A leading German cannabis trade association is calling for an increase in homegrown produce as new figures show imports increased by over 80% in the first half of 2021. Figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Health show that almost nine tonnes of medical cannabis flower was imported into Germany compared to almost five tonnes in the corresponding period in 2020. The Health Ministry’s figures also show that medical cannabis products have now been imported from 17 countries with nine of these being European (see chart below). Jürgen Neumeyer, Managing Director of the German Cannabis Industry Association (BvCW) says the figures demonstrate the need for Germany to speed up the development of its homegrown industry. “The significant increase in imports shows the growing need for medical cannabis in Germany. “Of the planned domestic cultivation of 2,600 kg per year, as far as we know, only about 50 kg were realized in the first half of the year. “All in all, our importers are particularly pleased about this development. More and more countries around the world are realizing the economic need for cannabis cultivation.
Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 09/29/2021 18:42:00