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Medical cannabis: Out of the cannabis shortage!

01/03/2024 // Cannabis professional associations call for easy access for patients, therapeutic sovereignty for the medical profession and a reduction in bureaucracy for all

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CANNABIS BILL HAS BEEN IMPROVED, BUT IMPORTANT POINTS REMAIN UNRESOLVED

11/27/2023 // Medical cannabis cultivation is simplified, but the “intoxication clause” continues to hinder industrial hemp

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First survey among growers’ associations: Cannabis price will be below black market price

11/03/2023 // Seven to eight euros per gram are realistic, the biggest problem is the planned distance regulations

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CANNABIS ECONOMY PLEASED ABOUT 1ST READING OF THE CANNABIS ACT (CANG) IN THE BUNDESTAG

10/18/2023 // Important paradigm shift is imminent, expert politicians give hints on sensible points of improvement

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CANNABIS ECONOMY: CULTIVATION CLUBS AND DECRIMINALIZATION MAKE SENSE, BUT NO NOTICEABLE PUSHBACK OF THE BLACK MARKET CAN BE EXPECTED

09/15/2023 // Over-regulation and prohibition zones inhibit consumer self-sufficiency, BvCW suggests improvements and hopes for announced “Pillar 2”

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO FUND INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH WITH 3.1 MILLION EUROS

09/29/2023 // Cannabis economy welcomes intended studies for industrial hemp and health

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CANNABIS ECONOMY DEMANDS LEGAL CERTAINTY FOR HEMP FOOD PRODUCTS

09/11/2023 // Branch wants clear framework for safe & smoke-free food with hemp

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Cannabis economy welcomes new CanG draft as first step & maintains further proposals for improvement

08/16/2023 // The removal of cannabis from the BtMG, its decriminalization and the cultivation clubs are clear progress, but there is a need for improvement, among other things, for industrial hemp, medical cannabis and sponsoring for factual information

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MEDICAL CANNABIS: CANNABIS ECONOMY WELCOMES INITIAL SIMPLIFICATIONS AS A SMALL BUT CORRECT STEP ON THE WAY TO FUNDAMENTAL REFORM

06/23/2023 // Licensing process to be expedited, proviso for approval eliminated for select specialty groups

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CANNABIS ECONOMY WANTS “SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR Industrial HEMP”

05/30/2023 // Sustainable potential for agriculture, healthy food, soil quality and biodiversity to be better utilized

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS CALL FOR URGENT REFORMS TO THE CANNABIS-AS-MEDICINE ACT 

05/24/2023 // Focus on security of supply, less bureaucracy and removal of classification as narcotics

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CANNABIS ECONOMY SEES NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS AS A GOOD FIRST STEP

04/12/2023 // Model projects are now an essential intermediate step towards the desired full regulation

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CANNABIS ECONOMY PRESENTS CONCEPT FOR LICENSED POINTS OF SALE (SPECIALIST STORES)

03/27/2023 // High quality, expert advice, social concepts, youth and consumer protection are the goal

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CANNABIS ECONOMY WELCOMES REFORM PROPOSALS OF CDU/CSU PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON MEDICINAL CANNABIS

02/07/2023 // BvCW has more far-reaching demands: Abolition of the authorization requirement & the so-called “Out of Therapy”

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CANNABIS ECONOMY CALLS FOR NEW PURITY LAW AND PRESENTS FIRST QUALITY CATALOG FOR CANNABIS AS A STIMULANT

02/02/2023 // Focus on health and consumer protection: Successful against the black market through controlled and highest quality

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PATIENTS BACK ON THE BLACK MARKET?

11/30/2022 // Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) threatens established care of seriously ill patients with cannabis as medicine

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CANNABIS ECONOMY WELCOMES KEY ISSUES PAPER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

10/26/22 // Lauterbach: “Impulse for drug policy in Europe” / BvCW: Good and comprehensive template for further discussion / Cannabis industry ready for creation of new legal German market

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CANNABIS ECONOMY: INTERIM STATUS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DRAFT CORNERSTONES REPRESENTS PROGRESS, FURTHER NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT EXISTS

10/19/22 // Orientation to youth protection and health is welcomed, but competitiveness vis-à-vis black market must be improved

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BGH RULING ENDANGERS INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY, CANNABIS ECONOMY: URGENT NEED FOR POLITICAL ACTION

10/14/22 // Jail sentence for CBD flower trafficker confirmed, wave of prosecutions expected, more hemp products at risk

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CANNABIS ECONOMY DEMANDS REGULATIONS FOR LEGAL SELF-CULTIVATION

09/27/22 // Private beer brewing and tobacco cultivation are models; cultivation clubs could also be made possible

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CANNABIS ASSOCIATIONS: MEDICAL CANNABIS SUPPLY MUST BE IMPROVED!

