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Introduction to the Cyprus Cannabis Legal Framework


From: EUR 297 + VAT.

Total Hours

9 hours

Course Description

This is an online seminar, funded by the HRDA and offers 9 CPD points by the Cyprus Bar Association.

The seminar is also sponsored by the Cyprus Cannabis Association (CY-CA), formed under the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry. CY-CA is leading the collective of individuals and companies that will build the cannabis Eco-system in Cyprus, and advance the interests of a responsible, compliant, transparent and high-quality cannabis industry.

Aims of the seminar:

  • To analyze the basic provisions of the legislation concerning medical and industrial hemp.

  • To apply the basic provisions of the legislation concerning medical and industrial hemp.

  • To explain the correct procedures for submitting a relevant license during the application process.

  • To interpret and apply professional responsibility in this field concerning medical cannabis.

  • To explain and execute the basic procedures for the legal cultivation of cannabis in Cyprus and its export.

  • To develop skills, organize and manage requests from customers regarding applications for the cultivation and export of cannabis in a rational manner for the protection of their customers.

  • To analyze the differences between recreational cannabis and CBD products.

  • To separate the difference between medical cannabis and legal products according to the law.

  • To develop the skills for making applications to the relevant authorities regarding medical and industrial hemp.

  • To participate in good practices and procedures regarding the handling of license submissions during the cannabis cultivation application process.

  • To participate in the application of the legal principles regarding the Law by properly guiding the customers with professional handling.

Why this seminar is important for you?

  • The need for training in the area of Cannabis law is needed since lawyers in Cyprus do not have the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the laws that are in existence. The global cannabis market has grown tremendously over the last decade and is a complex but ever-evolving area of law, regulation and policy which requires experienced advisors/lawyers to navigate this complex area of the cannabis industry.

  • You will understand the key provisions of the legislation and be able to assist and advise clients who may be processors, handlers, transporters, lenders, investors and other clients of the cannabis industry who seek advice from lawyers in Cyprus.

  • You will explore industry legislation, common regulatory dilemmas, the process of securing state and local licenses, and additional compliance-related content.

  • You will take advantage of the many opportunities, learn what works and what doesn’t, and avoid costly missteps in this burgeoning and evolving area of business and practice.

  • This seminar is practical and is taught by highly experienced lawyers and experts in cannabis law.

SPONSORED BY the Cyprus Cannabis Association. 

Course Accreditation

This course is accredited by the HRDA and by the Cyprus Bar Association.

Funding Available

450 EUR + VAT
153 EUR funding. The employer pays EUR 297 + VAT. + (EUR 85.50)

Start Date


End Date


Dates and Times

16/5, 23/5, 30/5

5p.m. - 8p.m.

Course Content

UNIT 1: An introduction to the legal framework on Cannabis

  • The legality of Cannabis in Cyprus

  • Status and recent developments of Cannabis law in Cyprus

  • Europe’s medical cannabis market - an overview

  • Professional Conduct & Ethics for cannabis lawyers in Cyprus overview.

  • An overview of Cannabis law in Cyprus – the general framework lawyers should be working under.

  • Cyprus’ position in the World cannabis market.

  • Questions and answers and discussion.

UNIT 2: Cyprus Medical Cannabis Law

  • The Drug and psychotropic substances law, 1977-2019 - the main provisions you should understand and know.

  • The Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Regulations of 2019 - the main provisions you should understand and know.

  • What is the aim of the Regulations?

  • What makes Cyprus stand out?

  • Who is allowed to apply for a license?

  • How to apply for a license - what procedures should you follow and what should you look out for.

  • The application process and relevant fees.

  • How to advise the persons allowed to apply for the license; important considerations.

  • Cyprus is a leading European medical cannabis producer.

  • Questions

UNIT 3: Cyprus Industrial Hemp Law

  • Cultivation and export of industrial cannabis (hemp) is permitted under 'The Production and Marketing of Industrial Hemp Law of 2016 [Ν.61(Ι)/2016]'. - the main provisions you should understand and know.

  • The Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 of the Council - role in national law.

  • Understanding the difference between industrial hemp and medical cannabis.

  • Is CBD legal in Cyprus?

  • The difference between CBD and THC – understanding and separating the two.

  • How to separate illegal and legal substances according to the law.

  • The cultivation of hemp in Cyprus and export.

  • Recreational cannabis and CBD products – the legal status

  • The applications and the procedure that should be followed how to.

  • Questions, answers, conclusions.

  • Conclusions

Language of Instruction


Course Methodology

Live distance learning via Zoom


Ms Androulla Poutziouris and other leading professionals in the field.

Admission Requirements

Lawyers, Legal Consultants, Accountants, Auditors, Business Consultants and other professionals

Discounts/Offers Applicable

Who is the course aimed at

Lawyers, Legal Consultants, Accountants, Auditors, Business Consultants and other professionals

Certificate Awarded

A Training Certificate will be awarded to those participants who will successfully complete the training.

Application Procedure

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