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Hemp, booming business, more difficult than you think.

Hemp, it is a booming business, you would say. But, as we showed in our last report, hemp producers are facing problems they never encountered before and CBD, as being the main ingredient of the enormous demand, is still a questionable product in most countries. Like the UK. “Instead of capitalizing on the booming CBD […]

Hemp farmers in Portugal: 2019 is a lost year.

Portuguese hemp farmers are giving up on the 2019 growing season due to continuing jurisdictional confusion between two government agencies over licensing. The problem started when Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture issued a clarification in January 2019 making all hemp related authorizations subject to review by INFARMED, the Portuguese Health Regulator that has authority over pharmaceutical […]

Historic cannabis hearing in the USA, regulation works better than prohibition. Must watch!

The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard testimony Wednesday about the impacts of US marijuana prohibition on American lives and freedoms, as well as the necessary road ahead to protect them. Legal, health, and industry experts addressed members of Congress about the known social benefits of legalization, the massive marijuana arrest rates that continue in […]

Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disbanded

The first Belgian cannabis social club – Trekt Uw Plant (TUP) – must shut down and disband. The club was initiated in 2006, and after unsuccessful attempts in 2006 and 2008 to criminalize this club, it now happened. Members were given prison sentences of up to twenty months on probation, and a total of 121,250 […]

The future of cannabis in the EU versus the Americas

What was it all about in 2016? The Cannabis News Network team took off to Dublin in 2016 to attend The Global Medical Cannabis Summit: Advancements in the Age of Cannabis. The Summit was hosted by Volteface and Help not Harm, and sponsored by Tilray and Leafly. According to Volteface, it was ‘the first largest […]

50 years of Prohibition in France is an utter failure

France is the number one European country for cannabis use. “The government should create a “public monopoly of cannabis production and distribution”, according to The Council of Economic Analysis. Cannabis could bring up to €2.8 billion per year and create up to 57,000 jobs. 70 public figures now calling for legalization. Cannabis news network: The door is […]

Inside the world’s oldest hemp conference EIHA16: ‘CBD is a global Wild West’

No better way to find out what’s happening in the industrial hemp sector and the booming CBD trade than to visit the oldest and biggest industrial hemp conference in the world, the EIHA in Cologne, Germany. One of the main takeaways from the record-breaking 16th edition is the need for the European hemp industry to […]

Hemp Products of the Year 2019

Hemp fibre-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream are “Hemp Products of the Year 2019” For the second time, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products. After a 10-minute presentation from each of […]