Aurora Cannabis German Subsidiary Ships MMJ to Italy; First Non-Government Supplier to Italian Market

Aurora Cannabis has shipped medical cannabis to the Italian government, becoming the first non-government supplier to the Italian market. The products were shipped from the Canadian company’s wholly-owned German subsidiary Pedanios GmbH. The products will be distributed through Italian pharmacies. In January, Aurora and Pedanios won a public tender to supply the Italian government with […]

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German Police Association Calls for Cannabis Decriminalization

A German police association is calling for the decriminalization of cannabis throughout the nation, and André Schulz, the head of the organization, predicts that “cannabis will not be banned for long in Germany,” according to a report from The Local. “The prohibition of cannabis has historically been seen as arbitrary and has not yet been […]

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Aurora Stock Climbs on Domestic and European MMJ Success; Firm Buys More CanniMed Stock

Canadian medical cannabis company Aurora Cannabis Inc. saw a 10 percent increase in their stock price on Tuesday after announcing they had sold 354 kilograms (780.4 pounds) of cannabis in Canada and Germany in November. The stock, traded on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange, opened Tuesday at CA$10.75 and closed at CA$11.82. Aurora announced its domestic […]

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Tilray to Export Full Spectrum Cannabis Oil to Germany

For the second time in as many weeks, Canadian medical cannabis producer Tilray has announced plans to exports its product overseas, this time sending its full-spectrum cannabis extracts to Germany where they will be distributed nationwide through pharmacies. Brandon Kennedy, Tilray CEO, called the agreement “another strategic milestone” which comes on the heels of the […]

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Canada’s Aurora Ships 50kg of Cannabis to German Subsidiary

Canadian licensed producer Aurora Cannabis last week shipped 50 kilograms of medical cannabis from its facility in Alberta to Berlin, Germany-based producer Pedanios, a wholly-owned Aurora subsidiary which distributes to more than 1,500 pharmacies throughout the nation. The shipment was necessary to help offset “a significant shortage of supply,” according to a press release. Neil […]

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German Doctor Enters Hunger Strike in Protest of Nation’s ‘Bureaucratic’ MMJ Laws

The chairman of the German Association for Cannabis as Medicine, Dr. Franjo Grotenherman, has entered an “indefinite” hunger strike until Germany “decriminalize all citizens who need cannabis to treat their serious diseases,” according to a press release from Grotenherman published by MarijuanaPolitics.com. In the release, the long-time cannabis activist called Germany’s medical cannabis law “too […]

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Ben Ward: Expanding Internationally with Maricann

Ben Ward is the CEO of Maricann, a licensed medical cannabis operator in Canada who recently announced their international expansion into Germany’s nascent medical marijuana industry. Ben recently joined Ganjapreneur.com podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss the intricacies and future of Canada’s cannabis industry, the recruitment of Maricann’s expert talent and executives, how using green technology […]

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German MMJ Market Attracting Canadian Firms, Maricann Leads Pack

On January 19, the German parliament unanimously legalized medicinal cannabis use, paving the way for patients with a doctor’s prescription to purchase cannabis products from pharmacies. Unlike America’s fractured medical cannabis system, German patients will be able to have their medicinal cannabis treatments covered by insurance, and access is not based on qualifying conditions – […]

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Study: Cannabis Could Help Reverse Brain Aging

Researchers at Germany’s University of Bonn, along with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, report that low doses of THC can help reverse some of the effects of brain aging and assist in restoring memory, according to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine. The studies were performed on mice, and […]

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German Parliament Unanimously Approves National MMJ Legislation

Germany’s parliament has voted unanimously to legalize medicinal cannabis use, paving the way for patients with a doctor’s prescription to purchase the drug from pharmacies, Deutsche Welle reports. The measure was strongly supported by Marlene Mortler, a member of the conservative Christian Social Union and the nation’s drug commissioner. “It’s a great addition for patients […]

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German City Takes Next Step in Cannabis Legalization Plans

The City Council of the western German city of Düsseldorf met with psychology, economics, and crime experts yesterday as part of their efforts to legalize cannabis for adults 18 and older, Deutsche Welle reports. Local lawmakers hope that the expert testimony will help convince federal regulators to allow them to move forward with the plan […]

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Canopy Growth Agrees to Acquire Germany’s MedCann

Canopy Growth Corporation has agreed to acquire MedCann GmbH Pharma and Nutraceuticals, the company announced in a press release. MedCann is a Germany-based pharmaceutical distributor who has successfully placed Tweed-branded medical cannabis products in German pharmacies. Tweed is one of Canopy Growth’s core brands. Bruce Linton, Canopy CEO and Chairman, said the acquisition positions the […]

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German MS Patient is First-Ever Allowed to Grow MMJ

A multiple sclerosis patient in Germany has been approved to grow cannabis for personal use by the country’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, marking the first time the body has made such an allowance, according to a report from Deutsche Welle. The decision comes after the patient filed multiple lawsuits against the institute, […]

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Tweed Strikes Deal to Export Medical Cannabis to Germany

Canada’s largest medical cannabis producer, Tweed, can begin exporting its product to Germany, after receiving approval from both countries, the company announced yesterday. “Introducing Tweed product to German medical cannabis patients is an exciting and groundbreaking event,” Bruce Linton, chairman and CEO of Tweed parent company Canopy Growth said in a press release. “Patients will […]

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Germany Will Legalize Medical Cannabis Next Year

Germany’s health minister has announced the country will legalize medicinal cannabis in 2017, CNN reported. As per a measure approved Monday, seriously ill patients in Germany that have “no therapeutic alternative,” and a doctor’s prescription, will be allowed access to the country’s new medical marijuana program. It will remain illegal to grow your own cannabis, however, so patients […]

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