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Two years since legalization, patients in Germany still face hurdles accessing medical marijuana


Die The Local berichtet über die Problematik der Cannabis Patienten in Deutschland

Until liberalisation, medical cannabis was a niche in Germany, with only around 1,000 patients using it through a special permit. Since then, demand has risen rapidly, according to figures from the pharmacists' association ABDA and the German Cannabis Association (DHV).

Five things to know about weed in Germany


Das englischsprachige Newsportal The Local berichtet über die Situation rund um Cannabis in Deutschland und erwähnt dabei auch die Umfrage des DHV von 2014:

A poll by infratest dimap in 2014 on behalf of the German Hemp Association (DHV) showed that only 30 percent of people believed cannabis should be made completely legal, although 80 percent were in favour of legalizing cannabis as a medicine.

Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan


Auch im Ausland wurde der aktuelle Gesetzentwurf der Grünen beobachtet. Das englischsprachige Online-Magazin The Local hat dazu unseren Geschäftsführer Georg Wurth interviewt:

Pro-legalization campaigners welcomed the Green party's move, although they said that it was unlikely to succeed.

“Politicians are definitely not ready for it, both CDU [Christian Democratic Union] and SPD [Social Democratic Party] will vote against it,” Georg Wurth of the German Hemp Federation (DHV) told The Local.