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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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CBD Moves More Mainstream with Super Bowl In-Stadium Ads

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Cannabis continues to move more and more mainstream, especially politically, with over 60% support and politicians from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump signaling support for federal legalization laws. Legally and culturally, we still have a ways to go, as CBS’ rejection of Acreage Holdings’ medical cannabis ad during the Super Bowl demonstrates. However, the cannabis…

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Nation by Nation: Italian Senator Introduces Legalization Proposal

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Matteo Mantero, an Italian senator, has introduced a bill to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis and its derivatives in Italy. The consumption of cannabis (in particular low THC CBD) which is called “Cannabis Light,” has begun to catch on here. Italy’s cannabis laws are confusing – and not just for foreigners. The…

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Switzerland: A Hotbed for Cannabis Law Reform

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Switzerland has developed its own brand of cannabis reform over the last several years. Low THC cannabis is now sold in shops. Cannabis is now used by about 200,000 people. The country has now proposed pilot programs to make it easier for people with chronic conditions like MS or cancer to access the drug and,…

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