CANNABIS EUROPA LAUNCHES THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN MADRID IN FEBRUARY 2020.
Cannabis Europa will arrive in Spain for the first time on February 10th 2020, helping to drive forward legislation in one of Europe’s most promising potential cannabis markets. Unlike many of its European neighbours, Spain has yet to formally legalise cannabis, though the personal possession and private use of the drug is decriminalised. Spain is Europe’s largest cannabis market that is yet to formally legalise the medical cannabis, or establish any kind of medical cannabis pilot programme. However, the country remains an active hub for cannabis research, and social forces make reform seem inevitable. Support for the legalisation of medical cannabis has peaked as high as 84% in some opinion polls, and the country already boasts a robust biomedical sector — making Spain an industry rich in potential for cannabis business. Laying the groundwork Though public support for cannabis legalisation remains high, Spain’s tumultuous political landscape has made cannabis reform a low-priority issue for the government of late. Following a general election in April of this year, the socialist PSOE party fell short of a majority and endeavoured to form a coalition government with the left-wing Unidas Podemos party. Caretaker prime minister and PSOE party leader, Pedro Sánchez, failed to…
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