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The Netherlands has pilot programs underway for adult-use cannabis, Switzerland already allows low-THC products to be sold legally across the country, and a Supreme Court decision in Italy has already determined cannabis prohibition to be unconstitutional.

Being that Germany has the largest economy in Europe by far, and is home to over twice as many people as the State of California, the recent medical cannabis reforms yielded a cannabis industry revolution of epic proportions.

Topics covered at the events will include, but are not limited to:

Evolving landscape in Germany

In recent years Germany has taken over the title of cannabis capital of Europe, at least from a legal industry standpoint.

Historically, Amsterdam served as the undisputed cannabis capital of Europe. Several other regions such as Spain deserved honorable mentions for the title of cannabis capital of Europe, but Germany has entered the scene.

In the last handful of years Germany’s medical cannabis industry has grown by leaps and bounds, however, rules and regulations are still shifting at a rapid pace.

That is why we are so excited about upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference events in Europe.

After a decade of non-use, hemp became one of the most talked-about and researched crops in the 1990s — all thanks to the bestselling book The Rediscovery of the Agricultural Crop Hemp by Bröckers and Herer. However, the ban on its cultivation was still valid, and hemp was only grown for research purposes.

During the 60s, hemp was grown in small quantities, and following the amendments on the Narcotics Law in 1982 in West Germany, the crop was outlawed except when used for scientific research.

Germany started growing hemp again after the Second World War, but fulfilled only 20% of the domestic hemp demand and had to import the rest from nearby countries like Italy.

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Cannabis produces over 100 cannabinoids, and the most common ones are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the primary psychoactive compound of cannabis known for producing the high associated with recreational use. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t induce this high, and it’s mostly known for its relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties.

However, there’s one restriction on CBD that Germany introduced in July 2019 — the Novel Food Regulation.

Germany has a growing CBD market. Thanks to its friendly legal attitudes towards hemp and CBD, you can purchase CBD products in-store and online — with the exception of CBD edibles and hemp flower.

In 2017, the German government amended the Narcotics Law, setting a clear distinction between cannabis for medical and non-medical use. This law includes exemptions on hemp and its derivatives, including cannabidiol..07 – Germany allows CBD as long as it’s derived from hemp (plants that contain less than 0.2% THC). Medical CBD with higher THC concentrations are available with a doctor’s prescription..17