Italy

Thu
08
Aug

The legal status of CBD oil in Italy

The issue of legalisation of cannabis and its derived products has been under discussion for decades in Italy. However, with each passing year, the legal status of cannabis and CBD products only gets murkier.

Mon
05
Aug

8 ancient cultures that loved smoking weed

While people’s opinion on marijuana today is divided between people who think it’s totally cool to use and others who think you’ll become a dangerous killer if you use it, that wasn’t really the case in the past, writes Jason Misulonas. For thousands upon thousands of years, ancient cultures used cannabis as a medicine, a building material and even just to get rid of the blues.

Here are eight ancient cultures that enjoyed using cannabis:

Thu
01
Aug

Regulation of cannabis in Italy: use in food and cosmetics

In Italy, the cultivation and the industrial use of hemp has a long tradition and recent changes in the law have led to a revival. While a law enacted in 2016 promotes the cultivation of hemp as a means to preserve biodiversity and to reduce the environmental impact in agriculture, hemp-derived products for human consumption are still subject to restrictions. A recent judgment of the Italian Supreme Court, delivered in joint session, has the last word on the supposedly legal cannabis.

Thu
25
Jul

Aurora’s new contract to supply Italian medical cannabis market

Canadian giant Aurora has succeeded in winning the latest contract to supply the Italian medical cannabis market. 

Thu
18
Jul

Italy picks Aurora Cannabis as sole medical marijuana supplier

Italy has chosen Canadian-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB) as the

Mon
08
Jul

Italy’s ‘cannabis light’ creates buzz even if the pot won’t

It’s been called the Italian “green gold rush.” Mild, barely there marijuana dubbed “cannabis light” has put Italy on the international weed map, producing hundreds of stores that sell pot by the pouch and attention from investors banking the legalization of stronger stuff will follow.

The flourishing retail industry around cannabis light — weed so non-buzzy, it’s essentially the decaf coffee of marijuana — surfaced as an unintended by-product of a law meant to restore Italy as a top producer of industrial hemp. Now, storefronts that peddle chemically ineffective hemp flowers in varieties such as “Chill Haus” and “Black Buddha” are getting blowback that some Italians fear will nip business in the bud.

Wed
26
Jun

Developers race to meet demand for hemp-specific technology

Solutions for harvesting and processing the entire hemp plant are in overwhelming demand as inventors, engineers and other assorted tinkerers work feverishly to develop ground-breaking technology and machines for both small and large hemp-centric operations.

That was the general conclusion of 30 industry leaders from 14 countries who gathered to discuss the global state of Hemp Machines & Technology at a micro-summit recently held at HempToday’s International Center of Excellence in Poland.

Mon
10
Jun

Study: Italians stopped using pharmaceuticals when CBD became available

In December 2016, lawmakers in Italy legalized industrial hemp. Farmers in the country could cultivate and sell varieties of the cannabis sativa plant — provided that the plants contained no more than 0.2 percent THC.

Fri
07
Jun

Italian court bans cannabis derivatives, in blow to popular sector

Italy’s top court has banned the sale of cannabis products, on the heels of threats by the country’s deputy prime minister to close shops who sell legal derivatives of the plant.

Deputy Prime Minister and far-right League leader Matteo Salvini had declared war so-called “cannabis light” shops in the run up to the European Parliament elections.

The Court of Cassazione (Cassation), while not agreeing officially with Salvini, took his side stating the sale of cannabis derivatives such as “oil, leaves, inflorescences and resin” is outside the existing law.

Fri
17
May

Discover the barriers of accessing medical cannabis despite reform across Europe

Although regulatory reform has occurred across Europe, many patients still experience barriers regarding accessing medical cannabis, here Prohibition Partners explores further.

Prohibition Partners explains how legislation intended to improve availability of accessing medical cannabis for patients is being hindered by a lack of education in clinicians and regulators.

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