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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...

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.

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...

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

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Is the French Cannabis sector falling behind Europe?

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What does the future hold for the Czech cannabis industry?

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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...

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.

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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