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Could Czech Republic be Europe's Most Progressive Medical Cannabis Market?
With promising data released on medical cannabis sales growth and new legislation to improve patient access, the Czech Republic is heading towards being one of the most progressive medical cannabis...
Growth of Medical Cannabis Sales in Germany is Faltering
New official data suggests that sales of medical cannabis in Germany have stagnated over recent quarters.
Sales of Medical Cannabis in the Netherlands Decline in 2021
Conor O'Brien explores the possible causes of the decline in medical cannabis sales - and number of patients - in the Netherlands.
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.
Cannabis & 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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Key Insights from the North American Cannabis Report
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.
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...
Prohibition Partners' Top Ten 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...
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...
German cannabis flower market contracts in Q3
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...
Investigating Cannabis for COVID-19
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,...
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...
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.
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.
The Latin America & Caribbean 2020 Report: Key Trends
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...
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...
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...
The number of adults in US states with legal adult-use cannabis just jumped by 20%
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...
CBD: Synthetic or Natural?
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.
Key Insights From The Pharmaceutical Cannabis Report
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,...
Synthetic cannabinoid firm’s stock tanks 77% after failed clinical trials
Corbus Pharmaceuticals, one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical cannabinoid industry takes a hit as their lead drug fails in advanced clinical trials.
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...
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...
Prohibition Partners LIVE returns this November with global cannabis conference
Cannabis market set to offer welcome relief during global recession
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.
Prohibition Partners Interviews Pharmin’s 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...
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...
Recreational cannabis projects beginning to emerge in Europe
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...
US Congressional Committee Approves the Medical Cannabis Research Act
Key insights from THE IMPACT SERIES: Disrupting Food
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...
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.
Medical growers planning over 300 tonnes of European-grown cannabis
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...
Clarification: Is Cannabis a Cure for COVID?
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...
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...
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...
Over 30% of adults in Europe and North America willing to try infused beverages
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.
July records largest single-month patient growth in Australia 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.
Social Listening: Positive sentiment dominant ahead of New Zealand referendum
Recent online sentiment analysis has suggested cannabis legislation is now being viewed favourably by citizens in New Zealand.
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.
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.
Canadian legal cannabis sales set to surpass CAD$2 billion in 2020 and outpace illegal production
According to StatsCan, Canadian retailers sold a record CAD$185.9 million worth of cannabis in May 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.