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Pressure Mounts for Slovenia to Embrace Medical Cannabis

Facing growing pressure from patients and activists, the Central European country could finally see change in 2017.

Despite Growing Demand, Dutch Health Insurers Dropping Cannabis Coverage

One of the biggest health insurers in the Netherlands announced last month that it will stop covering medical cannabis treatment.

Serbian Cannabis Leader Arrested Ahead of Public Hearing

Scheduled to give public testimony on the plant’s therapeutic powers, Dragan Alargić was jailed before he could make his legalization plea.

A European’s Take on Colorado’s Cannabis Market

We talk to Vladan M., a 29-year-old chemist from the Czech Republic who spent a week exploring Colorado’s cannabis market.

Spanish Doctor Launches Cannabis Research Hub Amid Push for Reform

A new cannabis research observatory in Spain is giving patients hope for improved information about—and access to—cannabis.

Italian Cannabis Reform in Question Following Prime Minister’s Resignation

Last month's constitutional reform vote has thrown into question the fate of a cannabis legalization bill being considered by the country’s parliament.

The Roots of Eastern Europe’s Medical Cannabis Revolution

In recent years, Eastern Europe has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of patients treating themselves with homemade cannabis extracts.

Bureaucratic Red Tape Frustrates Czech Cannabis Patients

Medical cannabis is legal in the Czech Republic, but complicated rules and supply issues have ground the system almost to a halt.

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

Saracinesco, a Tiny Hemp Capital off Italy’s Beaten Path

Almost a thousand years after pirates arrived, Saracen Mountain has become a sort of Mecca for cannabis and hemp lovers from all over Italy.

How to Make Money Off US Cannabis Legalization Without Leaving Europe

Some inventive European cannabis enthusiasts have already found a way to capitalize on the end of prohibition happening across the pond.

Dutch ‘Tolerance Festival’ Will Bring Cannabis Activism to The Hague

Organizers are planning a massive event at the seat of Dutch government in order to pressure officials to expand the country's cannabis program.

At European Parliament Conference on Medical Cannabis, Ireland Takes Center Stage

One member of European Parliament called for legalization of medical cannabis across the continent.

Amid Drug-War Chaos, France is Reconsidering Its Cannabis Policies

Signs that France is finally taking cannabis reform seriously emerged this summer, but a recent series of events has sped the shift.

After the Shooting: Christianians Call for Legalization, Stand Up to Gang Violence

In August, Copenhagen's cannabis-friendly Christiania neighborhood was rocked by a shooting. Today, residents say legalization could help end the violence.

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