania cannabis market could be worth US$1.55b

The legal cannabis market in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania is set to be worth $US1.55 billion by 2024, according to new research from leading cannabis market...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 141 out now

The latest updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting the cannabis industry around the world as well as our regular cannabis market updates

COVID-19: The turning point for global cannabis legalisation

As of Friday, 3 April 2020, there are over one million confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide. Analysts from the IMF and UN are predicting a global recession will follow in...

INSIGHT: How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Cannabis Industry

As of 27 March, we have seen over 530,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across 199 countries. As the outbreak develops, Prohibition Partners is monitoring the situation and reporting on...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 139 out now

Discover how the coronavirus is impacting cannabis consumer behaviour and the rest of the international industry.

INSIGHT: The Coronavirus Pandemic and Cannabis Consumer Behaviour

As of 19 March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has swept through 169 countries, resulting in over 200,000 confirmed case reports worldwide. It has become the first disease outbreak since...

Prohibition Partners Releases PSYCH: The Psychedelics as Medicine Report

Leading cannabis market intelligence and strategic consultancy firm Prohibition Partners has today launched PSYCH: The Psychedelics as Medicine Report. The report is the latest in Prohibition Partners' suite of market-leading...

Key Insights from PSYCH: The Psychedelics as Medicine Report

After decades of association with the ‘hippie’ counterculture movement, psychedelics are now experiencing a period of renaissance, as the medical community investigates their potential use in treating a wealth of...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 138 out now

Prohibition Partners releases PSYCH: The Psychedelics as Medicine Report while The US FDA reopens their public comment period on CBD ‘indefinitely’ and California’s total cannabis tax revenue passes US$1 billion.

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 137 out now

The UK updates import rules to facilitate faster access to cannabis medicines while a UN vote on the classification of cannabis has been delayed to December.

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 136 out now

Malawi and Lebanon legalise cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial purposes while Presidential candidates defend their cannabis policies in the latest Democratic debate.

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 135 out now

Colorado announces a record US$1.75 billion in cannabis sales for 2019 while a majority of German political parties now support recreational cannabis reform and key insights from The European Cannabis...

Key Insights from The European Cannabis Report: 5th Edition

The European Cannabis Report: 5th Edition is the most extensive review of the European cannabis sector published to date. Launched last week, the report contains in-depth analyses of the countries...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 134 out now

Prohibition Partners launches The European Cannabis Report: 5th Edition while the FSA claims CBD foods are not authorised in the UK and Massachusetts reports US$445.1 m in recreational cannabis sales...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 133 out now

Cannabis Europa Madrid arrives on Monday 10th February while Aurora has received permits to resume selling medical cannabis products in Germany and Bernie Sanders has pledged to immediately legalise cannabis...

Is the slow pace of cannabis legalisation fuelling the black market?

Advanced research, clinical trials and passionate patients campaigns has helped to progress medical cannabis legislation on a global scale. Yet despite this, patients are seemingly continuing to turn to unregulated,...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 132 out now

New Zealand’s cannabis referendum date is set for September 19, 2020, while German imports of medical cannabis flower double again in 2019. Elsewhere Luxembourg Trade Confederation says firms already preparing...

Key Insights from The Impact Series: Disrupting Beauty

CBD cosmetics are turning heads inside the beauty industry, becoming the most disruptive force in the industry in the last two decades. The skyrocketing demand for CBD beauty products is...

International Cannabis Weekly: Issue 131 out now

Prohibition Partners launches ‘Disrupting Beauty’, the first report in 'The Impact Series’ as Sicily makes medical cannabis available free of charge and a new cannabis index launches on the Toronto...

Our Top Trend for 2020: Normalisation

At the end of last year, Prohibition Partners published an analysis of the cannabis trends that shaped 2019, and offered an assessment of what we might expect from the year...

Issue 130 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Major cannabis companies continue to divest foreign assets amid ‘cash crunch’ fears, while Eight firms bid to exclusively operate New Brunswick’s cannabis system. Meanwhile a cannabis cultivator in Lesotho begins...

Issue 129 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Prohibition Partners is set to co-host Cannabis Conclave at Davos 2020 while Illinois legal cannabis sales reach nearly $11 million during the first week of sales.

Prohibition Partners to co-host Davos’ Cannabis Conclave 2020

Prohibition Partners is pleased to be co-hosting the second annual Cannabis Conclave in Davos, Switzerland, in partnership with the Consumer Choice Center. 

Issue 128 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Cannabis-based epilepsy medicine to be available on the NHS from January 6th as Illinois begins legal cannabis sales on New Years Day as well as the trends that shaped the cannabis market in 2019.

Issue 127 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Zambia approves cultivation and export of medical cannabis, Italy’s legalisation of low-potency cannabis blocked by Senate and Trinidad and Tobago’s cannabis decriminalisation bill goes to the President for approval.

The cannabis trends that shaped 2019

In 2019 Prohibition Partners identified five mega trends that were shaping the international cannabis industry.

The UK Cannabis Report: Key Insights

To mark the anniversary of the United Kingdom legalising medicinal cannabis one year ago, Prohibition Partners has produced The UK Cannabis Report. The report examines the future challenges and opportunities...

