Category: europe

Tapping the Multibillion Dollar European Cannabis Market

On a glorious sunny day in late May, cannabis experts and business leaders converged in the prestigious Barbican art centre in the city of London. Cannabis Europa was located in and around the “conservatory”, offering an oasis of green within the concrete blocks that make up the architecturally “brutalist” Barbican. You would struggle to find a more fitting metaphor for the cannabis industry within the bureaucratic behemoth that makes up the European Union. Stumbling EU States Large cannabis companies are drawn to Europe due to the immense population that shares many demographics with their home territory, which in most...

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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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