Changing European hemp policy {$excerpt:n} Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association, speaks with HEQ about the benefits of hemp and its derivatives and the need for further policy change. In early February, the European Commission announced that it had added CBD, which is naturally derived from the hemp plant to CosIng (cosmetic…

Cannabis in Greece: The Nevada of Europe? {$excerpt:n} A new draft law currently on the desk of the Ministry of Development and Investment is likely to change the equation in not only Greece itself on the cannabis question, but the rest of Europe. Greece is a fascinating development in the entire discussion of cannabis…

Is Europe’s Cannabis Sector Poised for Take Off? {$excerpt:n} 2021 could be a critical year for the rapidly growing cannabis industry. As public support for the legalization of cannabis continues to grow, what does that mean for the regulation of cannabis’s various industry segments — medical, recreational, hemp and CBD wellness markets? On Altamar’s…

Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe {$excerpt:n} HEQ speaks with Medicinal Cannabis Europe about the European medical cannabis landscape. The European medical cannabis space is evolving, with more and more EU Member States taking an increasingly favourable view of the clinical benefits of cannabis and its derivatives. Medicinal Cannabis Europe was launched in 2018,…

Aussie cannabis firms go capital light as they roll into Europe {$excerpt:n} A handful of small, young Australian firms are taking a chance on Europe in spite of the region’s diverse markets, hopeful that a capital-light investment strategy will diminish their risks. Europe could be a hard market to crack as regulations vary by…

EU Adds CBD To Its List Of Legal Cosmetic Ingredients {$excerpt:n} Up until now, only synthetic CBD was expressly allowed as a cosmetic ingredient in the European Union’s database. On February 4, the European Union (EU)’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs added cannabidiol (CBD) “derived from extract or tincture or resin…

Prohibition Partners’ Top Ten Trends for 2021 {$excerpt:n}     As 2020 comes to a close, 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 Brexit and COVID-19 to the rapidly developing…

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