Europe Cannabis Industry & Marijuana Business News

Israel’s Canndoc signs deal with Tilray to import medical cannabis

Israel-based Canndoc has entered into an agreement to import 2.5 tons of medical cannabis into Israel to address the supply shortage in that country. The cannabis will originate from Canadian producer Tilray’s facility in Portugal, the company said in a news release. The first shipment is expected to arrive early this month. As part of […]

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Top 10 global cannabis stories of 2019: WHO backs rescheduling, Linton out at Canopy, Canadian firms eye US & more

Cannabis markets in Canada and elsewhere in the world went on a roller-coaster ride in 2019, as irrational expectations gave way to more realistic market assessments. Global medical marijuana markets, corporations and top executives experienced breakthroughs and setbacks this past year. That’s the gist of the 10 most widely read business stories carried by Marijuana Business Daily […]

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Greece’s new government committed to cannabis sector success: Q&A with Pelopidas Kalliris of Ministry of Development and Investment

Greece is one of a half-dozen European countries hoping to cash in on medical cannabis exports. The country is also developing rules for domestic patients to access medical marijuana. Because Greece was among the first countries to allow medical cannabis cultivation in Europe, it already has attracted more than 100 companies in the application process seeking […]

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Analysis: Germany’s medical cannabis market loses momentum but on pace to surpass 100 million euros

Insurance reimbursements for medical cannabis in Germany reached a new high during the July-September period, according to recently published data by the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband). However, the data also suggests that growth in medical marijuana sales is losing momentum as double-digit gains in MMJ reimbursements become harder to maintain. Statutory health insurance reimbursements […]

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Italy to nearly triple domestic medical cannabis production in 2020

The Italian Ministry of Health plans to almost triple the quantity of medical marijuana to be produced domestically in the coming year. This signals the intention of the government to rely to a lesser degree on imports in 2020 to serve growing domestic demand for medical cannabis. As per the country’s psychotropic substances quota, which covers medical cannabis, the […]

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Denmark eyes medical marijuana trial extension 

Denmark might need to extend its medical cannabis trial plans in order for the government to conduct a mandated midterm evaluation of the pilot program, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said. The four-year program launched in 2018, and a formal evaluation is required to take place in 2020. The number of patients who accessed medical cannabis […]

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Aurora Cannabis products unavailable in Germany until further notice

Aurora Cannabis’ medical marijuana products are temporarily unavailable in Germany pending a review by health authorities of “a proprietary step” in the Alberta company’s production process, a spokesperson confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily. MJBizDaily corroborated the products’ unavailability with several German pharmacies “until further notice.” According to the pharmacies, the reason is related to a […]

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What businesses need to know about exporting irradiated medical cannabis to Germany

By now, everyone knows that to export medical cannabis to Germany, which is by far the largest importer of medical cannabis flower in the world, achieving European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a prerequisite. But beyond getting that certification, certain quality requirements could have huge implications if they are not considered and integrated into a business’ […]

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Cyprus delays bidding process so medical cannabis licensing fees can be reviewed

The bidding process to cultivate medical cannabis in Cyprus is stalled after government authorities requested a review of the licensing fees. The delay, reported by the Phileleftheros newspaper, stemmed from concerns the fees are too low given the revenue growers are expected to reap. According to previous announcements, winners of the application process would have to pay […]

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