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CBD in Sports

Posted: July 8, 2019

What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 113 known cannabinoid compounds found within the hemp plant. Hemp oil can be extracted from the hemp plant and this oil will have a substantial CBD composition therein.  It is has no psychoactive effect unlike its better known cannabinoid counterpart ‘delta-0-tetrahydrocannabinol’ (THC). CBD is believed to have…
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Is cannabis investment now mainstream after Church of England backing?

Posted: June 17, 2019

By Robert Jappie, Head of Cannabis Law at Mackrell Turner Garrett and Muhammed Poswall, Senior Associate in its Corporate and Commercial Team The Church of England (CoE) has announced that it is to relax its own self-imposed rules on investing in medical cannabis. The CoE’s own investment arm, The Church Commissioners for England, has a…
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Mackrell Turner Garrett are winners at national Legal Innovation Awards

Posted: May 30, 2019

The forward-thinking approach of London-based international law firm, Mackrell Turner Garrett, has been praised and recognised by the judges at this year’s Legal Week Legal Innovation Awards. Staff and Partners at the firm are celebrating having won the Business Development Innovation category at the awards, which were held on 24 May at The Landmark Hotel,…
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New York’s novel approach to cannabis regulation – A model for the future?

Posted: May 23, 2019

New York could be the next state to legalise the use of cannabis for recreational and widened medical use if a newly proposed bill is passed. This isn’t the first time that the state has attempted to introduce a bill relating to the drug, after a failure to get it included in the New York…
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The First Cannabis-Related Patent Infringement Case Occurs in the USA: United Cannabis Corp v Pure Hemp Collective Inc.

Posted: May 10, 2019

In 2018, United Cannabis Corp (United Cannabis), a biotechnology company specialising in the development of cannabis as medicine, filed for patent infringement against Pure Hemp Collective Inc. (Pure Hemp), a wellness company that makes, markets and sells a variety of cannabis products. In August 2017, United Cannabis was granted a patent for “cannabis extracts and…
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VIDEO: Robert Jappie talking on stage at The Hemp and CBD Expo

Posted: March 20, 2019

Here Robert Jappie talks to the crowd about Cannabis Law and regulation in the UK.


Leading London Law Firm Mackrell Turner Garrett Instructed by Trade association to launch legal action against EU Novel Food Regulations on behalf of UK’s booming CBD industry

Posted: March 8, 2019

London law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett, together with a leading food and trading standards barrister, has been instructed by the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA) to challenge a controversial change to the classification of food products containing Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) recently introduced by European regulators. Robert Jappie, Head of Cannabis Law at Mackrell…
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Mackrell Turner Garrett drives Cannabis Law offering with new website launch

Posted: February 15, 2019

The Cannabis Law department at Mackrell Turner Garrett declared itself open for business in 2019 and its new website is another step in its commitment to supporting the UK’s legal CBD & cannabis industry. The decision to open the department was as a result of a number of factors. The concept began at the AGM…
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Cannabis Update – European Food Safety Authority classifies cannabinoid products as novel

Posted: January 24, 2019

The European Food Safety Authority has changed the status of cannabinoid products (including extracts) and classified them as ‘novel’ under the EU Novel Foods Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2015/2283). This has the potential to render all CBD products across Europe as unlawful. We have already seen local councils in the UK taking direct action against businesses…
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Limited access to care: Restrictions in the prescription and supply of Cannabis derived medicines in the UK

Posted: January 21, 2019

Patients across the UK with a range of conditions were excited last November to hear that the Government had legalised the use of medicinal cannabis for a limited range of conditions. Driven by a public outcry in light of the stories of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley, who were denied potentially lifesaving treatment for their…
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