Issue 126 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Prohibition Partners has released The UK Cannabis Report while it has been revealed that Canadians have spent CA$908 million on cannabis since it was legalised a year ago.

Issue 125 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Prohibition Partners has examined the reasons behind the global cannabis market slump while Lyphe Group has signed an agreement with Avicanna to import medical cannabis into the UK, discover more...

Uncovering the Truth Behind The Global Cannabis Industry Slump

With stocks in the cannabis industry climbing to record highs at the end of last year, 2019 was supposed to be the most prosperous year yet for the cannabis industry....

Issue 124 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

US FDA issues warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling CBD products, while domestic producers in Germany to sell wholesale medical cannabis at €2.30 per gram. Elsewhere, Colorado issues...

Key insights from The New Normal Report

The New Normal Report: Signs of the Times’ launched yesterday, in association with Protein Agency, an exploratory report documenting the rise of cannabis and CBD products across a number of...

US Congressional Committee Approves Cannabis Legalisation Bill in Historic Vote

On Wednesday, 20 November, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act was passed through the House Judiciary Committee in the US, marking the first time that a congressional committee...

Issue 123 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Cannabis stocks around the world rebounded after the US Congressional committee passed the MORE act, while the Liberal Democrats’ pledged that they would legalise cannabis in the UK in their...

Issue 122 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Two cannabis-based medicines have been approved by the NHS in the UK while Prohibition Partners is set to host an exclusive event with Protein Agency in London. Cannabis Europa also...

Issue 121 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Prohibition Partners releases The Global Cannabis Report, as Sadiq Khan calls for an evidence-based approach to UK cannabis laws. Meanwhile Australia’s Northern Territory records its first approved legal medical cannabis...

Key Insights from The Global Cannabis Report

The global legal cannabis market is forecast to be worth up to US$103.9 billion by the year 2024, driven, in the most part, by the burgeoning international medicinal cannabis market,...

Issue 120 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Gibraltar permits cannabis prescriptions for four qualifying conditions, while France authorises medical cannabis pilot programme. Elsewhere Australia issues 16,000 medical cannabis approvals this year and Mexico releases details on draft...

The Germany Cannabis Report: Key Insights

Since legalising medical cannabis in 2017, Germany has become a leading power in the European cannabis industry and is set to become a behemoth in the global market in the...

Issue 119 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Gibraltar permits cannabis prescriptions for four qualifying conditions, while France authorises medical cannabis pilot programme. Elsewhere Australia issues 16,000 medical cannabis approvals this year and Mexico releases details on draft...

Issue 118 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The medical cannabis sector in Germany is expected to be worth up to €7.7 billion by 2028 and the NOBL Group launches with international portfolio of industry-leading brands. Meanwhile, California...

The SAFE Banking Act passes the U.S House of Representatives

Earlier this month, The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act was passed by the U.S House of Representatives. Here's what it means...

Issue 117 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

MedMen and PharmaCann’s US$682 million merger falls through and the LYPHE GROUP launches with portfolio to transform access to medical cannabis. Meanwhile, sales of insured medical cannabis products in Germany...

Issue 116 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Europe’s leading medical cannabis experts weigh in on healthcare priorities, as Canadian Health Food Association lobbies to relax CBD regulations. Meanwhile Paraguay issues licensing guidelines for its new medical cannabis...

Zenabis CEO, Andrew Grieve, on North America cannabis market growth

Earlier this month, Zenabis Global supported Prohibition Partners with the launch of The North American Cannabis Report. The report arrives against a backdrop of increased transatlantic trade, regulatory change and...

Issue 115 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The SAFE Banking Act passes in the US House of Representatives, as the ACT becomes the first territory in Australia to approve the use of recreational cannabis. Meanwhile Specialists in...

Issue 114 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Ecuador legalises the production and use of medical cannabis, and a London mayoral candidate suggests launching a legal cannabis pilot programme. Meanwhile Health Canada suspends licences for Evergreen and CannTrust,...

Issue 113 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Germany receives its first medical cannabis imports from Portugal and Australia, as French parliament plans to hold a debate on the benefits of medical cannabis. Meanwhile Mexico’s congress moves to...

Issue 112 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Prohibition Partners releases The North American Cannabis Report, Thailand removes hemp extract from its narcotics list and Netanyahu proposes new legislation to ease cannabis access in Israel.

Issue 111 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

International cannabis industry says UK laws are deterring investment, Israel approves seven new cannabis growers and US DEA to expand its medical cannabis research programme.

Issue 110 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Tilray to export from Portuguese facility to Germany, as Switzerland receives the first shipment of CBD isolate from Colombia. Meanwhile Missouri to award 348 licences for medical cannabis businesses and...

Launching Today: The Cannabis Legal Report

The Cannabis Legal Report launches today against a backdrop of global regulatory change, as the international cannabis market begins to enter the mainstream. However, in a market worth a potential...

Issue 109 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Mexico’s supreme court ordered to push through medical cannabis regulation, as Tilray leases 20 hectares of land in Portugal from local agricultural firm. Meanwhile, Spain’s current government continues to oppose...

