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Germany Medical Marijuana / Cannabis Application to Grow – German partner wanted – for Medizinische Ausrüstungen, Arzneimittel und Körperpflegeprodukte 2017/S 070-131987

If you a German organization interested in partnering with one of the world’s leading producers of pharmaceutical grade cannabis, please send a confidential email to phil@cenedella.de  for immediate consideration as a strategic and financial partner in the German BfArM application titled:

Medizinische Ausrüstungen, Arzneimittel und Körperpflegeprodukte

2017/S 070-131987

 


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BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS – “putting an end to the world war on Cannabis!”

April 20th NEWS ALERT:

The BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS, “putting an end to the world war on Cannabis” were ratified last week and are now available for your signature at http://www.berlinpeaceaccords.de

This is your chance to add your name to this historic document and tell the Presidents of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union as well as Chancellor Merkel of Germany that the world war on Cannabis needs to end in 2017.

Please sign petition at http://www.berlinpeaceaccords.com and share with others so inclined.
Thank you, Gracias und Dankeschoene!

BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS

We the people of the Year 2017 do…
Hereby declare that it is our inalienable basic human right to have the freedom to grow, medicate and enjoy the plant we call Cannabis, without any governmental limitations.
We demand our plant has no more regulations or limitations than a tomato plant.
It is our basic human right to have control of what we choose to put into our body.
It is our basic human right to have the ability to enjoy this plant without fear of incarceration or limitations on its commerce.
It is our basic human right to have multiple ways to enjoy, grow and medicate with our plant and we demand that no commercial organization be provided exclusive use or rights.
For 10,000 years humans on our planet have enjoyed the benefits provided by our plant. With my signature below I do hereby attest it is my wish that “we the people” have the right to consume our plant as we wish.
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Wir, die Menschheit des Jahres 2017…
Erklären hiermit unser unveräußerliches Menschenrecht auf Anbau, Medikation und Konsum der Pflanze mit dem Namen Cannabis ohne jegliche staatliche Einschränkung. Verlangen, dass unsere Pflanze keine anderen Auflagen und
Einschränkungen als eine Tomatenpflanze hat. Stellen unter unsere eigene Kontrolle, was wir unserem Körper zuführen. Bestehen auf unser Grundrecht, diese Pflanze zu benutzen ohne die Androhung von Freiheitsberaubung und ohne Nutzungsbeschränkungen.
Es ist unser Grundrecht, auf verschiedenste Arten Zugang zu Cannabis zu haben und keine kommerziellen Interessenverbände das Recht auf exklusive Nutzung oder Rechtsanspruch erhalten. Seit Urzeiten haben die Menschen die Segnungen unserer Pflanze genutzt.
Mit meiner Unterschrift lege ich hiermit Zeugnis ab über meinem Wunsch, dass „wir, die Menschen“ das Recht besitzen, unsere Pflanze nach unseren Wünschen zu benutzen.


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BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS – putting an end to the world war on Cannabis.

BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS

12 April 2017

Berlin, Germany

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On the closing day of the International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin, advocates from throughout the world ratified the BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS that call for an immediate end to the world war on cannabis.

On July 7, 2017 these Accords will be presented to President Donald Trump of the United States and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at their summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany. In advance of that date, advocates worldwide will be showing their support by simply “liking” it on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Berlin-PEACE-Accords-1899471536976478/

Citizens of the world who are in support of the BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS are urged to print these Accords off, sign them, place them at your home or office, and share them with others.

In addition, advocates will be re-posting these Accords on their respective facebook pages (and other social media) to have their members, customers, colleagues “like” the Accords as well.

If you are interested in becoming a “link on the chain” to peace or have any questions, please feel free to contact phil@cenedella.de for additional information or to support our efforts in anyway.

President Trump and Chancellor Merkel are interested to know if people in the year 2017 really feel this way.

Now is the time for you to show you do.

peace,

The Advocates of the

BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS

We the people of the Year 2017 do…

Hereby declare that it is our inalienable basic human right to have the freedom to grow, medicate and enjoy the plant we call Cannabis, without any governmental limitations.

We demand our plant has no more regulations or limitations than a tomato plant.
It is our basic human right to have control of what we choose to put into our body.

It is our basic human right to have the ability to enjoy this plant without fear of incarceration or limitations on its commerce.

It is our basic human right to have multiple ways to enjoy, grow and medicate with our plant and we demand that no commercial organization be provided exclusive use or rights.
For 10,000 years humans on our planet have enjoyed the benefits provided by our plant. With my signature below I do hereby attest it is my wish that “we the people” have the right to consume our plant as we wish.

LIKE THIS PAGE @
https://www.facebook.com/Berlin-PEACE-Accords-1899471536976478/

Thank you, Gracias und Dankeschoene,
phil


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A bipartisan Congressional Delegation that includes New York Congressman Brian Higgins and California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher have scheduled a trip to Europe next week to study their various legal cannabis policies and regulatory systems, reports Marijuana Politics. – ICBC BERLIN

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2017/04/03/u-s-congressmen-headed-to-europe-to-discuss-legal-pot-industry/

The pressure to legalize marijuana worldwide has become so much so that U.S. lawmakers are taking a pot-filled field trip to Europe.

