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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...

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.

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...

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...

Cannabis cultivation in Turkey 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...

UK government ‘failing patients’ with medicinal cannabis policy

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...

The inaugural Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference Europe arrives in London on 26th June

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...

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

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

Germany awards domestic cultivation licences 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 licences: how one small nation is 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...

Africa’s legal 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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

ECH, Grow and IPS create historic milestone as first cannabis-based medical shipment arrives for UK patients

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...

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...

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...

Cannabis Europa to unlock medical cannabis in France

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...

Medical cannabis is now legal in the UK, 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.

Prohibition Partners expands European presence in Spain’s 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...

Oceania’s cannabis industry poised 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...

Canada makes history as first G7 country to fully legalize 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...

LATAM legal cannabis industry set to be worth over $12.7 billion by 2028

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...

High consumption and favourable legislation boost Italy’s 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...

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...

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...

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...

Reform looms in the Netherlands as state looks 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,...

Macedonia banking on becoming leading european cannabis 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...

Romanian government giving mixed signals on medical 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...

Luxembourg rolls out cautious pilot scheme

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”...

Cannabis cultivation in Turkey 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...

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...

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...

Portugal’s conflicting 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...

Is the original cannabis leader 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...

UK could still dominate Europe’s legal cannabis market

Cannabis law reform has been a key talking point in British politics for many years. Yet, as the global attitude towards cannabis becomes more and more progressive, could the UK...

Israel: a global leader in medical cannabis

Israel has been a pioneer in the research and development of medical cannabis for decades and now, it could become a major player in the global legal cannabis industry.

Is France falling behind Europe’s legal cannabis market?

We have seen a tremendous global shift in attitudes towards cannabis so far this year, yet France continues to police its people with archaic (and increasingly isolated) laws.

What does the future hold for the Czech cannabis industry?

The Czech Republic has had a complex relationship with cannabis. With the attitudes towards legal cannabis changing throughout Europe, could the country gain a foothold in the emerging marketplace?

Ireland hits roadblock in pursuit of medical cannabis legalisation

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...

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Germany leads the European medical cannabis 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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