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Issue 79 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Medical cannabis goes on sale in Poland, portuguese parties propose the legalisation of recreational cannabis, Luxembourg explores recreational cannabis

Issue 77 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now

Israeli lawmakers approve legislation to export medical cannabis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines decriminalise cannabis and Thailand votes in favour of medical cannabis.

Issue 75 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now!

France’s ANSM special committee recommends authorising medical cannabis use, UK MP proposes a bill to legalise cannabis and Aurora moves to acquire Mexico’s only THC importer.

Issue 74 of the International Cannabis Weekly out now!

Cronos sells 45% stake to Altria for $1.8 billion, Luxembourg details their plan for residential recreational cannabis, Colombia is seeing an influx of Canadian cannabis investment and changes to New...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 73

South Korea becomes the first East Asian country to legalise medical cannabis, while Luxembourg’s new government says it will legalise adult-use cannabis. Antigua and Barbuda are legalising cannabis for medical...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 72

Greece has issued its first two medical cannabis licences, and the recreational cannabis bill Mexico’s incoming interior minister introduced looks set to move forward without opposition. Thailand is looking increasingly...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 71

While Germany further delays their decision on cultivation tenders, LGC Capital make plans to acquire 47% of EasyJoint, an Italian cannabis light company. While the Dominican government holds a national...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 70

While Jersey votes to increase patient access to medical cannabis, many UK patients are finding getting a prescription just as difficult as before the law change. Meanwhile, more and more...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 69

Thai government considers a draft bill for the legalisation of medical cannabis as Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that recreational cannabis use is legal. Lesotho has become a hotspot for Canadian...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 68

Vanuatu legalises medical cannabis, Mexican officials travel to Canada to study their legalisation model, and Spain’s Podemos party prepares a bill to regulate the drug in the country by 2019.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 67

As Canada legalises recreational cannabis, Lithuanian parliament votes to legalise medical cannabis and New Zealand’s Health Ministry is working towards a 2020 date for legal medical cannabis.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 66

UK to reschedule medical cannabis on November 1, and the country’s Royal College of psychiatrists will review their opposition to legalisation. Jamaica ships cannabis oil to Canada ahead of recreational...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 65

Canadian cannabis companies seek European investment as October 17th approaches. Elsewhere the European Parliament environmental committee passes its first motion on medical cannabis and Prohibition Partners goes global with the...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 64

UK government announces how it will define cannabis-based medicines and Stenocare plans to become the first medical cannabis IPO in Denmark, while Epidiolex becomes the first cannabis-based medicine approved by...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 63

As cannabis stocks skyrocketed this week, Denmark received its first shipment of cannabis oil and Germany received its first shipment of CBD capsules.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 62

Canadian cannabis companies look to European funds, Aurora acquires the largest hemp producer on the continent and Tilray exports cannabis oils to a paediatric patient in the UK. In France,...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 61

Aphria secures a Danish partner to produce organic medical cannabis, MGC signs European distribution deals and Pure Global Cannabis lists on the German Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, Canopy stock surges and...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 60

Maricann and San Martino plan to enter into cannabis joint venture in Italy, while Danish cultivator Danavian Cannabis Ltd. is acquired by Kaneh Bosm. Meanwhile, Germany calls for help from...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 59

The Green Organic Dutchman acquires Polish CBD company HemPoland for €30 million, while British beverage giant Diageo explores investment options in the cannabis space. Meanwhile European Parliament prepares a motion...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 58

Maricann completes first shipment of cannabis flower into Germany, while elsewhere Aurora ships mother plants into Denmark to begin cultivation for Aurora Nordic. Meanwhile, the UN begins its first formal...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 57

Cannabis companies raise over €6.9 billion in 2018, MedMen list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Epidiolex looks set to cost patients €28,000 per year in the US. Meanwhile, UK...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 56

CROP set to harvest 600,000 plants of ‘cannabis light’ in Autumn. Canadian companies are tapping into the Swiss market as Italy’s health minister pushes for private cultivation licences. Meanwhile, Israeli...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 55

Germany is experiencing a ‘blistering’ rate of growth as Together signs a €10 million export deal. In a historic development, UK doctors will be able to prescribe medical cannabis by...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 54

The German government has announced that they are going to re-start their cannabis cultivation tender as the UK’s Advisory Council the Misuse of Drugs recommends rescheduling some cannabis-based medicines. Prohibition...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 53

MGC Pharmaceuticals secure a European cannabis manufacturing license for a facility in Slovenia, whilst elsewhere, XHemplar plant up 25 acres of ‘cannabis light’ in Italy. Meanwhile, Genetically modified cannabis may...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 52

Crop signs an agreement to cultivate over half a million square feet of ‘cannabis 'light’ in Italy, while elsewhere Maricann receives a letter of intent from Malta Enterprise, allowing them...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 51

Aurora becomes the first licensed supplier to the Maltese medical cannabis industry, while Canopy CEO Bruce Linton suggests that future of cannabis may be as product, not as a commodity....

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 50

The UK prepares for cannabis reform after a landmark week in the news, and a number of high-profile medical cannabis cases. Meanwhile, Malta issues its first import licence to Aphira...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 48

A new study finds that legalising cannabis could boost UK tax revenue by up to £3.5 billion per year, while the global drinks industry, suggests cannabis is its single biggest...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 49

Parisians line up to buy low-THC ‘cannabis light’ in newly opened store, while German insurers release their first insights into the business of covering medical cannabis. Elswhere, UK border force...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 47

GW Pharma makes a breakthrough with US Food and Drug Administration, while Aurora heavily expands it’s German market presence. Meanwhile, a new study finds that the majority of Britons would...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 46

MGC plans 4,000 square metre facility in Malta in attempt to penetrate the European market, whilst Doctors lead a protest in House of Commons to overturn Britains medical cannabis ban....

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 45

Aurora buys Medreleaf for €1.9 billion in the largest cannabis merger to date. Canadian companies look abroad as industry consolidation continues, the UK’s first not for profit CBD shop opens...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 44

Maricaan Group closes the acquisition of Swiss company Haxxon, as Organigram sets up to acquire 25% of German company Alpha-Cannabis. Marches in Peru and Argentina demand new cannabis laws, while...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 43

Lidl begins selling cannabis to European consumers while Aurora and Medreleaf initiate merger talks. Elsewhere, Zimbabwe legalises medical cannabis and an Edinburgh mother gets over 170,000 signatures on her petition...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 42

Israeli pharmacies start selling cannabis, cannabis continues to carve up the beer market and the FDA could soon spark a surge in medical cannabis research. Meanwhile, we examine reform in...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 41

France is missing out on a €10 billion annual cannabis market. Elsewhere, Luxembourg's medical cannabis law nears completion as Canadian LP's profit from German demand.

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 40

Legal cannabis sales is set to surpass the fizzy drinks market by 2030. Elsewhere, MGC opens in Malta, Israeli pharmacies stock cannabis and new data shows cannabis can help cut...

International Cannabis Weekly Issue 39

Israel is exporting intellectual property and expertise abroad as Canada waits for a decision over cultivation licences in Germany. Elsewhere, two new studies show that cannabis can help reduce to...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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