A bipartisan Congressional Delegation that includes New York Congressman Brian Higgins and California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher have scheduled a trip to Europe next week to study their various legal cannabis policies and regulatory systems, reports Marijuana Politics.

The delegation’s multi-country tour will be highlighted by a stop in Germany, where medical marijuana was legalized earlier this year. The congressmen are scheduled to speak at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin.

The international cannabis business community is bracing for the onset of import/export and cross-border deals allowing countries with favorable federal legal standing to get a jump on countries such as the U.S., whose federal laws currently impede many such deals, along with medical research, which is the basis of many products and intellectual property.

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a candid medical marijuana user who has long fought for legal cannabis reform in California, is scheduled to deliver the event’s keynote speech on April 12.

“This is an exciting time for drug policy reform,” Rohrabacher told Marijuana Politics. “I haven’t witnessed this scale of reform in the world since I worked with Ronald Reagan in 1987, when he uttered those famous words: ‘Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall.’ Now, almost 30 years later, the Berlin Wall of medical marijuana prohibition is crumbling.”


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BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS – “putting a just end to the world war on Cannabis!”

Philip J. Cenedella IV
http://www.Cenedella.de
27 March 2017
Berlin, Germany

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  phil@cenedella.de , +1.888.206.3264 or via skype at  philip.j.cenedella.

 

Thank you, Dank je, Gracias, and Danke schoene,

  • Phil


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BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS “ein Ende des Weltkriegs gegen Cannabis”

Von: Philip J. Cenedella IV

http://www.Cenedella.de

31. März 2017 Berlin, Deutschland

BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS “ein Ende des Weltkriegs gegen Cannabis” (Das Berliner Friedensabkommen wird auf der ICBC-Berlin-Konferenz am 12. April 2017 unterzeichnet)

Am 10.-12. April 2017 werden Hunderte von internationalen Führungskräften in der Cannabis-Industrie in Berlin zusammenarbeiten. Viele nennen sie die bedeutendste und historischste Cannabis- Konferenz in Europa: die Internationale Cannabis-Business-Konferenz kurz ICBC, http://www.internationalcbc.com

Die BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS, die dem Weltkrieg gegen Cannabis ein Ende setzen möchten, werden offiziell den Medien und allen Teilnehmer*innen auf einer Pressekonferenz, die am 12. April stattfinden wird, vorgestellt. Im Vorfeld vom Treffen zwischen Präsident Trump und Bundeskanzlerin Merkel in Hamburg, Deutschland im Juli 2017, haben Cannabis-Befürworter*innen ein Dokument erstellt, dass die nationalen Führer*innen und alle Regierungen weltweit adressiert, um ihre Bemühungen sofort zu koordinieren und die Kampagne der Intoleranz und der Inhaftierung zu beenden. Quantum 9, Cenedella.de und viele andere unterzeichnen die BERLIN PEACE ACCORDS und präsentieren sie direkt an Senator Rohrabacher vom U.S. Kongress zum Handeln.

Wir laden Fachleute der Industrie ein, mit uns in Kontakt zu treten, auch wenn Sie nicht persönlich teilnehmen können.

Was geschieht heute in Deutschland und wie wird es Sie und Ihr Unternehmen beeinflussen?

Gute Fragen, mit vielfältigen Antworten, aber es kommt wirklich darauf an, dass Deutschland nun mit dem 9. März ein umfangreiches medizinisches Marihuana-Verteilungsprogramm umgesetzt hat: das neue Gesetz “Cannabis als Medizin” Dies ist ein historischer Moment in unserer Bewegung für die Regulierung, die Legalisierung, die soziale Akzeptanz unserer Pflanze. Wir loben all die Verfechter*innen an den Frontlinien dieses jahrzehntelangen Kampfes, insbesondere Herrn George Wurth von der Hanf-Vereinigung, der auch als Referent an der ICBC Berlin beteiligt sein wird.

Die ICBC-Berlin-Veranstaltung hätte nicht besser lokalisiert noch terminiert werden können. Wir bedanken uns bei Alex Rogers und sein unglaublich professionelles Team für die Voraussicht, um dieses Event zu initiieren und wir laden alle in der Branche herzlich ein, uns vom 10. bis 12. April in Berlin zu besuchen! Mit mehr als doppelt soviel Einwohner*innen wie Kalifornien, aber in der Hälfte des Raumes, ist Deutschland der Schlüssel zur Bildung einer legalen, zuverlässigen und professionellen Cannabis-Industrie innerhalb der gesamten Europäischen Union. Das Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM) in Bonn ist eine Regierungsorganisation und ihr zentraler Ansprechpartner zur Thematik Cannabis. Derzeit importiert die Bundesregierung alle Medikamente für Patient*innen ausschließlich aus Kanada und den Niederlanden. Das erklärte Ziel ist eine robuste und pharmazeutische Anbau- Industrie innerhalb der eigenen Grenzen bis 2019 zu entwickeln.

