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July 16, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces a Bill to Federally Legalise Cannabis in the United States
On Wednesday, 14 July, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a draft bill that would federally legalise cannabis in the US.
Adult-Use Cannabis Legalisation in Europe: The Final Countdown Begins
In this insightful article, international cannabis expert, Barbara Pastori, explores the potential impact of adult-use legalisation in Europe.
July 15, 2021
Business of Cannabis: New York – Venue & Speakers Announced
In partnership with Business of Cannabis, we're pleased to announce that the secret venue for Business of Cannabis: New York can finally be revealed.
July 9, 2021
Uruguay is on the Cusp of Legalising and Commercialising CBD Edibles
The Uruguayan government is considering proposed changes to regulations which, if approved, will result in the legalisation of edible non-psychoactive cannabis products.
July 1, 2021
The Extraction Report: Exclusive Preview – Webinar
Prohibition Partners were joined by Always Pure Organics and Vitalis Extraction Technology for an exclusive preview of The Extraction Report on Wednesday 30 June. With the extracts market on the...
June 25, 2021
Symtomax Granted Approval to Cultivate, Sell and Export Medical Cannabis
License marks commencement of European cultivation activities for Symtomax in Portugal.
June 24, 2021
Business of Cannabis: New York – September 29 2021
We’re pleased to announce our first joint event in partnership with Business of Cannabis. The event will take place in New York this September and will bring together the most...
June 17, 2021
THC Content of Illicit Market Cannabis in Europe at an All-Time High
The EMCDDA’s European Drug Report 2021 highlights a significant increase in THC content of cannabis in Europe, as well as prevalent cannabis use amongst Europeans and an increase in home...
June 16, 2021
Cannabis and Hemp to Kickstart Argentina’s Economic Recovery?
Argentina is making steady progress in its quest to become synonymous with the cultivation of other plants besides its beloved Yerba Mate, namely cannabis and hemp.
June 11, 2021
Political Parties in Portugal Propose Adult-Use Cannabis Legalisation Bills in Parliament
Momentum towards adult-use legalisation is gathering pace across Europe.
June 9, 2021
The Future of Social Equity and Social Justice in Europe
At Prohibition Partners LIVE last month, an expert panel explored how a legal cannabis industry in Europe could look with a socially-focused approach to Cannabis. Watch and read insights from...
Is There a Doctor in the House? Patient Access to Medical Cannabis
Time and again, we hear stories from current and prospective patients airing grievances about the system, cost and products on offer - much of which could be alleviated through reform...
June 4, 2021
Czech Parliament advances bill to liberalise medical cannabis
On Wednesday the 2nd of June, the lower house of the Czech Parliament approved a bill of amendments to the country's laws governing the production and prescription of medical cannabis...
June 3, 2021
The Medical Cannabis Conundrum in Europe
Amidst a steady rise in demand in Europe, what are the medical cannabis opportunities and challenges for producers and distributors alike?
May 27, 2021
Curaleaf Holdings Across the Pond: Why Europe, Why Now?
Executive Chairman & Founder of Curaleaf, Boris Jordan, joined Financial Times Reporter, Patricia Nilsson, for a frank fireside discussion at Prohibition Partners LIVE last week. Buckle in to hear insights...
May 13, 2021
Spanish Government to Examine Benefits of Legalising Medical Cannabis
Today, the Comisión de Sanidad y Consumo (Spanish Congressional Health and Consumer Affairs Commission) voted to establish a subcommittee with the express purpose of exploring the potential of medical cannabis...
May 6, 2021
From Production to Politics: Prohibition Partners LIVE returns for Third Edition with Agenda Set to Push Forward Cannabis Transformation Across the Industry
The third edition of the premium virtual cannabis conference to bring together over 60 speakers and 500 delegates from all corners of the globe in a three-day deep dive into...
April 30, 2021
Revealed: The Canadian Cannabis Export Market for 2020
Data provided to Atalis by Statistics Canada reveal for the first time in-depth details of the cannabis produced and exported from Canada.
April 23, 2021
Who are the medical cannabis patients in Europe?
The European medical cannabis market is still in its infancy, with much work to be done before patient access catches up to the levels seen in North America.
