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Switzerland trials legal cannabis sales for recreational use
Swiss authorities have greenlit a pilot project, where a selection of people in Basel will be allowed to buy cannabis from pharmacies for recreational use.
France trials CBD as a treatment for children with epilepsy
A large-scale medical cannabis trial in France is already showing results and could lead to legalisation in the country.
Croatia opens cannabis museum
Rituals, healing or inebriation, nutrition, clothing, fuel or construction material, the millennial history and many uses of cannabis are on display in Croatia's first museum dedicated to the plant.
In Malta, confusion over cannabis law after doctor arrested
Malta became the first EU state to legalise cannabis last year, and yet...
Medical marijuana can quickly cause addiction, new study warns
A US study found that turning to medical cannabis failed to improve patients’ symptoms of anxiety and depression while doubling their risk of addictive disorders.
Cannabis 'stock exchange' launches in Europe as CBD market booms
An online trading platform for cannabis products is hoping to disrupt Europe’s booming CBD market and bring more transparency to consumers.
In blow for cannabis advocates, Italy's high court blocks referendum
630,000 people signed a petition calling for the cultivation of the plant to be decriminalised.
Europe should follow Malta's example on cannabis reform, says minister
Malta is the only European state that has legalised possession of small amounts of cannabis without incentivising the criminal gangs that traffic and grow the drug.
Malta aims to keep cannabis users out of jail. For some, it's too late
20 years ago, cannabis cost Kevin Bellotti his apartment and five years of his life. As of 2022, he'd never have been arrested in the first place.
Cannabis start-ups blooming as Germany eyes legal recreational use
German start-ups growing cannabis for medical use - legal in the country since 2016 - are booming. What impact will a move to recreational use have?
Malta becomes first EU country to legalise cannabis for personal use
Citizens aged over 18 will be allowed to carry up to seven grams of cannabis and grow up to four cannabis plants at home.
Dutch cannabis cafes see rise in business during COVID-19 pandemic
A survey by Trimbos, a research institute on mental health and addictions, found that 90% of Dutch cannabis users were smoking as much or more since the start of the pandemic.
Cannabis pizza on the menu in Thailand, but you won't get pie high
The new pizza by one of Thailand's most popular fast food chains is one of the first products to take advantage of the country's relaxed cannabis laws.
Six key takeaways from Germany's new coalition deal
Here's how Germany's likely new coalition could change the country.
Uber now lets you order cannabis in Canada
Uber, which also delivers alcohol through its Eats app, has had its eyes for some time on Canada’ growing cannabis market.
Are cannabis farms the next big way to suck CO2 from the atmosphere?
A hectare of hemp sequesters almost twice as much carbon as a forest, prompting calls from UK farmers to loosen its regulation.
Bongs for beer steins? Why Germany might move to legalise cannabis
For many, big steins of beer are synonymous with Germany. But is another vice about to challenge its supremacy?
Luxembourg to legalise growing and using cannabis at home
Luxembourg’s government has announced changes to the law on cannabis, with plans to legalise growing and using the drug at home.
Why is Snoop Dogg betting big on Europe’s cannabis scene?
The rapper is the co-founder of Casa Verde, a VC fund based in Los Angeles that focuses on the cannabis industry.
Is Italy set for a vote on decriminalising cannabis?
A petition collected half a million signatures in support of a referendum on decriminalising cannabis. Now Italy's Supreme Court will decide if it can go ahead.
CBD oil: Wonder drug or widespread scam?
CBD oil derives from hemp, a cousin of marijuana in the Cannabis family. But we look at what it really is and whether it's healthy.
Party in Finland's ruling coalition backs legalising cannabis
The Green League, the party of Finland's interior minister, Maria Ohisalo, voted on the issue during a virtual conference earlier this month.
Italy set to hold a referendum on decriminalising cannabis
Italy will soon decide whether or not to decriminalise cannabis in a referendum next year, as campaign groups gathered 500,000 signatures, the threshold required by law to trigger a nationwide vote.
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Gibraltar seizes €15m worth of cannabis resin after sea pursuit
Authorities in Gibraltar seized 2.6 metric tons of cannabis resin with a street value of €15 million after a high-speed chase at sea.
Is the Czech Republic on the cusp of a cannabis boom?
An opposition party that has promised to legalise marijuana looks poised to win upcoming elections. If it does, growers expect high times.