09/07/22 // “Things can’t stay as they are.” This is the tenor of a joint statement by eight associations that advocate for improvements in the supply of medicinal cannabis to the population

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MORE TRANSPARENCY: CANNABIS ECONOMY RECOMMENDS TRACKING & TRACING SYSTEMS FOR STIMULANT REGULATION

08/08/22 // Digital backbone for effective market overview and consumer protection

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RECREATIONAL CANNABIS: CANNABIS Economy RECOMMENDS REGULATION FOR ORIGIN AND QUALITY

06/27/22 // BvCW publishes position paper on supply chains and production conditions

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CANNABIS: PROMOTE ENJOYMENT, PREVENT PROBLEMATIC USE AND OFFER NECESSARY HELP

06/13/22 // BvCW publishes position paper on prevention & risk reduction

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CANNABIS: “AVOID LEGALIZATION MISTAKES!” – EXPERIENCES FROM OTHER STATES ON REGULATED DISPENSING

06/12/22 // BvCW: New document aims to support regulatory process for stimulant market

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5 YEARS OF CANNABIS AS MEDICINE LAW: PROGRESSIVE & IN NEED OF REFORM

03/04/22 // Joint press release of the German Cannabis Business Association (BvCW) and the Association of Cannabis Supplying Pharmacies e.V. (VCA)

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ALLEGED ABUSE WITH INDUSTRIAL HEMP: NON-VIABLE, UNECONOMICAL AND PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE

02/07/22 // BvCW: Industrial hemp should be completely removed from narcotics law, BfARM expert committee recommends amendment

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HOW CANNABIS SHOULD BE REGULATED FROM THE INDUSTRY’S PERSPECTIVE

01/24/22 // The german cannabis business association (BvCW) has presented a key issues paper on the most important regulatory questions and thus positioned itself in favor of the planned form of legislation

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NEW FEDERAL DRUG COMMISSIONER: CANNABIS ECONOMY CONGRATULATES BURKHARD BLIENERT (SPD)

01/11/22 // Federal cabinet to appoint expert at the suggestion of Federal Health Minister Lauterbach (SPD)

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NEW PRESIDIUM ELECTED AT THE GERMAN CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (BVCW), NEW FUNDING POSSIBILITY ADOPTED

12/19/21 // Regulation of pleasure a further focus of the association’s work

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CLIMATE PROTECTION AND BIOECONOMY – ASSOCIATIONS CALL ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT COALITION TO LAUNCH A 100-DAY PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE CLIMATE PLANT HEMP AS A CO2 STORE. CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC POTENTIALS MUST BE EXPLOITED QUICKLY.

12/07/21 // Climate protection and bioeconomy – associations demand 100-day program from the new government coalition to promote the climate plant utility hemp as a CO2 store

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CANNABIS ECONOMY WELCOMES TRAFFIC LIGHT COALITION AGREEMENT AS A GOOD STARTING POINT

11/24/21 // New “Cannabis Commission” to (co-)define framework conditions – New BvCW working group works on regulatory support

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NEW STUDY: CANNABIS REGULATION BRINGS AT LEAST 4.7 BILLION EUROS AND APPROX. 27,000 JOBS

11/16/21 // Cannabis economy: industry stands ready – Conservative calculation – Significantly more jobs and innovations expected by German Business Cannabis Association (BvCW) for the new legislative period

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THE DAWN OF CANNABIS 2021: THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL DEMANDS FOR GERMANY

10/08/21 // 6-Point Plan of the German Cannabis Business Association (BvCW) for the New Legislative Period

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SHARP RISE IN IMPORTS OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS TO GERMANY

09/27/21 // Domestic demand is now being met from 17 countries worldwide

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ELECTION TOUCHSTONES 2021: POSITIONING OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTIES ON ISSUES OF THE CANNABIS ECONOMY