April 16, 2021
Reimbursed sales of medical cannabis in Germany grew by 34% in 2020
The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV), whose members insure 90% of the German population, have released data on reimbursed medical cannabis usage covering the entirety of 2020....
April 9, 2021
Key Insights from The European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition
Prohibition Partners explore the key insights from the European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition, providing detailed analyses on all aspects of the burgeoning industry from patient access and regulatory change to...
April 7, 2021
The Medical Cannabis Market in Italy Grew 30% in 2020
New data shows that the market for medical cannabis in Italy continued to grow in 2020 despite COVID-related disruptions. However, patient accessibility remains a major issue in the country.
The European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition Lead Sponsor Foreword from Mario Eimuth, Founder ADREXPharma GmbH
The European cannabis market is developing strongly. The latest projections indicate that it is expected to reach US$37 billion by 2027 from US$3,5 billion in 2019; it is anticipated to...
Expert Interview: Nick Davis, CEO Memery Crystal
Founded in 1978, Memery Crystal is an in- dependent, full service, partner-led law firm based in Fleet Street, London. The firm’s practice areas include Corporate, Real Estate, Banking & Finance,...
The PharmaHemp Story
PharmaHemp started to build an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) production plant in accordance with current European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU GMP), which will enable the company to expand into...
April 6, 2021
Expert Interview: Jonathan Nadler, Co-Founder & MD of LYPHE GROUP
An interview with Jonathan Nadler Co-Founder & MD of LYPHE GROUP a European medical cannabis clinical telehealth and dispensing ecosystem.
Expert Interview: Marianne Hundtofte Nielsen, VP Business Development & Medical Affairs, Aurora Europe
An interview with Marianne Hundtofte Nielsen from Aurora Europe GmbH, the largest authorized importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union.
Expert Interview: Lenny Karmiol, CEO Perfect Plants
With roots deeply embedded in the horticultural industry and over 40 years of biogenetic experience, Perfect Plants is a global leader in tissue culture production. Specialising in food and pharma...
Expert Interview: Michael Sassano, CEO Somai Pharmaceuticals
An interview with Michael Sassano CEO of Somai Pharmaceuticals an international company focused on the extraction of the Cannabis plant and making formulations for the EU market.
Expert Interview: Dylan Kennett and Rahool Sarjua of DLA Piper
An interview with associates of DLA Piper a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries.
Expert Interview: Timo Bongartz, GM of Fluence EMEA
Pioneering European Cannabis Cultivation with LED Lighting Solutions: a Q&A with Fluence EMEA General Manager Timo Bonartz.
Expert Interview: Susanne Caspar, CEO of Linnea
Why, given the challenges involved, has Linnea decided add Cannabis to its portfolio? Over the last 40 years or so, Linnea SA has gained extensive experience in the manufacture of...
April 1, 2021
Join us for an overview of the key findings from the European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition
In what is an exciting time for the future of cannabis in the Europe, the latest Prohibition Partners report focusses on Europe a crucial part of the global industry map.
March 31, 2021
Swiss Government Releases Details on Adult-Use Cannabis Pilot Schemes
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has announced further draft details on the plans for legalised supply of adult-use cannabis under pilot schemes. Under the current plan, the...
March 26, 2021
The Key Challenges Facing the Brazilian Cannabis Market
A rapadura é doce mas não é mole não - this Brazilian idiom, which can be translated as “panela is sweet but is not soft” expresses the idea that some...
IASP Raises Questions on Use of Medical Cannabis for Pain
In the context of the ongoing legalisation of medical cannabis around the globe, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has raised questions about the effectiveness of the...
March 19, 2021
Petcare CBD: Regulations and Research
Following the publication of IMPACT: Disrupting Petcare, Prohibition Partners has highlighted the development of the research and regulations which has shaped the industry so far, and how it is set...
Epidiolex and the Challenge for the Medical CBD Market
The use of CBD is growing rapidly across international markets as millions of people are using CBD every year for a wide range of reasons, especially across high-income countries like...
March 12, 2021
Cannabis & CBD Petcare: Trends, Consumer Behaviour and COVID-19
The CBD petcare market saw significant developments in the last few years with an increase in acquisitions and partnerships, the rise of pet humanisation, celebrities such as Martha Stewart launching...