Issue 108 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Luxembourg will become the first European country to legalise cannabis, NICE guidelines prevent NHS cannabis treatments for epilepsy and Mexico invites the public to weigh in on expected legislation.

Greece green lights 26 medicinal cannabis licences

Greece has approved 26 licences for cannabis cultivation and processing facilities in the country, the government has confirmed.

Issue 107 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

British MPs claim cannabis could be legal in 5-10 years, as Epidiolex receives market approval from the European Medicines Agency. Meanwhile Aphria receives licence to open its first dispensary in...

Issue 106 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Guernsey legalises use of medical cannabis, as Thailand’s Public Health Minister orders revision of cannabis prescription regulations. Meanwhile the Ghanaian government are encouraged to consider decriminalising cannabis, and cannabis possession...

Liberté, Égalité…Legality? French government edges towards cannabis reform

Last month one of France’s most influential think-tanks, the Conseil d’analyse économique (CAE), recommended not only that France legalise recreational cannabis use, but also that the government form a monopoly...

Issue 105 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Aurora wins race for the Italian medical cannabis tender, as US lawmakers introduce a bill to speed up medical cannabis research. Meanwhile St. Vincent’s medical cannabis authority approves over 30...

Gaps remain in Irish pilot programme despite first shipment of medical cannabis oil

Earlier this week, Tilray successfully delivered the first medical cannabis oil shipment to Ireland following the decision to launch a five-year medical cannabis access scheme.

Aurora wins race for Italian medical cannabis tender

Aurora Deutschland is on the brink of landing a government contract to supply medical cannabis to the Italian government, after the other three firms left in the running were eliminated...

Turkey cannabis cultivation targets international drug trafficking

Sitting on the fence between the gardens of Europe and Asia, Turkey is still streets away from the more liberal drug policies of its European neighbours. The good news for...

Issue 104 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Cannabis Europa goes global with North American Leaders Summit, Jamaica signs programme to support new regulated market and French government approves study on the benefits of medicinal cannabis.

Issue 103 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

A new poll finds 63% of Londoners think that cannabis should be legalised for recreational use, while Romanian lawmakers propose medical cannabis legislation. Meanwhile New Zealand growers hunt for unique...

UK medicinal cannabis policy ‘failing patients’

MPs have said that the UK government is failing patients who are at risk and suffering without access to medicinal cannabis. They are calling for a full inquiry into the...

Issue 102 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Ireland commences 5-year medical cannabis pilot programme while the Swiss government opens comment period for legalisation of medical cannabis. Meanwhile Thailand’s first medical cannabis clinic reaches patient limit in first...

Issue 101 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Italy announces tender for 400kg of medical cannabis over the next two years, while London’s first medical cannabis clinic is set to open in Harley Street, London. Meanwhile a French...

Capital & Cannabis Conference Europe arrives in London

Prohibition Partners has teamed up with IMN to host the first European Cannabis Capital Conference (IC3) next week, bringing together the industry’s top brands and thought leaders with an array...

Italy announces new medical cannabis tender

Update (10 July 2019): The four companies now under review by the Italian Military are Tilray, Medicinal Organic Cannabis Australia, Aurora and Canopy Growth. The companies in the tender are...

Issue 100 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Dutch cities say no to government’s new regulated cannabis programme, Church of England investment arm gives medical cannabis its blessing and Brazilian health agency submits proposal for medical cannabis.

Issue 99 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

France embarks on two-year pilot programme, Illinois legalises recreational cannabis and Cyprus creates ‘special committee’ to award cannabis licences.

Issue 98 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Italy’s highest court rules against ‘cannabis light’, while The Netherlands announces it will issue the country’s second production licence this June. Meanwhile, a new survey suggests 86% of Thai people...

Italy’s top court bans cannabis light sales as sector feels political heat

Italy’s highest court has outlawed cannabis light sales, in a landmark ruling handed down on Thursday, stating it is a crime to market derivatives of cannabis.

Issue 97 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Luxembourg unveils its proposals for forthcoming legalisation of recreational cannabis, while Canadian government invests CA$25 million into cannabis research projects. Meanwhile the UK House of Commons supports calls for improved...

Issue 96 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Spectrum cannabis receives first production licence in Denmark after 18-month pilot programme, while UK patients inform police they are cultivating their own medical cannabis. Meanwhile Thai protestors plan 20-day rally...

Cannabis Patent Races: The rush to trademark nature

The race to patent intellectual property is a key mark of any emerging market, with patents widely recognised as the most viable way of securing future earnings and gaining a...

Three things we learned from The Asian Cannabis Report™

Asia’s medical cannabis market will be worth over US$5.8 billion by 2024 if a number of key markets introduce reform in the medium term. The figure comes from research gathered...

Issue 95 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The New Zealand government releases details of 2020 cannabis referendum, while Malta plans educational programme to accompany cannabis legalisation. Meanwhile private firms push for hemp legalisation in Hyderabad, India and...

Issue 94 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Reports suggest that Mexico could legalise recreational cannabis by October, while the New Zealand government announce they will reveal cannabis referendum details next week. Meanwhile Belgian think tank predicts legal...

