Germany

Mon
02
Jan

The global experiment of marijuana legalization

In 2016, more countries legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Tue
27
Dec

Germany Health Insurance Providers May Cover Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis has seen a rather dramatic political renaissance over the past two decades. Until California passed Proposition 215, there were no states with legal marijuana. Today, 28 states and Washington, D.C., have legal marijuana while medical use has supermajority support among American voters. Medicinal use laws clearly help increase the support for adult use by non-patients as more people become educated about cannabis use.

Fri
23
Dec

Germany Is Poised to Be a Powerful Cannabis Market

With a population of 80.6 million and nearly 140k square miles, the country of Germany is roughly 85% the size of California, and contains over double the population. As medical cannabis laws across Europe become liberalized and attitudes toward adult recreational use continue to soften, Germany is now poised to be the next big thing in the European cannabis market.

Fri
09
Dec

Germany: Düsseldorf moves forward with plans to legalize cannabis

Düsseldorf City Council on Wednesday took the next step in its plan to legalize the regulated sale of recreational cannabis to over 18-year-olds, taking advice from experts in psychology, crime and economics during a consultation at City Hall.

Representatives from other city councils interested in pursuing similar schemes, including Cologne and Münster, were also present at the meeting.

Dr Armin Claus, a child psychologist specializing in youth addiction, voiced concerns that legalization could reduce young people's awareness of the dangers involved in taking this drug.

"The more people who take the drug, the more socially acceptable it becomes, and the less it is seen as a possible danger," Claus said.

Tue
29
Nov

From Canada to Germany, Cannabis Stocks are Going Global

The cannabis industry has been trending lower since the election with market sentiment in negative territory following the appointment of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General.

The recent pullback has been associated with weaker-than-average trading volume and we are monitoring this trend on an industry-wide and a company-by-company basis. The lighter trading volume has had a significant affect on cannabis stocks as the average stock spread has expanded (difference between a stock’s buy and sell price) and we continue to monitor this trend closely.

Tue
29
Nov

Canopy Growth Establishes Germany Based Operations Through the Acquisition of Licensed Distributor, MedCann GmbH

Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (CGC.TO)  today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MedCann GmbH Pharma and Nutraceuticals (MedCann), a German-based pharmaceutical distributor who has successfully placed Tweed-branded cannabis strains in German pharmacies.

MedCann has proven its ability to navigate the complex regulatory environment for cannabis importation and distribution in Germany . With a highly experienced leadership team, led by Dr. Pierre Debs , it has established itself as a leading cannabis importer and distributor within Germany where the cannabis industry still relies solely on imported products.

Mon
28
Nov

Patient Focused Certification Attracts Europe’s Top Cannabis Companies

“We’re very proud to be hosting medical cannabis research,” Dr Václav Trojan, head of the Faculty of Agronomy of Mendel University in the Czech Republic, told a group of representatives from some of Europe’s most exciting cannabis organizations who had convened for a three day seminar arranged by the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) and run by Americans for Safe Access (ASA).

Mendel University, located in the city of Brno, has been researching medical cannabis since the government made it legal to do so around two and a half years ago. The first European seminar of Patient Focused Certification (PFC) was held there last week.

Tue
22
Nov

Marijuana Industry About to Go Global

Although the United Nations international drug treaties have upheld an official prohibition against marijuana, the marijuana industry has spread across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Mon
21
Nov

With increased US sales, marijuana business to go global

As people are celebrating the legal sale of marijuana in the US, the burgeoning cannabis industry has gone from a curiosity to a bonafide booming market.

A new report by a leading marijuana industry investment and research firm found that legal cannabis sales jumped 17%, to $5.4 billion, in 2015 and they will grow by a whopping 25% this year to reach $6.7 billion in total US sales.

According to an INC.com report, there are also sizable and completely legal industries outside of the US, like Israel's 10-year-old medical industry. As governments from Germany to Australia to the UK are on the verge of legalising some form of marijuana, the global opportunity is coming into focus.

Tue
15
Nov

Berlin to Trial Legal Marijuana Scheme

The move follows decriminalisation of cannabis in Nevada, California and Massachusetts, passed in votes on 8 November.

Berlin is on course to at least semi-legalising marijuana after a cross-party movement agreed on a ground-breaking pilot scheme.

The capital’s Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party have agreed on a “controlled distribution of cannabis to adults” project.

Cannabis possession is illegal in Germany, although people found with less than 15g are often not prosecuted.

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