Medical Cannabis Gets a Hearing in the EU Parliament

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On the 30th of November, politicians from the European Parliament gathered with a range of patients, activists, campaigners, entrepreneurs and scientists from the European cannabis community to discuss the future of the industry at the inaugural International Conference on Medical Cannabis.

The event was organised by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left European Parliamentary Group, led by German MEP Stefan Eck and Greek MEP Stelios Kouloglou. 

The aim of the Conference was to share knowledge about the state of legislation around the world today, and to educate regulators present about the importance of building legal, regulated cannabis markets in Europe.

Kicking off proceedings was Irishman Graham de Barra from Help Not Harm. De Barra highlighted the progress that has been made in North America, coming off the back of the successful ballot initiatives in the US and the growth of the Canadian cannabis industry. The thrust of de Barra’s argument was that...

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