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6th October 2020

EU momentarily shelves Med-Cann regulation debates

Council Presidency of the EU and the Commission confirm that there are no cannabis regulation talks foreseen in the short-term

The EU has put on the snooze button on medical cannabis regulatory talks for the moment which came as a surprise after the expectations that seemed to be assumed with the Berlin presidency, especially since Germany is the most successful European market for medicinal hemp products at the moment. Apart from that and the 2017 drugs reform, the German government initiated the gradual domino effect in EU countries to develop policies for facilitating patient access to medical cannabis.

When the law changed, the average of 1000 prescribed patients suddenly went up 142,000 by the next year, not to mention the member states that established a Med-Cann scheme such as the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, and the U.K. It is in fact no surprise that the country has been  a model and a reference for its fantastic standards in leveraging cannabis out of the war on drugs and push it towards its potential to become an asset to the medical world.
Naturally, all this became less urgent in the light of this year’s pandemic, and the creation of a European Health Data Space.

In November 2019, Medical Cannabiz World opened its doors to the medicinal cannabis industry, supported by the Maltese government’s commitment to legislation for this high growth sector. After last year’s huge success, the second edition of Medical Cannabiz World will take place virtually on the 20th and 21st October 2020. Don’t miss out. Save the dates!