Issue 93 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The European Commission presidential candidate suggests she is in in favour of legalising cannabis, while San Francisco’s PAX Labs raises a record-beating US$420 million in funding round. Meanwhile Creso secures...

Issue 92 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Canopy Growth broadens its European production base with acquisition of Spanish company Cafina, while Irish Prime Minister states he ‘has no objection’ to domestic cannabis cultivation. Meanwhile MGC Pharmaceuticals gains...

Issue 91 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Greece issues fourth cannabis production licence to Pharma Essenza, and MGC Pharma awarded licence to import CannEpil into the UK. Meanwhile US firms gain ground on Canadian cannabis companies in...

Issue 90 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Germany and South Africa award medical cannabis cultivation licences while Israel implements the partial decriminalisation of cannabis.

German cannabis cultivation licences awarded to Aphria, Aurora and Demecan

Germany has awarded three companies licences to cultivate medicinal cannabis, bringing the long-delayed tendering process that has stymied Europe’s largest market to an end.

Israeli cannabis market heats up as elections approach

“The cannabis industry is at a unique turning point, turning within a dramatically short time-frame from a pariah to a main-stage industry. Some 35 countries have already legalised cannabis to...

Lesotho cannabis licences, one small nation leading the African continent

In 2017 the Kingdom of Lesotho was the first African nation to legalise the cultivation and export of medical cannabis. As of next month it is set to issue its...

Issue 89 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society publishes new guidelines for doctors prescribing cannabis, while HelloMD undertakes a joint venture in South Africa. Meanwhile, the US Congressional Committee approves cannabis banking...

Issue 88 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Families lobby government as UK doctors still refuse to prescribe medical cannabis, while Benjamin Netanyahu contemplates legalising adult use cannabis legalisation ahead of Israel’s election. Meanwhile Jamaican minister calls for...

Africa cannabis market could be worth over $US 7.1 billion annually by 2023

Africa’s legal cannabis industry could be worth more than $US 7.1 billion annually by 2023 if legislation is introduced in a number of the continent’s major markets, according to research...

Issue 87 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

The UK’s first dedicated medical cannabis clinic opens in Manchester, while Aurora begins selling cannabis oil in German pharmacies. Meanwhile Harvest Health breaks industry records $850 million acquisition deal, and...

Brexit Takes a New Turn - But What Lies Ahead For the UK’s Legal Cannabis Industry?

With Parliament voting down both Theresa May’s negotiated deal with the EU and the prospect of a no-deal exit, the UK will now endure a further period of prolonged commercial...

Issue 86 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

TIlray complete first successful cannabis harvest in Portuguese facility, while Dutch lawmakers seek to close recreational use loopholes. Elsewhere, The Trump administration turns to public opinion on rescheduling cannabis, and...

South African government hints at compromise over cannabis deadlock

In September 2018, the Constitutional Courts of South Africa legalised the private use of recreational cannabis. The move went against government policy and the executive branch of the government has...

Issue 85 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Belgian parliament unanimously approves plans for national cannabis agency, Switzerland proposes pilot scheme to allow cannabis use for 5,000 citizens and UN delays vote on WHO cannabis recommendations.

Four key learnings from Cannabis Europa Paris

On Friday 8th February, Cannabis Europa Paris brought together leading voices on medical cannabis from the worlds of politics, pharmaceuticals and industry to discuss developments in France and across Europe.

Issue 84 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Cyprus legalises medical cannabis cultivation and consumption, while nearly 80 firms confirm they are hoping to receive cannabis cultivation licenses in Germany. Meanwhile Mexico is set to legalise cannabis by...

Greek market yet to deliver as cannabis firms remain stuck in the weeds

Greece’s government has been busy approving the first wave of licences for companies wanting to grow medicinal cannabis in the Hellenic Republic, but no business has yet acquired all three...

Issue 83 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

ECH create history as the UK’s first bulk shipment of medical cannabis is completed as French MP Ludovic Mendes voices his support for recreational cannabis use at Cannabis Europa. Elsewhere...

ECH, Grow and IPS create historic milestone

ECH, Grow Biotech and IPS Specials have created a historic milestone by importing the first bulk shipment of cannabis-based medicine to the UK, since the Home Office legalised medical cannabis...

Issue 82 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

A Malta MEP calls for a common EU legislative framework for medical cannabis, while Austria joins crackdown on CBD-based products. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Cannasouth secures medical cannabis import licence and...

Prohibition Partners recruit french regulatory advisor as tides turn on french cannabis debate

Prohibition Partners is delighted to announce that Paula Cazes will be joining the team as Regulatory Advisor and correspondent on the French cannabis market. Paula is an international lawyer, trained...

Issue 81 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis, Israel approves medical cannabis exports

UK medicinal cannabis use hampered by lack of doctor training

The European Cannabis Report™ 4th Edition is the most extensive review to date of the European cannabis industry. It examines legislation, regulation, market size and market opportunities in 33 European...

Issue 80 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Growing patient numbers in Europe point to mainstream medical cannabis use. Cannabis executives and politicians convene to discuss cannabis at Davos.

