UK MUST KEEP PACE WITH EUROPE, SAY POLITICAL AND INDUSTRY LEADERS

UK MUST KEEP PACE WITH EUROPE, SAY POLITICAL AND INDUSTRY LEADERS

London’s Hanway Associates to host Cannabis Europa, a major conference examining the state of Medical Cannabis in Europe  North American investors eyeing up European market as attitudes towards medical cannabis change Experts around the world gather at The Barbican in London on 22nd May, for Cannabis Europa to discuss future of medical cannabis in the UK Speakers include Members of UK Parliament, Members of European Parliament, business leaders, academics, scientists, and medicine regulators The conference will focus on the rapid pace of the industry’s evolution in a complex, diverse continent with a vast number of potential patients Cannabis Europa is...

KEEPING PATIENTS AT THE HEART OF POLICY

KEEPING PATIENTS AT THE HEART OF POLICY

A crucial part of any medical cannabis programme is the patients. They often play a key role in convincing governments to implement such programmes through their advocacy, and their needs and concerns are of utmost importance when it comes to deciding what kind of programme to put in place. Delegates at Cannabis Europa will have the opportunity to hear from influential medical cannabis patients from across the British Isles, Europe, and beyond. These include Clark French, Multiple Sclerosis sufferer and founder of the United Patients Alliance in the UK, who will be chairing our Patient Stories Panel.  (Clark French, Source:...

PROMISES AND PITFALLS : MEDICAL CANNABIS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

PROMISES AND PITFALLS : MEDICAL CANNABIS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

One of the key challenges facing regulators and producers in implementing medical cannabis programmes in any jurisdiction is how to do so in a way that best promotes and protects public health.  Medical cannabis programmes come with their own unique set of public health issues to consider, more so, perhaps, than regulated recreational cannabis models. Potential pitfalls are abundant. There is, for example, the decades-old debate over whether medical cannabis should be available in a smokable form (as it is in many US States including California and Colorado) or whether it might be better to require patients to vaporise, eat, or...

CANNABIS TRENDS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR EUROPE?

CANNABIS TRENDS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR EUROPE?

European medical cannabis markets are not yet mature, and consumer trends are only beginning to emerge as product choice broadens. What can be learnt from the more mature markets that have been operating the other side of the Atlantic?   Roy Bingham, CEO and Co-founder of BDS Analytics weighs in. In North America, legal cannabis retail sales in 2017 were $9.2 billion. We project that they will grow to over $24 Billion by 2021. We are confident on our predictions for that growth because, despite US Federal prohibition, state laws have been passed that already pave the way. Cannabis is North...

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