March 11, 2021
Mexican congress approves adult-use cannabis law
There is a famous Mexican idiom that says “El que nace pa' tamal, del cielo le caen las hojas”, roughly translated to “The one that is born for tamale, the...
March 5, 2021
German Government Answers Questions on Medical Cannabis
On the 4th of March, the German Bundestag published the following parliamentary questions on the topic of medical cannabis along with the government’s responses.
March 2, 2021
Key Insights from The IMPACT SERIES: Disrupting Petcare
The CBD and wellness segment has seen significant growth in the last few years, with brands diversifying their product offerings in the food and beverage, supplement, and most recently, the...
February 26, 2021
Colombia To Promote International Cannabis Exports
Last week, the Colombian government announced a draft bill to export cannabis flower to international markets. In this special feature from Prohibition Partners, we examine the potential of the Colombian...
February 18, 2021
Canada’s Preference for Cannabis 2.0 Products Increases
In October 2019, Canada launched Cannabis 2.0 products, including cannabis-based edibles, vapes, beverages, oils and topicals. Investors anticipated that these new products would bring a new wave of investment and...
February 16, 2021
Germany Imports Record Volume of Medical Cannabis in 2020
An analysis of the Germany cannabis market has revealed that cannabis imports are at their highest level, and there is no sign of the trend slowing for Europe's largest cannabis...
February 12, 2021
Exclusive: Dutch Medical Cannabis Sales Decreased in 2020
For the first time in ten years, the total sales of Dutch medical cannabis decreased from one year to the next (2019 to 2020). While domestic cannabis sales grew by...
New Data Reveals Cannabis Consumption Rates Across Europe
Between the 3rd August and 15th September 2020, the European Commission carried out a survey of EU and UK inhabitants on their cannabis consumpion
February 10, 2021
Expert Interview: Robert Fonn, DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning itself to help...
February 8, 2021
Key Insights from the North American Cannabis Report: Second Edition
Enjoy an overview of The North American Cannabis Report: Second Edition as well as a selection of the highlights featured within the latest publication from Prohibition Partners.
February 5, 2021
MGC Pharmaceuticals to be first Cannabis Company Listed on London Stock Exchange
MGC Pharmaceuticals is set to become the first cannabis company to list on the London Stock Exchange, representing a watershed moment for the European cannabis market.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals acquires GW Pharma in $7.2 billion deal
Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced its acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals in a US$7.2 billion deal, subject to regulator and shareholder approval.
January 25, 2021
Join us for an overview of the key findings from the North American Cannabis Report
In what is an exciting time for the future of Cannabis in the USA, the latest Prohibition Partners report takes a laser focus to a crucial part of the global...
January 20, 2021
Prohibition Partners’ Top Ten Cannabis Trends for 2021
Prohibition Partners' international team of analysts, consultants and thought-leaders have come together to analyse the top trends set to define the cannabis industry in 2021 and beyond. From the impact of...
January 14, 2021
USA Gears Towards Federal Cannabis Reform
On 6th January 2021, it was announced that the Democrats won both US Senate run-off elections in Georgia. This was a significant win for Democrats who now hold a half...
December 11, 2020
German cannabis flower market contracts in Q3 Copy
The latest data for the German medical cannabis market shows that in the midst of COVID-19, quarterly growth is stalling. While the value of flower sale dropped, the sales of...
December 10, 2020
Investigating Cannabis for COVID-19: A live discussion
The most serious cases of COVID-19 arise from patients' overactive immune responses which damage their own organs. As cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids are powerful modulators of the immune response,...
December 4, 2020
US House Progresses Bill which would Federally Decriminalise Cannabis
The MORE act, if passed into law in the US, would result in major cannabis reform across the country. However, there are still a number of hurdles which need to...
December 3, 2020
Discover the latest Key Insights from the Germany: Cannabis and CBD Consumer Report
This week, Prohibition launched the Germany Cannabis and CBD Consumer Report, providing the most comprehensive look at consumers of cannabis and CBD in Germany to date.
