Category: europe

Spannabis 2018: U.S. Canna-Tech Hits EU

Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin Spannabis is the biggest cannabis event in the European calendar – and possibly one of the biggest in the world. Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin If you are a new company hoping to penetrate the emerging European cannabis market, then attendance at Spannabis is a must. It sounds like I’m working for Spannabis, but I’m not – this is just the situation. There are many cannabis fairs in Europe – and they are all worth attending – but if you are going to go to only one of them, then Spannabis is it. US...

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The U.K. is the World’s Largest Producer and Exporter of Legal Cannabis

Getty According to a new report from the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board, the United Kingdom is the world’s largest producer and exporter of legal cannabis for medical and scientific use. The U.K. is responsible for about 45% of the world’s legal production of cannabis and about 67% of total world exports of cannabis, yet cannabis possession for any reason remains prohibited in the kingdom. “It is scandalous and untenable for the UK government to maintain that cannabis has no medical uses, at the same time as licensing the world’s biggest government-approved medical cannabis production and export market,” said...

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Tilray Expands European Cannabis Distribution to Four Countries

Tilray’s GMP-grade medical cannabis products will now be available in the Czech Republic, extending their market penetration to four European Union countries. Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research, production, and distribution, has become the first North American company to import dried medical cannabis products into the Czech Republic for nationwide distribution. “As we work to increase medical cannabis access in the European Union (EU) and around the world, Tilray is proud to be the first supplier offering dried medical cannabis products to Czech patients in need,” said Chief Executive Officer Brendan Kennedy. Medical cannabis was legalized in...

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European Cannabis News Roundup

When it comes to cannabis, there is never a dull news cycle in the rich cultural tapestry that makes up Europe. Here’s a selection of European cannabis stories that broke in November. Dutch seed companies forging global partnerships Two of the Netherland’s most successful seed companies announced partnerships with companies beyond European borders this month. Green House Brands – whose roster includes Greenhouse Seeds Co. and Strain Hunters brands – partnered with two equally heavyweight cannabis companies – Canadian Canopy Growth and Colorado-based Organa brands. The joint venture will see all three companies owning part of Canopy Growth’s huge...

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