Issue 79 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Medical cannabis goes on sale in Poland, portuguese parties propose the legalisation of recreational cannabis, Luxembourg explores recreational cannabis

Issue 78 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

German startup pilots blockchain prescription service for medical cannabis, MPs criticise NHS over an inability to prescribe cannabis medicines and EU officials prepare formal medical cannabis study for January 14th.

Issue 77 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Israeli lawmakers approve legislation to export medical cannabis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines decriminalise cannabis and Thailand votes in favour of medical cannabis.

Cannabis Europa to unlock French medical cannabis industry

Following a string of key developments in 2018, France has begun reviewing their existing conservative cannabis policy by establishing a committee to review the legal status of the medical cannabis...

Issue 76 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Trump signs US Farm Bill legalising hemp, AB InBev partners with Tilray and Uruguay ramps up cultivation efforts five years after legalisation.

Issue 75 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now!

France’s ANSM special committee recommends authorising medical cannabis use, UK MP proposes a bill to legalise cannabis and Aurora moves to acquire Mexico’s only THC importer.

Issue 74 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now!

Cronos sells 45% stake to Altria for $1.8 billion, Luxembourg details their plan for residential recreational cannabis, Colombia is seeing an influx of Canadian cannabis investment and changes to New...

UK medical cannabis is now legal, but what can we expect?

Medical cannabis is officially available in the UK today via prescription and millions of patients, who suffer from registered conditions that can be treated with cannabis, could qualify for treatment.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 73

South Korea becomes the first East Asian country to legalise medical cannabis, while Luxembourg’s new government says it will legalise adult-use cannabis. Antigua and Barbuda are legalising cannabis for medical...

European presence expanded in Spanish cannabis capital

Prohibition Partners is delighted to launch its first overseas office in Barcelona, Spain. The office is run by Head of Consulting David Attwood, who recently joined the team and will...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 72

Greece has issued its first two medical cannabis licences, and the recreational cannabis bill Mexico’s incoming interior minister introduced looks set to move forward without opposition. Thailand is looking increasingly...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 71

While Germany further delays their decision on cultivation tenders, LGC Capital make plans to acquire 47% of EasyJoint, an Italian cannabis light company. While the Dominican government holds a national...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 70

While Jersey votes to increase patient access to medical cannabis, many UK patients are finding getting a prescription just as difficult as before the law change. Meanwhile, more and more...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 69

Thai government considers a draft bill for the legalisation of medical cannabis as Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that recreational cannabis use is legal. Lesotho has become a hotspot for Canadian...

Australia medical cannabis industry & New Zealand to take on the global market

Oceania is poised for big things in the global cannabis market with a regional industry that is estimated to be worth US$8.7 billion by 2028. With over 20 companies registered...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 68

Vanuatu legalises medical cannabis, Mexican officials travel to Canada to study their legalisation model, and Spain’s Podemos party prepares a bill to regulate the drug in the country by 2019.

Canada makes history as first G7 country to fully legalise cannabis

It’s hard to think about a more significant date, in the long and arduous history of cannabis prohibition than October 17th, 2018. Today, Canada becomes the first G7 country in...

Latin America cannabis industry to be worth over $12.7 billion

Over the past 24 months, the Latin American cannabis industry has emerged from the shadows to command the attention of the international cannabis community as over ten major markets have...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 67

As Canada legalises recreational cannabis, Lithuanian parliament votes to legalise medical cannabis and New Zealand’s Health Ministry is working towards a 2020 date for legal medical cannabis.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 66

UK to reschedule medical cannabis on November 1, and the country’s Royal College of psychiatrists will review their opposition to legalisation. Jamaica ships cannabis oil to Canada ahead of recreational...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 65

Canadian cannabis companies seek European investment as October 17th approaches. Elsewhere the European Parliament environmental committee passes its first motion on medical cannabis and Prohibition Partners goes global with the...

High consumption and favourable legislation boost Italian cannabis market

As of September 2018, the Italian medical cannabis system is struggling to meet patient demand. In 2017, 300 patients applied for medical cannabis but, a year later, nearly 10,000 patients...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 64

UK government announces how it will define cannabis-based medicines and Stenocare plans to become the first medical cannabis IPO in Denmark, while Epidiolex becomes the first cannabis-based medicine approved by...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 63

As cannabis stocks skyrocketed this week, Denmark received its first shipment of cannabis oil and Germany received its first shipment of CBD capsules.

Regional complexity inhibiting the Spanish cannabis industry

Last year we examined the state of cannabis clubs in Catalonia. Historically a frontrunner in terms of both medical and recreational cannabis the region has blazed a trail in continental...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 62

Canadian cannabis companies look to European funds, Aurora acquires the largest hemp producer on the continent and Tilray exports cannabis oils to a paediatric patient in the UK. In France,...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 61

Aphria secures a Danish partner to produce organic medical cannabis, MGC signs European distribution deals and Pure Global Cannabis lists on the German Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, Canopy stock surges and...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 60

Maricann and San Martino plan to enter into cannabis joint venture in Italy, while Danish cultivator Danavian Cannabis Ltd. is acquired by Kaneh Bosm. Meanwhile, Germany calls for help from...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 59

The Green Organic Dutchman acquires Polish CBD company HemPoland for €30 million, while British beverage giant Diageo explores investment options in the cannabis space. Meanwhile European Parliament prepares a motion...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 58

Maricann completes first shipment of cannabis flower into Germany, while elsewhere Aurora ships mother plants into Denmark to begin cultivation for Aurora Nordic. Meanwhile, the UN begins its first formal...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 57

Cannabis companies raise over €6.9 billion in 2018, MedMen list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Epidiolex looks set to cost patients €28,000 per year in the US. Meanwhile, UK...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 56

CROP set to harvest 600,000 plants of ‘cannabis light’ in Autumn. Canadian companies are tapping into the Swiss market as Italy’s health minister pushes for private cultivation licences. Meanwhile, Israeli...