December 2, 2020
The UN Votes to Recognise the Potential Medical value of Cannabis
The UN has just accepted recommendations made by the World Health Organisation which reschedule cannabis and cannabis related substances, effectively accepting the medical potential of cannabis.
November 23, 2020
Key Insights from The Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis Report
Across the breadth of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which covers more than 10,000 kilometers north to south, the cannabis industry has been emerging, or re-emerging as some would...
November 19, 2020
European Court of Justice Rules that CBD is not a narcotic
In a landmark case for CBD in Europe, the highest court of the EU has ruled that CBD is not a narcotic and that the principle of free movement of...
November 13, 2020
New player in the Spanish medical cannabis landscape
Spain was one of the first European countries to decriminalise the personal use and cultivation of cannabis for self-consumption. However, while cannabis is used by individuals and the regulation of...
November 10, 2020
Prohibition Partners to feature at Colombian Cannabis Conference
November 5, 2020
The number of adults in US states with legal adult-use cannabis just jumped by 20%
Major wins for progressive drug policy have been achieved in this round of US elections. Six ballots have been approved by voters which open up access to legal cannabis. Oregon...
November 4, 2020
CBD: Synthetic or Natural?
October 30, 2020
Danish cannabis: despite rising sales of flower, product availability is still a major issue
While flower sales saw a new high of almost 2 million mg of cannabinoid sold in Q2 2020, the scarcity of extracts in the country has kept the market constrained,...
53% of voters in New Zealand Support Continued Prohibition of Adult Use Cannabis in Preliminary Count
While results are preliminary, it is unlikely that a majority Yes vote will be achieved in the final count next week.
October 20, 2020
Key Insights from the Pharmaceutical Cannabis Report
October 14, 2020
Key Insights From CBD: The Consumer Report
CBD: The Consumer Report is the latest release in the suite of Prohibition Partners’ market-leading consumer research reports, providing proprietary data on over 15,000 adults from seven key global markets,...
October 9, 2020
Synthetic cannabinoid firm halves workforce since 77% stock drop
Corbus Pharmaceuticals, one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical cannabinoid industry takes a hit as their lead drug fails in advanced clinical trials.
October 2, 2020
Australian medical cannabis approvals rising despite COVID-19 disruptions
After a quarter of stalled growth, approvals for cannabis-based medicines via the SAS-B route is now accelerating once more.
Europe is recording one million cannabis offences a year
Drug offences involving cannabis are following a stable, albeit slightly rising trend in Europe, which registers over one million cannabis offences each year, despite the fact that over 25 million...
September 24, 2020
Product testing in Australia reveals inconsistencies over cannabinoid potency
Last Friday, Australian regulator TGA published test results on the most common medical cannabis products sold in Australia. Results, which showed 23% of products had cannabinoid levels which differed from...
September 23, 2020
Prohibition Partners LIVE returns this November with global cannabis conference
Cannabis market set to offer welcome relief during global recession
September 22, 2020
European Cannabis: Waking the Sleeping Giant
Until recently, the pharmaceutical approach to cannabis of most European regulations entailed a significant entry barrier and favoured a general state of supply crunch.
September 18, 2020
Prohibition Partners Interviews Pharmin CEO Ana Kobalia
Pharmin is a vertically integrated Uruguayan company, formed in June 2019 as a result of a transnational partnership of experienced and successful entrepreneurs. Today, the company is proud of its...
September 14, 2020
Germany: Insured medicinal cannabis sales worth €75 million in the first half of 2020
New data just released from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV) shows continued year on year growth of the German medicinal cannabis market, despite signs that growth...
September 11, 2020
Recreational cannabis projects in Europe beginning to emerge
Prohibitionist ideologies embedded in the international narcotic treaties have hampered the development of legal recreational cannabis programmes in Europe. However, we have seen the emergence of cannabis social clubs and...
Prohibition Partners interviews cannabinoid expert D’Arcy Bond from Newell Sciences
Newell Sciences is a fully integrated cannabinoid producer that delivers high quality cannabinoids to the global market. Prohibition Partners sits down with D’Arcy Bond, Director of Newell Sciences, to discuss...
