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Swiss Cannabis Sales Shattering Records

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When the International Cannabis Business Conference teamed up with CannaTrade and made its first visit to Zurich this year, it was evident that Switzerland’s experience legalizing cannabis, albeit with a 1% THC limit, has been a success. The innovative country legalized cannabis with limited amounts of THC in 2011 and decriminalized possession soon thereafter, and…

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Cannabis Companies Lobby the FDA to Fully Legalize CBD

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen CBD products on the shelves. You’ve probably even heard folks talk about using CBD that you normally wouldn’t suspect, like older relatives or your local postal worker, stating how the cannabinoid eases their arthritic pain or alleviates their anxiety, helping them sleep better. Iconic local businesses,…

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Europe’s $318 Billion CBD Market Poised for 400% Boom Through 2023

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Cannabis legalization typically takes a series of baby steps and then giant leaps depending on the location. Progressive states in the U.S. have typically started with decriminalization of personal amounts, then legal medical use, until finally ending prohibition for adults. More conservative states that haven’t yet legalized have added another step: embracing CBD, while still…

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Understanding the European CBD “Novel Foods” Regulations

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Foreigners entering the European cannabis market are finding that the regulations here are much higher than they expected, if not well downright confusing. This is especially true as cannabis crosses over into both food and medicine as well as beauty and skin products. One piece of regulation that is proving particularly thorny for CBD producers…

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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, Europe’s Biggest Medical Cannabis Market, Expected to Top CBD Sales by 2023

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To anyone paying attention, the German medical cannabis industry is growing rapidly, overcoming the early bureaucratic hurdles that impact any burgeoning market. In just two years, Germany is already Europe’s biggest medical cannabis market and the largest market outside of North America. While CBD sales are currently higher in the UK and Austria, Germany is…

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