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Aurora sends first shipment of ‘free’ marijuana to France

A subsidiary of Edmonton, Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis delivered its initial shipment of medical marijuana to France for use in the country’s pilot program, the company announced Wednesday. The program is reportedly set to start serving medical cannabis to patients at no charge in the coming weeks. Aurora was among companies from Australia, Canada, Israel and […]

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France chooses companies to supply free medical cannabis for trial program

The French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) selected the companies that will supply France’s medical cannabis pilot program that’s intended to provide free products to patients enrolled in the trial. Cannabis companies from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom – in partnership with French pharmaceutical distributors – will provide […]

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Applications open to supply France with free medical cannabis via pilot program

The French Minister of Solidarity and Health has signed a lengthy decree specifying how a small-scale pilot program will be supplied with medical cannabis that ultimately will be given to patients free of charge. That decree, signed Friday, was followed by the Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) publishing the application process […]

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France to distribute free medical cannabis, launch experiment in 2021

The French government published a long-awaited decree this week detailing how a limited medical cannabis experiment will be carried out. It was also confirmed that up to 3,000 patients will be able to participate in the experiment. Participating companies will have to supply the medical cannabis products to patients free of charge, and the products […]

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France urged to act on medical cannabis after falling ‘alarmingly behind’

A French parliamentary committee is urging the government to publish a decree needed to initiate a delayed medical cannabis experiment as industry and patient advocates say the country is falling behind in implementation. The appeal was made in a document that was unanimously supported by the parliamentary committee. The document emphasizes the need to establish […]

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France creates committee to draft rules for medical cannabis trial

The French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) created a scientific committee to write certain rules ahead of the launch of a two-year medical cannabis experiment. The areas of focus of the committee will be: The products that will become available to patients during the trial. The training of doctors and pharmacists who will […]

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France appears ready to OK funding for a medical cannabis experiment with 3,000 patients

French lawmakers appear ready to approve legislation to bankroll a two-year medical cannabis trial program for 3,000 patients, a move that would give overseas companies the opportunity to export product to what could become one of Europe’s largest markets. Olivier Véran, deputy of the French National Assembly, submitted an amendment to the Social Security Financing Bill (Projet de […]

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France on verge of launching trial medical cannabis program, opening door for overseas businesses to supply new market

A key government committee in France has set the stage for a two-year medical cannabis trial program that’s expected to kick off later this year, providing an opportunity for overseas companies to export product to the new market during its early stages. If made permanent, the program has the potential to make France one of the […]

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France nears launch of medical cannabis ‘experiment’

A potential medical marijuana program in France could soon be at the discretion of the nation’s Health Ministry after a group of senators agreed in principle to approve cannabis for therapeutic use. However, important hurdles must be cleared before France joins the ranks of neighboring Germany in establishing a medical market – and it could […]

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France launches committee to evaluate medical cannabis market

A French health agency has launched a temporary scientific committee to assess how to create a medical cannabis market in France. The nation legalized cannabis-based medicines in 2013, but no product is legally available because the market has not been developed. The French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) has […]

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From Canada to France, Many New Opportunities for US Marijuana Businesses Abroad

With 19 states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and another two approving it for recreational use, most US cannabis businesses are content to focus on the sizable domestic market. But there are a growing number of international business opportunities for certain types of marijuana companies. A handful of countries are loosening their policies surrounding marijuana […]

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New York tribe opens applications for adult-use marijuana retail licenses

A Native American tribe in upstate New York is taking applications for adult-use marijuana retail licenses and said it plans to respond to each application within two weeks of filing. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which has a reservation near the Canadian border in Akwesasne, approved recreational marijuana in a community referendum in December 2019 and […]

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