European legal cannabis market expected to exceed 115 BILLION by 2028

By 2028, the European cannabis market will be worth €115.7 billion, according to market intelligence and strategic consultancy firm, Prohibition Partners. The findings come from The 3rd Edition of The...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 55

Germany is experiencing a ‘blistering’ rate of growth as Together signs a €10 million export deal. In a historic development, UK doctors will be able to prescribe medical cannabis by...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 54

The German government has announced that they are going to re-start their cannabis cultivation tender as the UK’s Advisory Council the Misuse of Drugs recommends rescheduling some cannabis-based medicines. Prohibition...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 53

MGC Pharmaceuticals secure a European cannabis manufacturing license for a facility in Slovenia, whilst elsewhere, XHemplar plant up 25 acres of ‘cannabis light’ in Italy. Meanwhile, Genetically modified cannabis may...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 52

Crop signs an agreement to cultivate over half a million square feet of ‘cannabis 'light’ in Italy, while elsewhere Maricann receives a letter of intent from Malta Enterprise, allowing them...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 51

Aurora becomes the first licensed supplier to the Maltese medical cannabis industry, while Canopy CEO Bruce Linton suggests that future of cannabis may be as product, not as a commodity....

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 50

The UK prepares for cannabis reform after a landmark week in the news, and a number of high-profile medical cannabis cases. Meanwhile, Malta issues its first import licence to Aphira...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 48

A new study finds that legalising cannabis could boost UK tax revenue by up to £3.5 billion per year, while the global drinks industry, suggests cannabis is its single biggest...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 49

Parisians line up to buy low-THC ‘cannabis light’ in newly opened store, while German insurers release their first insights into the business of covering medical cannabis. Elswhere, UK border force...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 47

GW Pharma makes a breakthrough with US Food and Drug Administration, while Aurora heavily expands it’s German market presence. Meanwhile, a new study finds that the majority of Britons would...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 46

MGC plans 4,000 square metre facility in Malta in attempt to penetrate the European market, whilst Doctors lead a protest in House of Commons to overturn Britains medical cannabis ban....

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 45

Aurora buys Medreleaf for €1.9 billion in the largest cannabis merger to date. Canadian companies look abroad as industry consolidation continues, the UK’s first not for profit CBD shop opens...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 44

Maricaan Group closes the acquisition of Swiss company Haxxon, as Organigram sets up to acquire 25% of German company Alpha-Cannabis. Marches in Peru and Argentina demand new cannabis laws, while...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 43

Lidl begins selling cannabis to European consumers while Aurora and Medreleaf initiate merger talks. Elsewhere, Zimbabwe legalises medical cannabis and an Edinburgh mother gets over 170,000 signatures on her petition...

Cannabis Patient boom in Germany puts pressure on supply

Since March 2017, medical cannabis has been legal in Germany, launching a new domestic industry, and attracting the watchful eye of the global cannabis community. Previously, the state had only...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 42

Israeli pharmacies start selling cannabis, cannabis continues to carve up the beer market and the FDA could soon spark a surge in medical cannabis research. Meanwhile, we examine reform in...

Dutch cannabis sector to take control back from the black market

Dutch cannabis laws are not without fault. Since the introduction of coffee shops in 1976, Amsterdam’s cannabis has been supplied by criminal organisations. Additionally, a lack of cannabis cultivation licences,...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 41

France is missing out on a €10 billion annual cannabis market. Elsewhere, Luxembourg's medical cannabis law nears completion as Canadian LP's profit from German demand.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 40

Legal cannabis sales is set to surpass the fizzy drinks market by 2030. Elsewhere, MGC opens in Malta, Israeli pharmacies stock cannabis and new data shows cannabis can help cut...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 39

Israel is exporting intellectual property and expertise abroad as Canada waits for a decision over cultivation licences in Germany. Elsewhere, two new studies show that cannabis can help reduce to...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 38

New study shows how the regulated cannabis market brings significant economic benefits and medical cannabis is officially legal in Malta. Meanwhile, cannabis can help treat alcohol and drug addiction

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 37

MedReleaf signs deal with Germany distributor, Tilray partners with Novartis and Alfie Dingley campaign makes fresh progress. Meanwhile, we examine the zero-tolerance cannabis policies of Sweden

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 36

Landmark study shows regulated cannabis can bring boost to the economy, Germany's on track to become Europe's biggest medical market and the UN chief advocates for drug decriminalisation. Meanwhile we...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 35

Surprisingly, a new report shows the UK was the biggest legal cannabis producer in 2016. Elsewhere, big tobacco eyes up a piece of the cannabis market and Canopy look for...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 34

Cronos Group becomes the first cannabis listing on Nasdaq while three cannabis bills are on the podium in the German Bundestag. The UK Home Office debate a medical cannabis trial...

