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The German Home Cultivation Revolution Has Arrived

The home cultivation revolution is hitting Germany and Europe

For many long-time cannabis consumers and medical patients, there are few things as rewarding as cultivating a personal amount of cannabis. Historically, legal home cultivation was just a seemingly far-off dream for many adults in Germany, however, home cultivation is now legal for people 18 and older in Europe’s largest economy thanks to the tireless efforts of German cannabis advocates.

Legalization in Germany involves various provisions, including the right to cultivate three plants in a private residence. Adults can now possess up to 25 grams of personal cannabis while away from home in Germany, and up to 50 grams at their residence.

Another important facet of Germany’s new cannabis law involves lower penalties (administrative offense) for people caught possessing slightly more than the permitted limit.

While it is difficult to know exactly how many adults will choose to cultivate cannabis at home in Germany, Canada does provide some insight. Canada legalized home cultivation in 2018, and as of September 2022, an estimated 9% of Canadian consumers reported cultivating cannabis at home.

According to official statistics from 2021, an estimated 8.8% of adults in Germany aged 18-64 reported that they had consumed cannabis at least once in the last 12 months. Applying an 8.8% estimated consumer rate to Germany’s adult population and then applying a 9% home cultivation rate to that consumer base works out to over half a million people who would be expected to cultivate their own cannabis in Germany.

With that many people cultivating cannabis, certain sectors and products of Germany’s cannabis industry are going to explode, including but not limited to grow tents, grow lights, containers, grow mediums, nutrients, odor control temperature control, harvesting equipment, drying equipment, and storage technology. Service companies that specialize in energy efficiency will presumably experience increased demand.

The explosion in home cultivation product demand that is now underway in Germany will inevitably be met with a flood of products and services from innovative entrepreneurs and inventors. The best of those products will then have the potential to expand to an international market as legalization spreads across Europe and the rest of the globe.

The ‘ripple effect’ of Germany’s new cultivation freedoms will be felt around the world.

Demand for cannabis seeds and clones is going to be enormous in Germany going forward. Companies that specialize in providing quality cannabis genetics, both in Germany and the rest of Europe, are virtually guaranteed to see a spike in business.

The boost in home cultivation will result in more quality cannabis being consumed in Germany, and that, in turn, will boost demand for fun and unique ways to consume homegrown cannabis. As such, top companies that specialize in consumption gadgets and devices should experience an ancillary boost as well.

Germany’s emerging home cultivation sector will be a popular topic at the upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin, which is taking place later this month on April 16th and 17th. The event will be the first major cannabis event in Germany after legalization took effect. A limited number of tickets are still available.

Register today for the historic event before the conference sells out.