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UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

UK policy oversight sees farmers waste millions of pounds worth of CBD

A new report co-ordinated by third sector drug policy reform organisation Volteface has today been released, promising a solution to ‘draconian, pointless’ hemp legislation. The...
Groundbreaking paper sets out recommendations for UK cannabis industry

Groundbreaking paper sets out recommendations for UK cannabis industry

A groundbreaking paper has set out recommendations to facilitate a multibillion-pound UK medical cannabis industry that could create tens of thousands of jobs. The paper...
Changing European hemp policy

Changing European hemp policy

Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association, speaks with HEQ about the benefits of hemp and its derivatives and the need...
FSA provides CBD product Novel Foods update

FSA provides CBD product Novel Foods update

The Food Standards Agency has provided an update on the criteria for the sale of CBD products in England and Wales. The previous criteria for...
Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

  In this article, Hannah Deacon, medical cannabis campaigner and Executive Director of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society discusses how access to Bedrolite is...
Global Cannabis industry

Advancing the global cannabis industry

At the 2020 GCI Summit, Daniel Herrera and Sebastian Palazio discussed intercontinental trade partnerships The November 2020 Global Cannabis Intelligence (GCI) summit brought together stakeholders...
Canada cannabis policy

Cannabis cultivation and policy in Canada

MCN speaks with Cannabis Council of Canada President George Smitherman about the cannabis landscape and policy in Canada.
Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe

Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe

HEQ speaks with Medicinal Cannabis Europe about the European medical cannabis landscape. The European medical cannabis space is evolving, with more and more EU Member...
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Brexit will end medical cannabis access for sick children

Following the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021, British children with severe medical conditions will no longer be able...
House of Representatives votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

House of Representatives votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

The US House of Representatives has voted for a bill that would decriminalise cannabis at the federal level. In a bid to repair the damage...
UN vote to remove medical cannabis as dangerous drug welcomed

UN vote to remove medical cannabis as dangerous drug welcomed

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform has welcomed the United Nations vote to remove medical cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961...
Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

The families of 25 children and young people suffering from severe epilepsy have written an open letter to the Prime Minister pleading for him...
Cancard: UK medical cannabis card launches today

Cancard: UK medical cannabis card launched today

From today, eligible patients in the UK will be able to apply for the UK’s new medical cannabis card – Cancard. The Cancard aims to...
EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

In a landmark move the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled the cannabinoid CBD is ‘not a narcotic’, as it...
Tommy Chong: “We’re going back to the future with cannabis.”

Tommy Chong: “We’re going back to the future with cannabis.”

Cannabis activist, musician, and comedy actor Tommy Chong gives his thoughts on the emergence of America’s legal cannabis industry. Chong is an icon of cannabis...
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FDA: cannabis, COVID-19 and misinformation

The US FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research tells us about the hazards of untested and unapproved cannabis treatments. The US Center for Drug...
Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Families of children with severe epilepsy and charities are pleading with the UK government to act on its promises for easier access to cannabis-based...
Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

A new survey has demonstrated barriers in the legal medical cannabis system that are forcing patients to self-medicate without the support of a healthcare...
Medical Cannabis: life sciences and the law survey

Medical Cannabis: life sciences and the law survey

Earlier this year life sciences law firm Hill Dickinson set out to discover the views of the UK public in regard to medical cannabis...
Addiction, education, and the future of cannabis policy in the US

Addiction, education, and the future of cannabis policy

Cannabis specialist Dr Peter Grinspoon explores education and policy in US addiction treatment. Dr Peter Grinspoon is a primary care physician, an instructor at Harvard...

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