Issue 207

23.07.2021

Europe
USA
Latam & Caribbean
APAC
Africa & Middle East

HIGHLIGHTS 

CONTINUED PROGRESS ON MEDICAL CANNABIS ACCESS FOR PATIENTS IN IRELAND

The Irish Ministry of Health announced a new Medical Cannabis Access Programme is operational as of July 2021. In addition, patients obtaining medical cannabis under ministerial approval will now have their products directly reimbursed by the government.

Although patient access to medical cannabis products in Ireland now appears to be improving, this positive shift is preceded by more broadscale access in other countries across Europe. Recent surveys have shown overwhelming support from the Irish public for the legalisation of medical cannabis.

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FRANCE DRAFTS REGULATIONS PROHIBITING HEMP FLOWERS DESPITE COURT RULING

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NEW YORK TO ALLOW FARMERS TO SELL AND GROW BEFORE LAUNCH OF ADULT-USE PROGRAMME

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Europe

  • Berlin Senate to go to Cologne Administrative Court to obtain exemption for sales-for-consumption project.
  • Year-on-year imports of medical cannabis flowers to Germany increase despite slow take-off for 2021.
  • Switzerland makes further revisions to its adult-use pilot programme on the cusp of its launch.
  • European industrial hemp market in high demand, with 60% of crops already sold for this year.
  • Greece to legalise cultivation, sale and export of cannabis with over 0.2% THC, though amendments may delay progress.
  • Swedish entrepreneur creates cryptocurrency CanCoin with the aim of becoming Europe’s central cannabis bank.
  • France publishes its draft decree to allow for the cultivation, import, export, and industrial and commercial use of CBD.
  • Delays expected for first legal cannabis harvests in the Netherlands due to programme uncertainties.

WEBINAR

LIVE WEBINAR – CBD COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

In this exclusive webinar, Prohibition Partners and Always Pure Organics will discuss the market, trends, challenges and wide range of opportunities in this innovative sector of CBD – from formulation FAQs to future innovations.

Join Prohibition Partners’ data & strategy director Barbara Pastori, alongside Always Pure Organics formulation specialist Ewelina Balec, and sales lead Stephanie Cowan, for an open discussion around the opportunities in cosmetics.

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USA

CANADA

EVENT

STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER WILL DETAIL NEW YORK’S ‘NATION-LEADING’ MODEL FOR CANNABIS LEGISLATION

Joining Prohibition Partners and Business of Cannabis in New York on 29 September, State Senator and lead sponsor of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) Liz Krueger will reveal more about New York’s cannabis legalisation model.

With a ‘nation-leading’ model for legalisation, is New York set to become the new Capital of Cannabis? Early Bird Ticket sales for Business of Cannabis: New York are ending soon. Secure your seat at a reduced price today.

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