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German Court forces government to give out first license to grow medical cannabis

  • Veröffentlicht am: 12. April 2016 - 11:04
  • Von: MarianaPinzon

PRESS RELEASE - German Cannabis Association (DHV) 12.04.2016

With it's decision on April 6th the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) has set a new milestone for cannabis patients. The right of patients to ensure their medical care through self-cultivation, was strengthened with this ruling. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte - BfArM) will now be forced to give out the first license for home growing of cannabis in Germany, although they can still apply some additional rules for safety. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: German Court forces government to give out first license to grow medical cannabis

New poll: Support for legalization in Germany drastically increased in one year

  • Veröffentlicht am: 16. November 2015 - 15:11
  • Von: MarianaPinzon
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German Hemp Association, Press release, November 16th 2015

One year after our last poll we had a new poll conducted by Infratest Dimap.

The same question as last year was asked again and support for legalization of cannabis has increased since from 30 to 42 percent! This is the highest ever detected value in a representative poll.
In addition, 51 percent of respondents indicated that they believe cannabis in Germany will be legally available for adults in a few years.

A year ago, the German Hemp Association started Europes biggest PR campaign with cinema spots for a sensible cannabis policy... Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: New poll: Support for legalization in Germany drastically increased in one year

German Hemp Association welcomes the announcement by the federal government to set up a cannabis agency in Germany

  • Veröffentlicht am: 1. November 2015 - 14:53
  • Von: Maximilian Plenert

Press release of the German Hemp Association (Deutscher Hanfverband, DHV)  from 01.11.2015

The German Hemp Association welcomes the announcement by the federal government in Germany to set up a cannabis agency. This paves the way for the first cultivation of medicinal cannabis in Germany, helping not only the patients, but allowing  also new economic prospects for Germany. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: German Hemp Association welcomes the announcement by the federal government to set up a cannabis agency in Germany

Over 7.000 demonstrated at Global Marijuana Marches in Germany

  • Veröffentlicht am: 2. Juni 2015 - 18:00
  • Von: Florian Rister
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More than 7,000 people in 26 cities participated in Global Marijuana March events all over Germany. The events were scheduled from May 2nd to May 23rd and generated lots of media publicity. The biggest demonstrations were held in Cologne, Würzburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich with around 500 participants each. We, the German Hemp Association, supported and connected the local organizers and tried to improve the media publicity of the whole campaign. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Over 7.000 demonstrated at Global Marijuana Marches in Germany

Cannabis patients on hunger strike!

  • Veröffentlicht am: 3. September 2014 - 12:46
  • Von: Rüdiger Hass

Press release: Appeal in Cannabis Verdict of Cologne - Cannabis clients on hunger strike

22nd of July, the Cologne Administrative Court had decided that home growing of cannabis is principly still illegal, but may be permitted as a 'stopgate' under certain conditions for medical use, if the patients are not able to pay the exorbitant prices in pharmacy.
The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Products (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte) now appealed against that judgemanet. For this reason home growing of cannabis in Germany stays illegal also for medical reasons.
In protest against this appeal, six chronically ill patients from different parts of the country went into hunger strike. They demand a fast solution for the question if and under which conditions patients are allowed grow medical cannabis at home. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Cannabis patients on hunger strike!

Petition for Cannabis as Medicine to the German Bundestag.

  • Veröffentlicht am: 19. August 2014 - 13:06
  • Von: Rüdiger Hass

Please sign the petition for Cannabis as medicine to the German Bundestag. You have to register first: http://hanf.to/medizinpetition Everyone can sign, no matter of age or nationality! We want: compensation for the use of cannabis as medicine; stop of criminal proceedings against patients. Our aim: an hearing at the petition committee - for that we need 50.000 signatures till 10th Sept 2014.

The public petition is by Dr. med. Franjo Grotenhermen and directed to German Bundestag with follwing text:

"The German Bundestag should decide that the Federal Governement takes measures regarding the costs for cannabis-based medications.

The Bundestag should also decide that any penal proceedings against patients, using cannabis-based medication on prescription, are to be dropped.“

How to sign the petition

  Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Petition for Cannabis as Medicine to the German Bundestag.

Death from Cannabis? – A critical reflection

  • Veröffentlicht am: 8. Mai 2014 - 13:11
  • Von: Maximilian Plenert

Original: Tod durch Cannabis? Eine kritische Betrachtung by Maximilian Plenert, translated by Tim Gluckman.

On 25.2.2014 the article ‘Cannabis erstmals als Todesursache nachgewiesen’ (Cannabis proven for the 1st time to be cause of death) appeared in the Rheinischen Post (major German regional daily newspaper). In it Dr Benno Hartung, coroner and co-author of the underlying case-report which appeared in the specialist journal ‘Forensic Science International’, is quoted with the words, ”To the best of our knowledge these are the first cases of cannabis-caused death worldwide which have been examined entirely in accordance with state-of-the art scientific standards.’ He and his colleagues came to this conclusion after they found THC in the blood of the corpses; all other causes were in their opinion ruled out. The resonance of their report in the media was formidable, it even gained international attention. On closer examination the would-be proof evaporates and (such cases) are also not new. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Death from Cannabis? – A critical reflection

Cannabis legalizer wins one million Euro in german TV-Show

  • Veröffentlicht am: 27. Januar 2014 - 14:10
  • Von: Maximilian Plenert

Press release of the German Hemp Association (Deutscher Hanf Verband, DHV)

With the victory of Georg Wurth at the TV-Show "Millionärswahl" (millionaire election) produced by the channels Pro7/Sat.1 last Saturday, the German Hemp Association celebrates a big success. The DHV will use the winnings to drive forward the debate about rational ways to deal with cannabis in Germany. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Cannabis legalizer wins one million Euro in german TV-Show

Encod presents manifest for safe and healthy drug policies at European Parliament hearing

  • Veröffentlicht am: 7. Dezember 2013 - 14:49
  • Von: Maximilian Plenert

Press release, December 6, 2013

Encod presents manifest for safe and healthy drug policies at European Parliament hearing

BRUSSELS – Encod, the European coalition for just and effective drug policies, has presented a manifest for safe and healthy drug policies today, at a special hearing in the European Parliament. It contains ten recommendations to the European Council, made by the European Parliament in 2004, that have never been implemented.

Activists for drug policy reform from all over Europe gathered in Brussels for the hearing today. They discussed recent developments in drug... Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: Encod presents manifest for safe and healthy drug policies at European Parliament hearing

decision on coffeeshop project in Berlin

  • Veröffentlicht am: 2. Dezember 2013 - 14:06
  • Von: Georg Wurth

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Last night the Governing Council of the Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg Borough of Berlin passed with a clear majority a project proposed by the Green Party for the dispensing of cannabis. This is a historic moment, even if now the work on it is only just beginning and if it is questionable whether or not the necessary permits can be obtained. Weiterlesen $uuml;ber: decision on coffeeshop project in Berlin