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A legal roadmap for Cannabis 2019

In recent years cannabis trade and related activity has developed into a growth business area. In the life sciences and healthcare fields there have been increases in the numbers of patients having access to medicinal cannabis and more general acceptance of the potential medicinal value of cannabis for patients. The number of countries allowing its recreational use has increased. Additionally, there is growing awareness of the potential for and actual use of cannabis plants across a range of different industry sectors, not least in cosmetics and food.

Taking account of the evolving political and ethical implications of cannabis production, trade and use it is important to be aware of differences in approach across different countries to assess which businesses and activities are viable in 21 different (EU and non-EU) jurisdictions.

This guide provides high level information about the legal approach to regulating cannabis across a variety of jurisdictions in different regions. In each case the guide focuses on (i) medical use; (ii) recreational use; (iii) industrial use and (iv) the patentability of cannabis-based products.

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Laura Opilio
Partner
Rome
Picture of Ellen Gielen
Ellen Gielen
Partner
Utrecht
Picture of Shuna Mason
Shuna Mason
Partner
London
Picture of Egon Engin Deniz
Egon Engin-Deniz
Partner
Vienna
Picture of Ted Rhodes
Ted Rhodes
Partner
Rio de Janeiro
Matías Somarriva
Matias Somarriva
Partner
Santiago
Karl Mutter
Karl Mutter, LL.M.
Partner
Bogotá
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Tomáš Matĕjovský
Partner
Prague
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Counsel
Paris
Dr. Jörn Witt, LL.M. (University of London)
Partner
Hamburg
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Gabriella Ormai
Partner
Budapest
Mauricio Gómez Guerrero
Partner
Mexico City
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Marite Aragaki
Partner
Lima
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Magdalena Wyszyńska
Associate
Poznan
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Valentina Parvu
Senior Associate
Bucharest
Petra Corba Stark
Petra Čorba Stark
Partner
Bratislava
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Mariano Bautista
Partner
Madrid
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Marion Wyler
Associate
Zurich
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Atanas Bangachev
Partner
Sofia
Vsevolod Tyupa
Vsevolod Tyupa
Counsel
Moscow
Mark Rocca
Mark Rocca
Co-Managing Partner, Dubai
Dubai
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