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    Federal Supreme Court decides on criminal liability of the sale of hemp tea…

    …but misses the chance to set a clear course for the industry. In the past, there has been great uncertainty among buyers and consumers in Germany regarding the distribution of hemp tea and other cannabis based products. This uncertainty stems from the somewhat ambiguous legal framework and corresponding case law. Therefore, many industry representatives hoped…

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    Working Towards A Harmonized Regulatory Framework

    Cannabis is medicine. That is a phrase that has always been true, yet was not always reflected in public policy. The cannabis plant was prohibited across the globe for many years and subjected to a tremendous amount of negative propaganda and stigma. by Johnny Green, International Conferences Group / ICBC Fortunately, the truth about the…

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    Trading medicinal cannabis in Europe

    The regulatory situation regarding the trade of medicinal cannabis currently varies enormously from country to country within the European Union. Unfortunately, there is still no full regulatory harmonization on a European level. by Peter Homberg, Partner at dentons and Co-Founder, European Cannabis Association This is particularly problematic with regard to the question of when a…

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    German medical cannabis and cannabidiol market 2021

    The market for cannabis and CBD products in Germany will initially start in 2021 relatively unchanged compared to the conditions at the end of last year. by Peter Homberg, dentons Cannabis from German cultivation is expected (according to a press release from Aphria, one of the three companies who won the public tender) in the…

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    An Outline of the German Medical Cannabis Market

    The medical cannabis market has grown significantly in recent years. In Germany, the quantity of imported cannabis products has increased dramatically. In comparison to only 1.2 tons in 2017, German medical cannabis distributors imported about 3.13 metric tons of cannabis flowers for direct medical care of patients in 2018, while around 120 kg have been…

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    Digital supported production of medical cannabis

    A challenge whose success lies in efficient process management and digital development! The times of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 do not stop at the production of medical cannabis for the pharmaceutical industry. The combination of IT systems and blockchain-based processes allows the value-added chain to be automated and the data generated to be mapped in…

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    European Cannabis Association: An essential step

    Medical cannabis has become one of the most important economic topics in recent years! But, what makes this topic so relevant, and why is it so essential to found a European association? The legalisation of recreational and medicinal cannabis in different states has led to impressive economic progress in recent years. Through worldwide patient campaigns…