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2021 is shaping up to be a year of significant developments for the cannabis industry around the globe.

Some countries have reformed their regulations on medical cannabis. In January 2021, a set of Rules of Medical Cannabis were issued by the Mexican Ministry of Health. Other countries have taken significant steps to ensure access to medical cannabis to patients. In this regard, the German authorities announced that medicinal cannabis from domestic cultivations is expected to be available in the first half of 2021.

Our Expert Guide allows stakeholders to obtain high level and updated information on differences in approach across different countries about (i) medical use; (ii) recreational use; (iii) industrial use and (iv) the patentability of cannabis-based products.

New and innovative hemp and CBD based products are expected to flood the market in 2021. They are food, food supplements, cosmetics, and others consumer products such as vaping equipment. In this regard, the new version of the Expert Guide provides insights into the different legislations about the possible uses of hemp and CBD, including the initiatives implemented by the competent Authorities in this area, such as the UK Food Standards Agency which now considers/approves CBD novel foods applications for food sold in the UK.

Click here to view the Expert Guide and examine the cannabis regulation across 30 different (EU and non-EU) jurisdictions, including new chapters for Portugal, Lebanon and Serbia.