Category Archives: Europe

Medical Marijuana Now Available for Free for Patients in Sicily

Sicilian cannabis patients may be celebrating after news dropped yesterday that the region’s medical marijuana supplies would be free to certain qualified program participants. Sicily’s top health administrator Ruggero Razza signed a decree that patients with chronic or neuropathic pain, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis will qualify for the government’s subsidized marijuana. In so doing, […]

A Look At Cannabis Legislation In Countries Around The World

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for guidance or lessons, while […]

European Union Approves CBD-Based Seizure Medication

The European Union has approved a CBD-based medicine as a treatment for seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy. The move by regulators with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) marks the first time a drug derived from cannabis has been approved for use in Europe. The medication, Epidyolex, is an oral solution rich in […]

Germany Receives First Medical Cannabis Imports From Portugal And Australia

Germany received its first imports of medicinal cannabis from Portugal and Australia this week. Two German companies took delivery of the shipments that will be used for testing purposes and to supply the country’s growing demand for medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2017. In Cologne, Cannamedical Pharma received a commercial shipment of cannabis from […]

EU Inspectors Reportedly Approve Uganda’s Medical Marijuana for Export

Uganda has reportedly moved one step closer to exporting its medical cannabis, with the European Union signing off the country’s products. That’s according to the Daily Monitor, which reported Monday that a team of EU inspectors deployed from the Netherlands to the Ugandan capital of Kampala issued a certificate of compliance to Industrial Globus Uganda […]

Luxembourg Will Be the First Country in the EU to Legalize Cannabis Production

The tiny European country of Luxembourg is about the lead the European Union by becoming the first EU country to legalize the production and consumption of cannabis. Luxembourg has already legalized medical cannabis and decriminalized simple possession for the 614,000-plus people living there. The production, sale, and purchase of cannabis for recreational purposes is still […]

Ireland Greenlights Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

Ireland on Wednesday launched a scheme that will allow its citizens to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. Simon Harris, the country’s health minister, signed legislation that establishes a program to give patients access to marijuana for treatment purposes. “The Medical Cannabis Access Programme” will be maintained for five years until 2024, at which time it […]

Swiss Lawmakers Pushing for Medical Cannabis Law Reform

Patients in Switzerland can currently get a prescription for medical cannabis, but it isn’t easy. The Swiss government wants to change that, laying out a proposal on Wednesday that would eliminate a major barrier for those with cancer and other serious diagnoses to use cannabis to treat their illness.  The proposal would mark a significant […]

French Health Ministry Announces Plans for Medical Cannabis ‘Experimentation’

France is taking tentative steps towards the legalization of medical marijuana. The Senate voted by a large majority to approve the use of experimental medical cannabis for two years, which should make it available to 300,000 to one million patients, according to advocacy groups. When and the country’s health ministry approves the plan, there will […]