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European Medical Cannabis Sales Doubled from 2017 to 2018

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Unless you are living under a rock, you know that cannabis legalization, for both medical and adult use purposes, is moving forward nation-by-nation across Europe and around the world. European medicinal sales doubled last year, and we can expect growth to continue rather aggressively as progress begets progress. Germany has been the leader on medical…

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Watch Dr. Raphael Mechoulam’s Keynote Address at the 2019 ICBC Berlin

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Dr. Raphael Mechoulam’s historic scientific research kicked off a scientific revolution that helped lead to medical cannabis laws being implemented and eventually legalization taking root across the globe. The man aptly known as the Godfather of Cannabis Research first revealed the structure of CBD all the way back in 1963. In 1964, his research team…

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Germany, Switzerland, UK, & More: Big European Cannabis News Abounds

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The forces currently shaping the European cannabis map are intriguing this spring and from several directions. For the latest developments in Europe and across the globe, there will be no better place learn and network with those leading the way, than at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Zurich with Cannatrade. In the meantime, here…

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First German Cannabis Cultivation Bids Announced!

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The German medical cannabis system has been an innovative pioneer in a few respects, helping thousands of patients get access to tested medicinal cannabis that is covered by their insurance programs. However, regulatory burdens and the lack of domestic cultivation have hindered the program, increasing prices and decreasing the availability of strains and products. The…

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United Kingdom Opens First Medical Cannabis Treatment Clinics

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The first week of March this year was significant for British cannabis patients for one very big reason: the first medical cannabis clinic in the country opened in Manchester. Firsts are very important right now for both the British industry and patients, as are overall numbers in general. This is because, despite reform happening in…

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When Will German Cannabis Cultivators Enter the Market?

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The trials and tribulations of the the German government’s bidding process to license domestic cannabis cultivators, with lawsuits and bureaucratic maneuverings, is already worthy of a book. In fact, a tell-all book may be needed to tell the full story as I’ve just recently learned that even talking about the cultivation tender process costs applicants…

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German Cannabis Patients Grow in Numbers, Face Hurdles and Opportunities

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The first International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin coincided with the German government announcing the start of the nation’s medical cannabis program and the ICBC was able to check in with the medicinal system just after the first year of its existence and will be heading back soon after the medical program’s two-year anniversary….

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Demand for Medical Cannabis Has Tripled in Germany in Just Two Years

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Germany’s medical cannabis system is somewhat of a paradox. On one hand, the European powerhouse has clearly been a worldwide leader by standardizing the process and, most importantly, covering medicinal cannabis like any other prescribed medicine. On the other hand, Germany has lagged behind on domestic production, relying upon imports, and the availability of cannabis…

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Germany Is Turning Into A Fascinating Test Case For Cannabis

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While those in the Canadian cannabis market are certainly far ahead in obtaining full recreational acceptance for cannabis, and state markets in the U.S. are growing increasingly sophisticated, Germany has been and will continue to be one of the world’s most interesting cannabis markets for at least the next decade to come. Why? The Market…

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More Progress in Europe as the UK Gets First Cannabis Shipment

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Less than six weeks after Canopy Growth announced that UK exports were on their agenda this year, a small British start-up, Grow Biotech, has just pulled off one of the first cannabis start-up victories of the year. Namely, they just imported the first bulk batch of medical cannabis into the UK. And not from Canada,…

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