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German Judge Delays Cannabis Production Licensing Program, Good News for Canadian Exporters

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Germany’s medical cannabis program is one of the top programs in the world. Patients can be prescribed cannabis by their doctors and insurance covers the cost. However, availability can be lacking compared to other markets and the prices remain high because all of the cannabis must be imported from countries like Canada and The Netherlands. Cultivation…

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Strong Lab Standards for Medical Cannabis in Germany

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I remember the first time someone mentioned that one of the problems with prohibition is that you didn’t know what you were getting. Whatever it was, it was probably from Mexico, where some farmers still use dangerous pesticides that have been made illegal in the United States. I got a chill thinking about all of…

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Medical Cannabis Community Growing Rapidly in Germany

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This week, March 10th, 2018, marks the one year anniversary of Germany’s new medical cannabis program, which jumped from a paltry patient count of around 1,000 under the old laws, to a total of over 15,700 applicants under the new laws, a number that is slightly overwhelming Germany’s healthcare system. Anyone familiar with cannabis as…

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German Health Insurance Providers Are Covering Cannabis

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The United States health care debate is as long as it is ugly. So frankly, I’m not going to get into it. Suffice to say the United States does things differently than most other “developed” countries. In Germany and most of Europe, healthcare is universal and the State plays a more hands-on approach to control…

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Will Germany Ever Supply Its Own Cannabis or Remain an Importer?

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In the whole world of supply-and-demand, demand has never been the problem – at least when it comes to cannabis. When you add the word “legal” in front of the word “cannabis” then places can definitely have a supply problem. Germany has a legal cannabis supply problem. In March 2017, Germany opened applications for patients…

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