The last decade saw cannabis and products infused with cannabis as one the “hot topics” in the field of medical science. Several countries have granted permission for the medical use of cannabis to treat various conditions, together with chronic pain, cancer, disseminated sclerosis, and many others. More and more countries are recently allowing the recreational use of cannabis as well. Therefore, we can consider hemp as another burgeoning business worldwide.
Some countries still put cannabis in the dangerously illicit substance category. Therefore the legal landscape on cannabis and cannabis products is incredibly fragmented and complex, making it extremely difficult to research further on the cannabis business.
This blog aims to provide a quick summary of laws and policies relating to the employment of cannabis in Europe. It extracts information on the foremost vital legal problems, from the current legislation and general information to special necessities and risks.
The whole world needs to have confidence in legitimising cannabis so we can all benefit from its amazing properties without compromising public health and feeding in to the underworld of illegal drug use and the criminality associated with it.
Let’s look into the scenario in Europe
The process of implementing the laws in European countries, to permit the employment of medical or recreational purpose of marijuana could be a slow one. The explanation takes into account the fact that there are such a lot of individual countries (large and small) on the continent. There’s a great deal of pressure to proceed in the legitimization of cannabis in many states but this is being held back by their more conservative neighbours with differing views and concepts. It’s only going to take one or two of the major countries in legalizing marijuana for all the others to follow. A few countries are only steps away from this decision.
France is one of those countries who have already abolished obligatory sentences for minor marijuana crimes and besides expressing that he would like to vary additional laws associated with cannabis.
Contrary to some largely held belief, Marijuana is illegal in each the Netherlands and Spain, although it is often purchased and used openly in some cafes. The logical step would be to legitimise its use and lead the way for all of Europe.
Apart from just CBD products, Germany has also taken a stance on merchandise containing consciousness-altering drugs which is THC— the compound in cannabis which produces the psychoactive effects. This law establishes that medical cannabis should contain less than 0.3% of THC.
Cannabis laws have not been reformed since the dark ages and now is the time for this to be given proper attention by all modern, forward thinking governments, not just in Europe but all around the world.
Although legitimisation continues to be a long haul, the rising variety of cannabis and hemp start-up organizations and the growing support for the plant’s legitimisation, is very encouraging.