Medical Cannabis Approval Sweeps Across Europe

In March 2017, the German parliament voted for the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. This meant that many changes had to be made within its legislation. A year on, much has changed in this respect. Moreover, other EU member states have been closely monitoring Germany’s progress in the legalization of medical cannabis and are now following suit.

When the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa, is legalized for medical use, this means that authorities allow the distribution of therapeutics that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the key psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. This includes cannabis extract in mouth sprays, dried cannabis flowers for brewing in tea or vaporizing, or capsules containing THC.

The legalization process in Germany has been strictly performed and controlled by the government. Law firms, on the other hand, are responsible for advising companies, who want to import, cultivate and distribute cannabis in Germany.

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