09/01/21 // Left, Greens and FDP promise most commitment – SPD and CDU with cautious reform ideas

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HEMP RAID AT LIDL – POLICE CONFISCATE PRODUCTS, DISCOUNT RETAILER TAKES GOODS OUT OF STOCK

08/13/21 // Cannabis economy criticizes increasing repression against hemp foods

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GOVERNMENT COALITION POSTPONES INDUSTRIAL HEMP REFORM – COMPETITION OBSTRUCTIONS & PROSECUTIONS CONTINUE

06/25/21 // Motion by Left & Greens rejected by CDU/CSU, SPD & AfD, next Bundestag to decide

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LEGAL HEMP COMPANIES: INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES SURVEY

05/10/21 // Aiming for fair deals also with payment services and banks

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POLICE IGNORES BGH CASE LAW ON INDUSTRIAL HEMP

04/29/21 // Clear and unambiguous legal certainty for industrial hemp exemption in BtMG

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BVCW WELCOMES FDP PROPOSAL TO FACILITATE PROCEDURE IN THE PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

02/01/21 // Various initiatives highlight urgent need for action

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INDUSTRIAL HEMP: BVCW WELCOMES JOINT MOTION BY LEFT-WING & ALLIANCE 90/THE GREENS IN THE BUNDESTAG

01/19/21 // Competitive disadvantages for the industrial hemp and CBD economic chain could be reduced after the federal election

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GERMAN CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (BVCW) ESTABLISHES SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

12/18/20 // Scientific monitoring of the cannabis economy made possible

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GERMAN CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (BVCW) WELCOMES THE EXCLUSION OF CANNABIS FROM ANNEX 4 OF THE INTERNATIONAL TREATIES ON NARCOTIC DRUGS

12/02/20 // WHO’s scientific view on cannabis should determine future political debate in Germany and Europe

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GERMAN CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PROPOSES CORNERSTONES FOR A REGULATED CBD MARKET

11/10/20 // BvCW: CBD must not become narcotic, instead we need a regulated market

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10/25/20 // BvCW welcomes the initiative of the European Parliament to promote commercial hemp varieties again with a limit value up to 0.3% THC in the future.

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CANNABIS / CBD (CANNABIDIOL*): EU COMMISSION VS WHO?  

09/04/20 // German cannabis industry is concerned and asks the EU Commission about potential differences with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the assessment of CBD as a narcotic. The EU Commission’s assessment could threaten many market players.

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DEMAND FOR MEDICINAL CANNABIS IMPORTS TO GROW BY 37% TO 28,455 KG IN 2020

08/30/20 // Corona-induced skepticism over planned 650 kg cultivation in Germany.

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MEDICAL CANNABIS: EQUAL TREATMENT OF PRIVATELY INSURED CANNABIS PATIENTS AND SELF-PAY PATIENTS COMPARED TO PATIENTS WITH STATUTORY HEALTH INSURANCE.

04/14/20 // Medical cannabis should be charged according to the same standards for self-pay and private patients as for statutory patients.

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IMPENDING SUPPLY BOTTLENECKS DUE TO CORONA CRISIS FOR CANNABIS PATIENTS

03/30/20 // BvCW proposes relaxation of dispensing guidelines and documentation requirements for medical cannabis.

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02/12/20 // In its meeting yesterday, the SPD parliamentary group decided to reposition itself in cannabis policy. In a position paper “Cannabis: Breaking new ground!”, the SPD parliamentary group advocates the decriminalization of users and calls for the exemption of model projects for the distribution of cannabis to adults for municipalities.

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01/24/20 // As the cannabis economy, we advocate for the establishment of an innovative and sustainable market for cannabis products based on product quality, consumer protection, and the adherence to and compliance with quality standards to be created.

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01/24/20 // First demands and positions of the German Cannabis Business Association (BvCW)

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BVCW POSITIONS ITSELF AS THE UPCOMING VOICE OF THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY IN GERMANY

01/09/20 // In mid-December, the German Cannabis Business Association (BvCW) was founded in Berlin. The BvCW e.V. (i.G.) sees itself as representing the interests of the entire cannabis industry in Germany and will act as a contact for politics, business, science and the media. All areas of the emerging industry are represented: medical cannabis, industrial hemp, CBD, import, services, trade and technology.

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