Global CBD market expected to grow by 40 percent this year {$excerpt:n} CBD is the new sliced bread, toilet paper on rolls, and bottled spring water. And we can expect to see more traditional business sectors getting into CBD in the near future. If the non-intoxicating marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) were a deadly virus…

European regulators slammed over CBD cosmetics’ confusion {$excerpt:n} A Leading industry body is calling for clarification on the regulations around CBD in European cosmetics – as the market prepares for massive growth. Earlier this year the European Union’s (E.U.) cosmetics regulators proposed a new classification for CBD; it did not go down well with…

Europe could lose more ground in the medicinal cannabis industry {$excerpt:n} Europe is at risk of losing the market share to Africa in the medicinal cannabis industry, and Eco Equity have spotted the global potential. There is a reluctance by some European policy and law makers to embrace the economic potential of medicinal cannabis…

New call for unified global CBD testing standards {$excerpt:n} New standardized purity tests would prevent unscrupulous CBD companies gaming the system to secure favorable results, says a U.K. industry body. The London-based Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is to gauge the appetitive for a new set of internationally-recognized CBD testing guidelines. In a press…

20,000 German pharmacies to stock Canadian Firm’s cannabis {$excerpt:n} The first European deal for Canadian firm MediPharm Labs will see its medical cannabis products made available to 20,000 German pharmacies. With dual listings on the Ontario and Frankfurt stock exchanges, MediPharm says this new deal is an important milestone in its global ambitions. And,…

Epidyolex approved for use in over 30 European Countries {$excerpt:n} Patients in over 30 European countries could soon be able to get access to GW Pharmaceuticals Epidyolex cannabis medicine after it was approved by the European Commission. Since its launch in the U.S last year GW’s sales have rocketed with Epidiolex (as it is…

European cannabis THC levels have doubled in ten years {$excerpt:n} Cannabis potency in Europe has risen dramatically with THC levels more than doubling in a decade. And, cannabis remains the most widely used ‘illicit’ drug in Europe, show findings from some recent research. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) report shows…

European novel food regulation – What’s it all about? {$excerpt:n} Makers and sellers of CBD products should be conforming to the European Union’s Novel Food regime introduced in January this year. But, as things stand, just one firm Cannabis Pharma, a Czech Republic company, has made an application to the European Food Safety Authority…

Hemp cultivation in Europe {$excerpt:n} Hemp cultivation in Europe is well established with a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Currently, it is estimated that Europe cultivates up to 25% of the world’s hemp. France alone accounted for 40% of the European production, with at least 20 other countries contributing to the European Union’s…

Top 10 CBD oil products in Europe 2019 {$excerpt:n} The European continent is hungry for cannabis. However, it’s not about marijuana and its psycho-active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but its little brother cannabidiol (CBD). As most of our readers probably already know, this cannabinoid is said to come with a myriad of health benefits, which…

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