GreenLight for medical cannabis in Europe

Discover how GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd is aiming to advance clinical research, access and education regarding medical cannabis in Europe. Established in 2014, GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd is an Irish biopharmaceutical company focused on developing safe and effective plant-based medicines. GreenLight specialises in phytocannabinoid research and clinical development. The company is based in Dublin but has […]

German sales of insurance-covered medical cannabis continue upward trend

Sales of insurance-covered medical cannabis continued to increase during the first quarter of 2019 in Germany, the largest market outside North America. In the first three months of the year, sales of reimbursed cannabis products totaled 24.5 million euros ($27.5 million), an increase of 7% from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to government […]

CannTrust shipped unlicensed medical cannabis overseas 

(This story has been updated with statements from the Danish Medicines Agency and Australia’s Department of Health.) Beleaguered cannabis grower CannTrust shipped some unlicensed medical cannabis overseas, the Ontario company told Marijuana Business Daily, adding an international dimension to the Canadian company’s regulatory woes. In a statement to MJBizDaily, the Danish Medicines Agency said three […]

Tilray speeds expansion in Europe

Tilray Inc. is expanding its European leadership team and setting up a hub in Portugal, deepening its planned international reach. The company appointed five senior members to its European team, according to a statement Friday. Arne Wilkens, a former executive at the German pharmaceuticals company AiCuris, will take on the role of vice president […]

The history of cannabis in Europe

Different European civilizations have used cannabis for millennia. In fact, cannabis has been one of the most important crops for mankind up to the 20th century. At this point in our European history, some forms of cannabis were banned. Nowadays, cannabis is making a comeback, not as a recreational drug, but as a medicinal […]

Standardized cannabis medicine – The ‘responsibility of all in the industry’

Creating standardized medicine is the gold standard for the cannabis industry but the nature of the plant can make this difficult, attendees to Cannabis Europa heard. Some panelists argued that attempts by the major pharmaceutical companies to patent drugs from the cannabis plant should be challenged. Others said that for cannabis medicine to achieve […]

As Europe’s regulatory environment progresses, Aurora Cannabis targets expansion in Europe

Aurora Cannabis is the world’s largest cannabis-producing company with target output of over 500,000 kilos per year, & now the company calls for patient-focused progression in Europe. The opportunity for cannabis companies in operating in Europe as has been highlighted by the chief corporate officer of the world’s largest cannabis company, Aurora Cannabis. Cam […]