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International Briefing

The first meeting will take place on
2024-07-10 at 20:00 (8 p.m. CET)

The cannabis sector in Germany is currently experiencing a significant surge in activity following the government coalition’s decision to decriminalize and de-schedule the plant. This legislative change has created numerous opportunities for both domestic and international organizations. Industry-related events in Europe’s largest economy are witnessing record-breaking attendance. However, it is crucial for new entrants to be fully aware of the current regulations to navigate potential pitfalls.

In response to this evolving landscape, the German Cannabis Business Association (BvCW – Branchenverband der Cannabiswirtschaft), the largest association of its kind in Germany, has launched a new initiative specifically for international companies seeking to enter the German market. Leveraging its unique position, the BvCW focuses on all aspects of cannabis use—medicinal, recreational, and industrial—the association will regularly disseminate information regarding recent policy changes, current opportunities and risks, and anticipated regulatory developments.

“We recognize the heightened global interest in Germany at this time,” stated Dirk Heitepriem, President of the German Cannabis Business Association. “Since April 1st, a plethora of opportunities has emerged for international companies aiming to introduce products and services to the German market. We receive numerous inquiries daily from industry professionals worldwide. Our objective is to provide these companies with a platform that will guide them in identifying key opportunities while avoiding common pitfalls.”

Benjamin Patock, member of the Executive Board, added, “Significant changes have taken place. Access to cannabis for medicinal purposes is now more straightforward than ever. Additionally, we are observing a substantial increase in the recreational home-growing market and the first cannabis clubs are on the horizon. However, it is important to note that some opportunities are exclusive to EU member states at this point.”

The “BvCW International Briefing” will be held via Zoom and in English. Participation is free of charge, subject to registration.

The first meeting will take place on 2024-07-10 at 20:00 (8 p.m. CET). 

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