September 10, 2020
US Congressional Committee Approves the Medical Cannabis Research Act
September 4, 2020
Key insights from THE IMPACT SERIES: Disrupting Food
September 2, 2020
Israeli cannabis patient numbers reach 60,000 as imports are on course to dominate domestic market
Cannabis patient numbers in Israel have reached a record high in 2020, breaking the 60,000 mark. However, compliance issues for local producers have hamstrung the domestic market with imports rising...
August 28, 2020
Medical cannabis patient numbers reach 20,000 in Brazil
Individual patient authorisations to import cannabis products into Brazil continue to surge, as shown by the most recent data provided by Brazilian health regulator ANVISA to Prohibition Partners.
August 25, 2020
Medical cannabis growers risk overcapacity in Europe as planned production scales up
For the majority of the previous two decades, the Netherlands was responsible for the sole commercial cultivation of cannabis in Europe. Now, half a dozen European states produce cannabis for...
August 20, 2020
Clarification: Is Cannabis a Cure for COVID-19?
Currently, over 22 million people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide and researchers estimate that it will take months before we have medicines that effectively treat or cure the virus...
August 14, 2020
European medical cannabis trade: Southern Europe becoming largest supplier
The rising demand for medical cannabis in Europe, driven primarily by maturing markets such as Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, has opened the door to new sources for medical cannabis...
August 13, 2020
Hemp farming in the US: total acreage shrinks for the first time
Is the age of exponential growth in hemp farming coming to an end? If so, what does this mean for the supply-demand balance of the CBD industry? With CBD gradually...
August 11, 2020
Over 30% of adults in Europe and North America willing to try cannabis infused drinks
Proprietary consumer surveys from Prohibition Partners show that a significant proportion of the adult populations in Europe’s major cannabis markets and North America are willing to try infused beverages.
August 6, 2020
Australia records largest single-month cannabis prescription growth as authorisations surge
Earlier today, the TGA of Australia released data on medical cannabis authorisations for July, showing the largest single month increase in prescription approvals to date.
August 4, 2020
Positive sentiment dominant ahead of New Zealand cannabis referendum
Recent online sentiment analysis has suggested cannabis legislation is now being viewed favourably by citizens in New Zealand.
July 31, 2020
Argentina announces plans to broaden medical cannabis schemes
Argentina has drafted regulations to increase accessibility to medicinal cannabis in 2020, allowing more patients to get access.
July 29, 2020
Germany imports 4,126kg of medical cannabis during the first half of 2020
Yesterday, Germany’s BfArM released new data on medical cannabis imports from Q1 and Q2 2020, showing an increase of 16% in Q1 2020 and 32% in Q2 2020.
July 24, 2020
Canadian cannabis retailers reach new records in May as illicit market sales fall
According to StatsCan, Canadian retailers sold a record CAD$185.9 million worth of cannabis in May 2020.
July 23, 2020
FDA set to launch widespread CBD testing plan to tackle product inconsistencies
Earlier this month, the US FDA released data on the US CBD market as part of a review by the White House relating to cannabis and CBD research.
July 17, 2020
UK CBD market facing shake up as prices drop and premium CPG brands set to emerge
Over the last two years, the UK CBD market has enjoyed low barriers to entry, a lack of regulatory standards and extremely high premiums for inconsistent high street products.
Deputy Ministers submit proposal to legalise adult-use cannabis in Guernsey
Two Deputy Ministers have submitted proposals to fully legalise recreational cannabis, with the hope of implementing an operating model similar to the one used in Canada.
July 16, 2020
Medical Cannabis Prescriptions Grow 400% year-on-year in the Czech Republic
Czech Republic passes 1,000 monthly patients mark as flower prescriptions grow 400% year-on-year
July 14, 2020
Overcapacity continues to loom over the Canadian market despite players slashing costs
Despite increasing demand, both in the medical and adult-use markets, inventory figures continued to increase in tandem, leading to an oversupply in the Canadian market.
July 10, 2020
Cannabis 2.0 boosts legal cannabis sales in Canada
Health Canada has resumed the publication of monthly data on the Canadian market, showing a steady increase in medical cannabis sales since October 2019.
July 8, 2020
New Zealand: ‘yes’ vote holds small lead ahead of cannabis referendum
Opinion polls in New Zealand are showing a small lead for the ‘yes’ vote ahead of the referendum on adult-use cannabis legalisation to be held on September the 19th.
