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October Cannabis News

Here is our monthly recap of the top 10 cannabis news stories from around the world. October was no different than previous months with significant progress being made across the industry. Here are the highlights: Luxembourg becomes the first European country to legalise adult-use cannabis....

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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD

Over the past few years CBD products have gained immense popularity across the world. The variety of products on offer has expanded greatly, and CBD is now readily available to purchase on the high street and even more so online. Why has CBD become so popular? Two surveys conducted in 2019 by...

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Why are healthcare professionals still unsure of medical cannabis?

Almost three years ago medical cannabis was legalised in the UK. What was once celebrated as a victory for medical cannabis patients across the country, has been nothing but a disappointment for the vast majority. According to a UK Medical Cannabis & CBD Market discussion paper released in...

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September Cannabis News

The global cannabis industry saw significant progress throughout September. Here are some highlights from this month’s developments: Panama lawmakers voted unanimously to legalise medical cannabis, becoming the seventh Latin American country—but the first in Central America—to...

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UK hemp farming – a missed opportunity

The growth rate of the CBD (cannabidiol) industry has been incredible. A recent market report estimates the UK’s consumer CBD sector to be worth £690m in 2021 – more than double that of 2019, making it one of the largest markets globally. With the rise in popularity of hemp derived CBD products,...

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Why does THC get a bad rep?

It’s fair to say that the UK & Ireland have embraced CBD. Sales soared over lockdown, Boots and Tesco now sell CBD products and the evidence that CBD can help with a range of ailments is mounting. The hype is real. A recent market sizing survey revealed that sales of CBD products for 2021...

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What’s the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil can sometimes be mistaken for CBD oil, but there are very distinct differences between the two. In this article we clarify the key differences between hemp oil and CBD oil. What is hemp oil? Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract from hemp seeds which contains little to no...

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Is cannabis a gateway drug?

Cannabis can absolutely act as a gateway drug. But not the gateway you’ve been led to believe. Prohibitionists have long argued that cannabis is a gateway drug leading to harder, addictive drugs. Unfortunately for the ‘say nope to dope’ squad, the gateway theory falls victim to the assumption...

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Illicit cannabis & human trafficking

There are ample reasons why cannabis legalisation makes sense – protect public health & safety, restrict youth access, create jobs, increase tax revenue, free police time, reduce criminal profits etc. But what are some of the lesser-known benefits? Here’s one you may be shocked to...

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Will Irish doctors shun State’s medicinal cannabis programme?

The Irish Times recently reported, ‘Some doctors say they will shun State’s medicinal cannabis programme’. Nine neurologists wrote to the Minister for Health expressing concern that the cannabis-based products on offer all contain THC. They raise a valid concern that the approved products are...

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