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Tilray to Build $24 Million Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Facility in Portugal

Tilray, a federally licensed cannabis producer based in British Columbia, recently announced plans to build a €20 million ($24 million) European campus in Portugal to cultivate, process, package, and distribute GMP-grade medical cannabis products to qualified patients, pharmacies, and researchers throughout the European common market. “Tilray’s EU campus is another strategic milestone as we aim to build the world’s most trusted and admired medical cannabis brand,” said Brendan Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Tilray.   The 270,000 square foot campus will be located in the BIOCANT Research Park in Cantanhede, Portugal and will be constructed in phases over the...

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ICCI Offers Warning To European CBD Consumers

Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin Oils with a high CBD (cannabidiol) content have enjoyed a rise in popularity in the European market lately. As long as the THC content is no higher than 0.2% in most (but sadly, not all) European member states, CBD oil is perfectly legal. Consumers are more aware of the medicinal properties of CBD and its non-psychotropic effect when ingested or inhaled. This surge in awareness and demand has created a large – and unregulated – industry. Thanks to Europe’s free market, consumers are able to buy from another EU state with ease. In Prague,...

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Are Europeans Too Tolerant Of Cannabis To Get Full Legalization?

On June 11th, 2017 Amsterdam hosted the 9th Cannabis Liberation Day. Thousands of cannabis enthusiasts and cannabis-curious folks gathered under glorious sun – and a ginormous cannabis leaf – in the beautiful Flevo Park for the annual free festival. Police presence was minimal – I only saw one policeman all day, and even then, he was in a street neighbouring the park and not actually on the park grounds. Derrick Bergman. Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin Revellers were not being harassed or intimidated by authorities and the day passed peacefully and enjoyably. The most serious incident was probably a...

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