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American Cannabis Activists Irk German Drug Czar

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Marlene Mortler, the Drug Czar of Germany, sounds like she has taken a cue from the garbled logic of US Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a man I think of as the Arch Nemesis of Cannabis. (Or perhaps “The Anti-Cannabist”?) In any case, Mortler has been engaging in familiar…

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German Cannabis Community Celebrates Another Great Hanfparade

Despite a little cold and rainy weather, a great crowd turned out this year for the 21st annual Berlin Hanfparade (or “Hemp Parade”) last Saturday, August 12th. According to Michael Knodt, writer for Marijuana.com and speaker at the April 2017 International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin, the turnout for this year’s event was brimming with…

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Investors Are Wisely Looking Towards Europe

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Forward-thinking American business investors have had their eyes on the cannabis market for a few years now, looking critically at emerging laws and technologies in traditional places like Colorado, California, Oregon and British Columbia, among others. As the snowball of change has grown around the world, these initial entrepreneurs have started looking to meet the…

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Don’t Miss MedCann Founder Pierre Debs at the Berlin ICBC

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MedCann founder Pierre Debs has a rather remarkable story about how he rose to the highest ranks of the medical cannabis industry in Germany. The European powerhouse’s medical law has emerged as a progressive beacon that is helping lead the way for the rest of the world in a number of areas, thanks to pioneers like Dr….

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Israel Decriminalization Continues International Marijuana Progress

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This past week, another significant milestone was achieved in the international cannabis world. The State of Israel, which has likely contributed more legitimized scientific research on the cannabis plant than any other country in the world, including the discovery of THC itself, has officially decriminalized and stopped arrests for public cannabis consumption. After decades of…

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ICBC in Berlin Brings Science to the Forefront

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) came to Berlin this April 10-12, 2017, and brought the best of global cannabis expertise with it! The event was unlike any other, and was an exclusive look into the most current and up-to-date happenings in Germany and Europe regarding cannabis policy, business, and perhaps most importantly, the science of medical cannabis….

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New German Cannabis Agency Sets Goals for 2019

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Last week, we reported to you that the Germany’s new medical cannabis law was made official, but few details about its implementation were available. Now, Germany’s “cannabis agency”, a newly created administrative body which overseen by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), promises to have Germany’s new medical cannabis cultivation program ready…

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New Medical Cannabis Laws Now in Effect in Germany

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Germans woke up to a breath of fresh air and a new change in health policy took effect earlier this week when the new medical cannabis laws recently passed by German Parliament became official. Though Germany previously had allowed for some use of the plant by patients, the past law was extremely restrictive and burdensome,…

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