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Dutch cities reject cannabis regulation plan, continue with ‘backdoor problem’

Dutch cities reject cannabis regulation plan, continue with ‘backdoor problem’

The Netherlands’ on-off love affair with cannabis has taken another twist as three of its largest cities have backed out of a government experiment to end the legal grey areas that exist around the country’s famous coffeeshops. The weed experiment, or , would allow 10 licensed producers to legally grow and distribute cannabis to Netherlands coffeeshops, which would then sell and serve their customers without fear of sanction.

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Bulgaria becomes first EU state to authorise free sale of CBD

Bulgaria becomes first EU state to authorise free sale of CBD

Bulgaria has become the first European Union state to officially allow a CBD distribution company to sell openly on the market. Kannaway, a subsidiary of Medical Marijuana Inc, said it has been issued with a Free Sale Certificate to produce hemp-derived CBD products from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency.

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Anti-cannabis minister threatens to bring down Italian government

Anti-cannabis minister threatens to bring down Italian government

“From today, I’ll go to war on cannabis street by street, shop by shop, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, city by city,” Salvini said on Wednesday, May 8.Salvini, who leads the ruling far-right Lega party, said the war on drugs was “a new national emergency”, and has demanded the government close “these places of mass miseducation”.

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Aurora, Canopy and Spectrum amongst names awaiting Danish licences

Aurora, Canopy and Spectrum amongst names awaiting Danish licences

Five companies have applied to Denmark’s government for licenses to sell and export medicinal cannabis. The country is a quarter of the way through a four-year medicinal cannabis trial, but some of the usual suspects are not waiting for the outcome to slow down their Danish strategy in what is emerging as a key market.

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UN cannabis vote expected March 2020 as agency hints at soft stance

UN cannabis vote expected March 2020 as agency hints at soft stance

A key international vote on cannabis rescheduling may not be held until March 2020, as governments continue to push for more time to decide on downgrading marijuana to a less harmful category.The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has been due to rule on recommendations by by the World Health Organization (WHO) that cannabis be removed from the Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs.

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First cannabis clinic opens in UK

First cannabis clinic opens in UK

The UK’s first specialist medicinal cannabis centre opened earlier this month, charging £200 ($264) per appointment, and between £600 ($792) and £700 ($925) per month for treatment.Patients at The Beeches, in Greater Manchester, will only be given medicinal marijuana on a case-by-case basis if staff are happy that they have exhausted all other possibilities with over the counter medicine.

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Israeli firm latest to bag Greek license

Israeli firm latest to bag Greek license

Greece’s government has issued a cultivation licence to an Israeli firm, as it continues to open its arms to the medicinal cannabis trade.Tikun Olam, Israel’s “first and largest supplier” of medical cannabis was given the official go-ahead by the Greek government to set up facilities for cultivating, processing and marketing industrial and pharmaceutical cannabis in the Corinth area.

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CBD Ban: Brits Take Up Fight And Send Lawyers To Brussels

CBD Ban: Brits Take Up Fight And Send Lawyers To Brussels

Cannabis lawyers are heading to Brussels next week to challenge a recent decision by the European Union to reclassify food products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and prohibit their sale. …. Robert Jappie, head of cannabis law at Mackrell Turner Garrett and Jonathan Kirk QC, of Gough Square Chambers, will travel to Brussels on March 12 to meet with EFSA officials.

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Portugal Shoots Down Recreational Proposals As Medicinal Weed Goes Live

Portugal Shoots Down Recreational Proposals As Medicinal Weed Goes Live

Portugal this week rejected the idea of legalising recreational cannabis, although medicinal marijuana is now available for patients in the country.Lawmakers torpedoed two proposals to allow the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, citing questions over consumption monitoring and the potential harmful effects on young people. 

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Cyprus Approves New Medicinal Cannabis Law

Cyprus Approves New Medicinal Cannabis Law

Cyprus has legalised the cultivation and use of medicinal cannabis domestically following a government vote on February 15.Members approved 30 to 18 to allow growing, importing and exporting, and for individuals to possess and use medicinal cannabis.

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