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Black market cannabis sales remain high despite legalisation

Research from the University of Waterloo has identified that despite being legalised in various parts of North America, black market cannabis sales are still...
UK medical cannabis

Growing the UK medical cannabis sector through exportation

Jonathan Hodgson, the CEO of Rokshaw Laboratories, and Pierre van Weperen, the CEO of Grow Pharma ltd., outline the vast benefits of exporting medical...
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Recreational cannabis access reduces prescription drug use in the US

A new study in the US has revealed that legalising recreational cannabis has significantly reduced the use of prescription medications. Performed by a team of...
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Study reveals dangers of driving after smoking cannabis

A comprehensive, two-year randomised trial has unveiled the effects of driving after smoking cannabis, illustrating the risks of getting behind the wheel under the...
New report calls for UK to capitalise on potential £1.2 billion medical cannabis industry

New report calls for UK to capitalise on potential £1.2bn medical cannabis industry

A new report by drug policy reform advocacy group Volteface has revealed the UK is missing out on a potential £1.2bn medical cannabis industry...
Association for the Cannabinoid Industry to expand EU Offering

Association for the Cannabinoid Industry to expand EU Offering

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has announced the opening of a new Brussels office as they expand their membership offering into the...
Campaigner requests meeting with PM to discuss NHS medical cannabis

Campaigner requests meeting with PM to discuss NHS medical cannabis

Medical cannabis campaigner Hannah Deacon has delivered a letter to UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, requesting a meeting to discuss medical cannabis access on...
Taskforce proposes UK cannabinoid regulation changes

Taskforce proposes UK cannabinoid regulation changes

The Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR) has reported recommendations to the Prime Minister on how the UK can reshape regulation and...
Medical cannabis campaigners visit Westminster

Medical cannabis campaigners visit Westminster

Medical cannabis campaigners visited Westminster as part of a walk from Belfast to London to raise funds for the UK’s most vulnerable, chronically ill...
Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

Whither the winds of the European cannabis industry post-pandemic?

The European Cannabis Association is setting its sights on harmonising the cannabis regulatory environment across the continent. The COVID-19 pandemic is a generation- if not...
Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Exploring innovation in the cannabis sector

Volteface Head of Strategy Katya Kowalski tells HEQ about innovation and advocacy around cannabis. UK-based advocacy organisation Volteface aims to promote evidence-based drug policy and...
Towards a UK cannabis industry

Towards a UK cannabis industry

Health Europa Quarterly (HEQ) speaks with Mike Barnes of Maple Tree Consultants and Ricardo Geada of Mackrell Solicitors about the need for a legal...
Cannabis exports licence applications opened by Isle of Man Government

Licence applications for cannabis exports opened by Isle of Man Government

The Isle of Man Government has now opened licence applications for the production, distribution, and export of medical cannabis from the Island, expecting the...
New council body launched to demand robust UK cannabis industry

New council body launched to demand robust UK cannabis industry

A collective of organisations, businesses, and working groups have united to launch The Cannabis Industry Council – the first representative cannabis body dedicated to...
Evidence, policy and regulation in medical cannabis

Evidence, policy and regulation in medical cannabis

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis hosted a crucial summit in April aimed at shaping the future of the UK’s medical cannabis sector. On Thursday 15...
Access to medicinal cannabis treatments in Europe

Access to medicinal cannabis treatments in Europe

In this article, Sita Schubert, General Secretary of the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, discusses the need to get better access to medicinal cannabis treatments...
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Examining the future of Europe’s medical cannabis treatments

Sita Schubert, the General Secretary of the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, discusses the future of medical cannabis treatments in Europe, looking at how they...
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...

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