Top tips for safely launching your medical cannabis products in Europe {$excerpt:n} Marc Stegeman of ProPharma Group outlines the factors business owners need to consider when moving into the growing European market. The continent of Europe consists of 44 countries, so how do you navigate the regulatory differences across each region? More specifically, how…

Legislating THC in Food {$excerpt:n} As laws for cannabis use change, so do the laws that govern the particular cannabinoids that make up the plant, namely CBD and THC, and how and where they are used. Whereas CBD has already been regulated differently in many places, THC is often left with no regulation at…

The European Hemp Scene {$excerpt:n} Hemp’s landscape in Europe is getting trimmed. How will this affect hemp use for the people? When we think of the EU’s hemp scene we conjure up images of smoky Dutch coffee shops and huge increases in CBD oil usage in Germany. However, this is swiftly changing as herds…

European Commission looks poised for missteps on hemp extracts {$excerpt:n} Indicators from the European Commission could signal calamitous decisions are ahead for CBD operators across the continent, while at the same time the Commission is also likely to encourage restrictions at the international level. After issuing a surprising “preliminary conclusion” last month that non-medical…

Cannabis Tourism Could Help Cities Struggling Due to COVID-19 {$excerpt:n} Cannabis tourism is not a new concept. For many decades vacationers have flocked to cannabis hotspots like Amsterdam, Jamaica, Thailand, and other international destinations often associated with cannabis, albeit unregulated cannabis. Options for legal cannabis tourism have increased in recent years with the spread…

EC Attempting To “Kill” EU Hemp Sector {$excerpt:n} The European Commission is poised to kill the EU’s hemp sector claims the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). It says the EC recently arrived at a preliminary conclusion that extracts from industrial hemp, which would include cannabidiol, qualify as drugs in EU legislation. This has thrown…

European Commission hits pause on natural CBD products — but synthetic CBD is okay {$excerpt:n} The European Commission (EC) has suspended new applications for food products containing natural CBD while it considers labelling such products as “narcotics-related.” The commission has reached a “preliminary conclusion” that extracts from the flowerings of hemp plants should be…

Poland may become leading hemp producer in Europe {$excerpt:n} Industrial hemp is increasingly grown by Polish farmers. Last year, the sown area increased by almost 80 percent, to over 3,000 hectares. The development of this industry may have a positive impact on the entire economy, and Poland has the potential to become one of…

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