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30
Jan
AFTER cumulatively spending tens of millions of pounds on Novel Food compliance many UK CBD companies may be left feeling frustrated come the end of March deadline. On April 1. the much-touted and controversial Novel Food rules come into …
15
Jan
A start-up company based on the island of Jersey in the British Isles has been granted the second-ever license for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the UK. The first cultivation license was granted over 20 years …
03
Jan
The year 2020 saw increasing acceptance of cannabis in the US, as indicated by legalization in another five states, proposed federal legalization, and the designation of cannabis (where available) as essential during the coronavirus pandemic. The United Nation’s recent reclassification of cannabis signals similar …
02
Dec
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, marking a milestone in cannabis history. The Commission today voted …
01
Dec
From today, patients with a multitude of health conditions will have the right to apply for Cancard. The card, which is backed by police commissioners, communicates to police officers that a person should not be arrested for …
More than half of the members on the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) have indicated they will reject a proposal that would introduce CBD into the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, albeit by …
19
Nov
The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that CBD cannot be regarded as narcotic, and that CBD products should enjoy the same free movement of goods between and among member states as other legal products. …
02
Nov
Italy’s Ministry of Health has canceled a decree issued earlier this month that added CBD to the country’s list of medicines, essentially giving the compound narcotics status in all applications. Health Minister Roberto Speranza today issued a second decree …
28
Oct
Reverting to the 0.3% “on the field” THC limit for industrial hemp in Europe will lead to several opportunities for stakeholders on the continent, opening up possibilities for research and development of specialized cultivars for fiber, grain …
27
Oct
Italian and European hemp associations say they will jointly challenge a decree by Italy’s Ministry of Health that added CBD to the country’s list of medicines, essentially giving the compound narcotics status in all applications. Federcanapa, the Italian Hemp …
23
Oct
The European Parliament has voted in favour of increasing the authorised THC level for industrial hemp “on the field” from 0.2% to 0.3%, a critical step in the process of re-establishing that level of THC for European hemp. …
20
Oct
CBD has been classified as a narcotic in Italy, with officials simultaneously banning the compound from the Italian market. Under a recent decree issued by the Ministry of Health, CBD was officially added to the country’s list …
12
Oct
The European Union played its cards close to the vest at a meeting of the United Nations Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held in Vienna late last week that addressed a range of recommendations on cannabis from …
03
Oct
Hemp stakeholders in the United Kingdom, led by the British Hemp Alliance (BHA), have called for a massive overhaul of regulations in order to free hemp and lead to development of a vibrant hemp sector in post-Brexit Britain. …
23
Sep
Great Britain has rejected the European Commission’s preliminary stance that hemp flower-derived CBD should be regulated as a narcotic, a key food safety regulator in the United Kingdom says. Paul Tossel, who leads the Novel Foods authorities …
07
Sep
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has announced that Epidyolex, used in the treatment of severe epilepsy in children, has been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland. Epidyolex (previously known as Epidiolex), a cannabidiol medicine for severe …
17
Aug
Indicators from the European Commission could signal calamitous decisions are ahead for CBD operators across the continent, while at the same time the Commission is also likely to encourage restrictions at the international level. After issuing a …
13
Aug
PROTECTING INDUSTRY SECRETS SPARKS HIGH COMPETITION AND PATENT WARS The legalisation of cannabis (and hemp) has spiraled down many interesting rabbit holes, one of which is the evolving pursuit of plant patents and protections. A lot is riding …
11
Aug
A cloud of uncertainty has settled over Europe’s CBD industry after the European Union’s executive body said it had taken the preliminary view that cannabidiol extracted from cannabis flowers should be considered a narcotic. With a potential blanket ban …
07
Jul
CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform President Peter Reynolds speaks to MCN about lobbying, policy and the flaws of CBD Novel Foods regulation. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, the UK’s largest membership-based cannabis policy group, campaigns for legislative reform on …
06
Jul
Hemp laws and regulations in Europe remain uncertain and variable. Much as in the USA, various jurisdictions apply different standards to the cultivation and use of industrial hemp. The European Union recognizes industrial hemp as the plant …
25
Jun
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak pardoned thousands of past marijuana convictions, allowing residents to exercise voting rights, applyfor financial aid and housing, and avail themselves of other opportunities previously denied. The light at the end of the tunnel …
24
Jun
GW’s cannabis-based medicine rescheduled following approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and an independent assessment by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) Burden on patients, their families and healthcare professionals eased due to …