The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), responsible for monitoring compliance with global drug treaties, has admitted it may have to water down its hardline approach to cannabis regulation to stay relevant.
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Cannabis lawyers are heading to Brussels next week to challenge a recent decision by the European Union to reclassify food products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and prohibit their sale. …. Robert Jappie, head of cannabis law at Mackrell Turner Garrett and Jonathan Kirk QC, of Gough Square Chambers, will travel to Brussels on March 12 to meet with EFSA officials.
Cyprus has legalised the cultivation and use of medicinal cannabis domestically following a government vote on February 15.Members approved 30 to 18 to allow growing, importing and exporting, and for individuals to possess and use medicinal cannabis.
British firm GW Pharmaceuticals is licking its wounds after US judges tossed out its attempt to patent multiple cannabinoids for epilepsy treatment following an eight-year battle. The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an administrative law body of the national patent office, denied patent US9066920B2 on January 3, siding with petitioner Insys, a rival biotech firm.
Health committee politicians in the European Parliament, the EU’s directly elected legislative, voted in late 2018 to approve a draft resolution on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and now the proposals will head to the bloc’s executive to be turned into a concrete proposal.
The number of global cannabis patent applications has doubled since 2008, Cannabis Law Report can reveal, as 2019 promises to be a landmark year for marijuana intellectual property.
Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb said he would continue fighting to overturn the ban following the rejection of his 10-minute-rule bill in the House of Commons by 66 votes to 52 on Tuesday.