Philip J. Cenedella IV
27 March 2017
BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS “putting a just end to the world war on Cannabis!”
(The Berlin Peace Accords to be signed at the ICBC-Berlin Conference on April 12, 2017)
On April 10-12, 2017 hundreds of international leaders in the Cannabis Industry will be assembling in Berlin for what many are calling the most significant and historic cannabis conference in Europe ever – The International Cannabis Business Conference www.internationalcbc.com
The BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS “putting a just end to the world war on Cannabis!” will be officially introduced to the media and all attendees at a press conference to be held on April 12th. In advance of President Trump and Chancellor Merkel’s meeting in Hamburg, Germany this July, cannabis advocates have constructed a document calling on those national leaders, and all governments worldwide, to immediately coordinate their efforts and put an end to the campaign of intolerance and incarceration. Quantum 9, Cenedella.de and many others will be signing the BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS and presenting it directly to Senator Rohrabacher of the U.S. Congress for action. We invite Industry professionals to contact us to be involved even if you are unable to attend in person.
So what is happening in Germany today and how will it impact you and your company?
Good questions, with multiple answers, but it really comes down to the fact that Germany has now implemented a comprehensive medical marijuana distribution program with the March 9th registration of the “Cannabis as Medicine” Act <Bundesgesetzblatt Teil I 2017 Nr. 11> This is a historic moment in our movement for the regulation, legalization, social acceptance of our plant and we commend the advocates on the frontlines of this decades-long fight, most notably Mr. George Wurth of the Hemp Association and a Speaker at ICBC Berlin. The ICBC Berlin event could not be happening in a better location nor be any more timely. We salute Alex Rogers and his incredibly professional team for having the foresight to make this event happen and we welcome everyone in the industry to join us in Berlin from April 10-12th!
With over twice the population of California in half the space, Germany is key to the formation of a legal, reliable and professional Cannabis industry within the entire European Union. The Bundesinstitut fur Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM) in Bonn is a government organization and your central point of contact for all things Cannabis. Currently the German government imports all medicine for patients exclusively from Canada and the Netherlands, with the stated goal of developing a robust, and pharmaceutical-grade grow industry within its own borders by 2019.
Pharmacies in Germany are managed by the State Office of Health and Social Affairs and are going to be the only distribution point for pre-approved medical marijuana products. The Pharmacy situation here is really quite different than in America with medically-trained staff at thousands of locations only now learning of how to implement this new law and serve their patients effectively. There are numerous opportunities for companies, consultants and organizations to help fill the void with a recent estimate calculating the need for over 500,000 lbs. of pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana needed per year.
The medical and therapeutic uses of cannabis are extremely important but the calls for recreational implementation is also at the top of the agenda for many. During the past few years a few German cities have started the process of establishing a German recreational marketplace and although Berlin has been stymied in its efforts to date, the upcoming national elections may have a positive impact on those efforts. The City of Dusseldorf has a pilot project to sell recreational cannabis to adults slated to start this summer and other German cities are working on similar measures at the behest of their citizens. Germany is indeed central to the success of a legal, professional and workable European cannabis marketplace. Countries that will also have a significant impact on the future of the EU industry include: Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Albania, Spain, United Kingdom, Israel and the USA.
We invite you to ICBC Berlin on April 10-12th at the Maritim ProArte Hotel Berlin. Stop by our tabletop and note that for all attendees we will providing free phone calls to the USA, free wifi, and free electric plug-in for all those that forget their European adapters J Any comments or questions on this post are welcomed by contacting me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org , +1.888.206.3264 or via skype at philip.j.cenedella.
Thank you, Dank je, Gracias, and Danke schoene,