Macedonia cannabis aims to become leading european cultivator

In February 2016, after six months of deliberation, Macedonia has pushed through legislation to legalise the use of medical cannabis. Since then Macedonia has set its sights on European expansion...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 33

Global cannabis investments are up, Israel approves exports and 'seed to patient' plans go ahead in Malta. Meanwhile, Prohibition Partners discuss the mixed messages in the potential Romanian cannabis industry.

Government giving mixed signals on medical Romania cannabis legislation

Romania’s history has been full of rebounds, ebbs and flows of distress and productivity, often playing catch up to rejoin the socio-economic norms of mainstream Europe. Once a powerful hemp...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 32

Holland and Barrett stock CBD oil as Pernod Ricard boss admits the cannabis market is being closely watched. Aurora's stock rises alongside global potency levels and this week's exclusive market...

Cautious pilot scheme rolls out Luxembourg cannabis

Luxembourg, nestled between France, Belgium and Germany, has long suffered from the domination of neighbouring countries. The end result is a proud national motto “Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn”...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 31

German police associations calls for decriminalisation as Portuguese health experts weigh in on the cannabis debate. Meanwhile Greece is fast tracking cannabis legislation in a bid to boost economy. Our...

Turkey cannabis cultivation aims to combat international drug trafficking

Sitting on the fence between the gardens of Europe and Asia, Turkey is still streets away from the more liberal drug policies of its European neighbours. The good news for...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 30

Global market predictions rise again, firms look to Maltese market and Aphria eyes up Nuuvera deal. Fast growing hemp becomes even faster growing market as building material becomes invaluable. This...

Cultivation laws inhibiting Slovenian cannabis treatments

Cannabis is regularly or occasionally used by 15 percent of Slovenian population and it’s estimated that 30,000 citizens self-medicate using cannabis extracts. However, only 160 patients choose to do so...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 29

The world's largest cannabis merger begins to take shape as North American firms look to Europe. On home soil France looks to soften drug laws but fends off legalisation discussions...

Serbian patients fight for cannabis reform

Serbia is the largest and most populous country of the former Yugoslavia. It is home to a strong pro-legalisation movement which is led by activists, patients and researchers. In this...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 28

Italy begins selling high CBD cannabis as Danish doctors remain in the dark about cannabis prescriptions. In a watershed moment for athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency removes CBD from the...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 27

Italy's stocks run low as it begins imports from The Netherlands, Dutch regions take the initiative on domestic cultivation and Aurora move into Denmark. Our deep dive this week examines...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 26

New studies show cannabis can be used in psychosis as Epidolex gets FDA approval. Meanwhile, Canadian giant Canopy Growth targets Europe and South America for international expansion. The first country...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 25

The final Cannabis Weekly of the year looks at Tilray's operations in Europe, Noway's decriminalisation and new considerations to ban synthetic cannabinoids. We also investigate the Belgian cannabis industry and...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 24

Giant steps taken in the move to a post-prohibition era as the World Health Organisation declares CBD 'safe'. Elsewhere predictions on the global cannabis market show explosive growth and more...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 23

Spectrum Cannabis announce 40,000 square metre project in Odense, Australian-based Creso signs ten year deal in Switzerland as Ireland considers decriminalisation by 2019. Our country review discusses Malta's latest shift...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 22

Hemp beverage companies move into Europe, Czech republic looks to cash in on cannabis market and cannabis data companies open operations. We also examine a historic moment for cannabis legislaiton...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 21

The number of cannabis oil users has doubled in the UK, a $3 billion merger could disrupt the global market and Poland and Lithuania make strides in medical cannabis legislation.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 20

Investors look to pump $1.5 billion into Greek medical cannabis industry and The Body Shop hits a goldmine with best-selling hemp products. Meanwhile Budweiser boss looks at cannabis as the...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 19

Big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could be poised to enter the cannabis industry. Tilray has become the first company to import live cannabis genetics into Europe. CannTrust have received approval to export medical cannabis and are...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 18

In a milestone for the cannabis industry, Corona distributor takes a 10% stake in Canopy Growth. Three new cannabis funds, involving Poseidon, Medmen and Nesta Holdings, have all launched within a seven-day period. Speakers at CannaTech discuss...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 17

The benefits of cannabis-based therapy for asthma are being researched by CIITECH.  Polish parliament voted to legalise medical cannabis in July. Could Poland now become a global exporter? Elixinol are bringing decades of experience to...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 16

The medical cannabis market is predicted to grow by $50 billion at a CAGR of 17.1%. Tilray and Chronos Group, two of Canada's biggest producers, are recognising the potential of Europe's nascent legal cannabis...

