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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

Romanian government giving mixed signals on medical cannabis legistaltion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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