July 6, 2020
Black market cannabis seizures plummet as legalisation progresses in North America
The 2020 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals that cannabis remains the controlled drug with the most global widespread use, estimated...
July 2, 2020
Majority of Canadian patients accessing cannabis on the recreational and black markets
Our proprietary consumer survey, conducted between March and May 2020, shows that over 15% of the Canadian adult population uses cannabis for medicinal reasons.
June 30, 2020
Key Insights from The Impact Series: Disrupting Drinks
Disrupting Drinks is the latest report in The Impact Series — Prohibition Partners’ suite of in-depth reports detailing the impact of cannabis across key consumer markets — and the first...
June 24, 2020
Medical cannabis approvals show triple-digit annual growth in Australia
The Australian medical cannabis scheme has experienced triple-digit annual growth since cannabis was rescheduled for human therapeutic purposes in 2016.
June 23, 2020
German cannabinoid sales climb to €15 million in March
The last data release by GKV, the public insurer reaching 90% of the German population, comes to confirm the ascendant trend of the German medical cannabis market, which has been...
June 15, 2020
Prohibition Partners Releases Disrupting Drinks
Leading cannabis market intelligence and strategic consultancy firm Prohibition Partners has launched Disrupting Drinks. The report is the first in our series of in-depth consumer research reports, offering a comprehensive...
May 15, 2020
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.
May 7, 2020
Knowledge Is Power: Research as a Driving Force for Cannabis Reform
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....
May 5, 2020
Prohibition Partners LIVE brings together thousands of delegates from every corner of the globe
Prohibition Partners LIVE will provide one single digital platform that will host five separate conferences with over 4,000 delegates attending to experience thought-leading content, high-quality networking, engaging experiences and entertainment,...
April 16, 2020
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...
April 8, 2020
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...
April 3, 2020
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...
March 27, 2020
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...
March 20, 2020
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...
March 17, 2020
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...
February 20, 2020
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...
February 7, 2020
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,...
January 31, 2020
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...
January 24, 2020
Our Top Trend for 2020: Cannabis 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...
January 10, 2020
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.
December 20, 2019
The cannabis trends that shaped 2019
In 2019 Prohibition Partners identified five mega trends that were shaping the international cannabis industry.
December 17, 2019
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...
December 3, 2019
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....
November 25, 2019
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...
November 24, 2019
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...
November 7, 2019
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,...
October 28, 2019
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...
October 13, 2019
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...
October 4, 2019
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...
August 22, 2019
Key learnings from 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...
August 9, 2019
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.
July 25, 2019
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...
July 19, 2019
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.
July 17, 2019
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...
July 14, 2019
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...
July 5, 2019
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...
June 21, 2019
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...
June 18, 2019
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...
May 31, 2019
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.
May 16, 2019
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...
May 10, 2019
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...
April 5, 2019
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.
April 2, 2019
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...
March 29, 2019
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...
March 21, 2019
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...
March 14, 2019
Brexit takes a new turn – but what lies ahead for the UK 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...
March 7, 2019
South African cannabis compromise over 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...
February 28, 2019
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.
February 20, 2019
Greek cannabis market yet to deliver as firms remain stuck
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...
February 15, 2019
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...
February 4, 2019
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...
January 31, 2019
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...
December 21, 2018
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...
December 1, 2018
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.
November 29, 2018
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...
October 26, 2018
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...
October 17, 2018
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...
September 28, 2018
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...
September 20, 2018
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...
July 27, 2018
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...
May 4, 2018
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...
April 27, 2018
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,...
March 2, 2018
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...
February 23, 2018
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...
February 16, 2018
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”...
February 9, 2018
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...
February 2, 2018
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...
January 26, 2018
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...
October 11, 2017
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...
September 21, 2017
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...
September 14, 2017
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...
September 7, 2017
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.
August 30, 2017
Is the French Cannabis sector falling behind Europe?
August 23, 2017
What does the future hold for the Czech cannabis industry?
August 16, 2017
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...
August 8, 2017
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.
August 2, 2017
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”.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 19, 2017
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.
June 27, 2017
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...
June 11, 2017
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...