Portuguese Cannabis laws are holding back economic potential

Historically, Portugal is regarded as somewhat of a trailblazer when it comes to drug reform. Yet in the 15+ years that have followed, very little progress has been made and...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 15

Maricann Inc. have partnered with Julian Marley to distribute cannabis products throughout Europe. Tilray partners with German pharmaceutical wholesaler to facilitate distribution and logistics.  There's new opportunity in the world of sport, as The...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 14

MMJ PhytoTech has received a 'Free Sale Certificate' in Germany, enabling sales of their cannabinoid food supplements. Israel’s Therapix Biosciences have developed a cannabis-based drug that is showing promise for cognitive decline. Potent...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 13

Canopy Growth are keen to get a headstart as the Danish cannabis market is set to kick-start in 2018.  Canadian producer, Tilray, is to build a €20 million medical cannabis facility in Portugal. Here...

Is the Netherlands cannabis industry falling behind?

The New Opium Act was implemented in the Netherlands in 1976, which was to lead the way for the so called ‘Policy of Tolerance’. Initially, the policy was meant as...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 12

Canadian producer, Aurora Cannabis, have made their first shipment to the German marketplace. The value of medical cannabis is expected to grow by 25%-35% compounded annually over the next 5 years. Research from Zelda...

British cannabis market could still dominate Europe’s legal industry

It is 50 years since the Summer of Love attempted to break down British cannabis prohibition. Thankfully the world's understanding and education of this hugely important plant has evolved significantly...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 11

Industry giants Tilray have raised €20 million to serve the EU medical cannabis market. Canadian supplier Canopy extend their European reach with a deal to supply cannabis seeds to Spanish pharmaceutical producer. Cannabis biotech companies...

The Israel cannabis sector, a global leader

Israel has been a pioneer in the research and development of medical cannabis for decades. THC and the endocannabinoid system were first discovered there.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 10

Medical cannabis giant Aurora Cannabis surpasses 19,000 registered patientsin Canada & Germany. Some of the cannabis industry's most successful entrepreneurs offer adviceon how to get the most from the market. Canadian cannabis...

Is the French Cannabis sector falling behind Europe?

Eoin Keenan

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 9

GW Pharma looks to invest in the UK, US companies look to Israeli research firms and Swiss public favour cannabis legislation. This week, we study France's position on medical cannabis...

What does the future hold for the Czech cannabis industry?

Eoin Keenan

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 8

Momentum grows in Germany for 'sensible' cannabis reform as one doctor holds hunger strike over 'bureaucratic' system. Meanwhile to the west, cannabis oils skyrocket in Ireland and the Lib-Dems push...

Ireland cannabis legalisation hits roadblock in pursuit of medical classification

A Bill calling for the legalisation of medical cannabis in Ireland was rejected by the Oireachtas Health Committee in July over fears that it could potentially “decriminalise the recreational use...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 7

Extraction is changing the way we think of cannabis production. Elsewhere, a Maltese MP calls on the medical community for their support in cannabis legislation. As part of the Country...

Cannabis cigarettes.. a hit for Swiss supermarket chain

Coop, the Swiss supermarket chain, now stocks cannabis cigarettes high in CBD and initial sales have already been incredibly high.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 6

The Netherlands looks to emulate Uruguay in cannabis reform plans and UK could benefit from £2 billion boost to the economy under relaxed cannabis laws. Meanwhile, we examine CBD cigarettes...

Poland passes bill to legalise medical cannabis

Poland’s lower house of parliament (Sejm) has voted overwhelmingly in favour of making medical cannabis legal “under certain circumstances”.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 5

History suggests legalising cannabis can reduce drug abuse, Welsh MP urges UK to make cannabis change and German shares in Aurora surge. As part of the Country Review, we report...

Greece legalises cannabis for medical use

On June 30th, the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and Health Minister, Andreas Xanthos announced that Greece is to become the seventh European country to legalise cannabis for medical use.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 4

Studies show cannabis legalisation linked to lower crime rates, Aurora debuts on the Toronto Stock Exchange and new report shows European cannabis market could be world's largest. In this weeks...

Spanish region blazes the trail for cannabis legalisation

Following a petition which amassed over 60,000 signatures, the Catalonian Parliament decided to legalise the cultivation, consumption and distribution of cannabis throughout the autonomous Spanish region.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 3

The UK is falling behind modern democracies in cannabis legislation but medical cannabis could be available in the nearby Channel Islands. Meanwhile, the global medical cannabis market expects to grow...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 2

Catalonia becomes the 3rd region in Spain to legalise cultivation and distribution of cannabis. Elsewhere, startups in Germany turn their attention to cannabis as two North American giants look to...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 1

Poland looks to become 7th European country to pass medical cannabis legislation. Greece's economy could be set for a boost as German market attracts American investors. For the first Prohibition...

German Cannabis leads the European medical market

January 19th, 2017 saw a major development in Germany’s relationship with cannabis. German parliament unanimously voted to make it legal for doctors to prescribe cannabis-based treatments for ‘seriously ill’ patients.

The European Cannabis Report

The legal cannabis industry is the biggest potential new market in the world, with Europe’s recreational alone currently being valued at €18bn. The European Cannabis Report from Prohibition Partners is the first...

Could Italy fully legalise recreational cannabis use? [And what could it mean for the economy?]

In April, in an effort to develop attitudes towards cannabis even further, The Radicali Italiani Movement announced plans to introduce a bill that proposes the full legalisation of adult cannabis...

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