Apotheken in Deutschland werden vom Staatlichen Amt für Gesundheit und Soziales betreut und sind der einzige Verteilungspunkt für vorab genehmigte medizinische Marihuana-Produkte. Die Apotheken-Situation ist wirklich ganz anders als in Amerika, mit medizinisch ausgebildeten Mitarbeiter*innen an Tausenden von Standorten. Jetzt gilt es zu lernen, wie man dieses neue Gesetz umsetzen und ihre Patient*innen effektiv bedienen soll. Es gibt zahlreiche Möglichkeiten für Unternehmen, Berater*innen und Organisationen zu helfen, die Leere, die aktuell geschätzte Notwendigkeit von über 500.000 Pfund des benötigten medizinischen Marihuanas pro Jahr zu füllen.

Die medizinische und therapeutische Verwendung von Cannabis ist äußerst wichtig, aber die Aufforderungen zur Freizeitgestaltung stehen auch für viele an der Spitze der Agenda. In den vergangenen Jahren haben ein paar deutsche Städte den Prozess der Gründung eines deutschen Marktes begonnen, und obwohl Berlin in seinen bisherigen Bemühungen gehindert wurde, können sich die bevorstehenden nationalen Wahlen positiv auf diese Bemühungen auswirken. Die Stadt Düsseldorf beispielsweise, hat ein Pilotprojekt, um Freizeit-Cannabis an Erwachsene zu verkaufen und andere deutsche Städte arbeiten an ähnlichen Maßnahmen auf Zuspruch ihrer Bürger*innen.

Deutschland ist in der Tat zentral für den Erfolg eines legalen, professionellen und praktikablen europäischen Cannabismarktes. Länder, die auch einen bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Zukunft der EU-Industrie haben, sind: Kanada, Niederlande, Schweiz, Albanien, Spanien, Großbritannien, Israel und die USA.

Wir laden Sie zur ICBC Berlin am 10.-12. April im Maritim ProArte Hotel Berlin ein. Stoppen Sie an unserem Stand und beachten Sie, dass wir für alle Teilnehmer*innen kostenlose Telefonate in die USA, kostenloses WiFi und kostenloses Plug-in, für alle, die ihre europäischen Adapter vergessen haben, zur Verfügung stellen. 🙂 Alle Kommentare oder Fragen zu diesem Beitrag werden begrüßt, indem Sie mich kontaktieren direkt unter phil@cenedella.de, +1.888.206.3264 oder über skype unter philip.j.cenedella. Danke, Dank je, Gracias und Dankeschön, – Phil


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Foreign Corrupts Practices Act (FCPA) – by Simone Cimiluca Radzins

https://www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/2017/03/building-global-cannabis-brand-heres-one-law-need-know/

Many US brands are already working in the international cannabis market, through licensing out their product/service to other countries. But beyond the glory of carrying an international brand, there are certain risks of taking your cannabis brand global.Barriers to entry are tough in a foreign market, and making personal connections with foreign officials is key to integrating a brand into a new market. However, what did it take to get the brand into that country? Did it take a few meals or gifts to someone from the government? If so, there could be a violation of the Foreign Corrupts Practices Act.

What is the Foreign Corrupts Practices Act (FCPA)?

Congress enacted the FCPA in 1977 after revelations of widespread global corruption and discovering that more than 400 U.S. companies had paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to foreign government officials to secure business overseas. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and SEC started heavily pursuing companies (Walmart, Seimans, etc) in 2012.

The FCPA is known primarily for two of its main provisions, one that concerns bribery of foreign officials and the other that addresses accounting transparency requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

As mentioned above, there are two main provisions in the FCPA, which include:

  • Bribery of Foreign Officials: It is illegal for companies and individuals to influence a foreign official (or third parties/intermediaries to foreign officials) with any personal payments or rewards. This includes not only cash payments; it also may include travel and entertainment expenses or expensive gifts.
  • Accounting Transparency: The FCPA requires companies whose securities are listed in the United States to meet its accounting provisions.The accounting provisions also prohibit individuals and businesses from knowingly falsifying books and records or knowingly failing to implement internal controls.

How do you define what type of payments would be in violation of the FCPA? According to the FCPA, “payments intended to induce or influence a foreign official to use his or her position in order to assist … in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.”  Obtaining or retaining business can be defined as winning a contract, influencing the procurement process, avoiding contract termination, and more.

What you can do to ensure compliance with the FCPA

Companies engaging in business in emerging markets face a uniquely increased level of corruption and regulatory risk, but like everything – there are solutions. Here are three things that your company can do to mitigate FCPA risk.

1. Training: Implement a basic training program at your company. This training program should include all forms of compliance (code of conduct, sexual harassment, etc) and a separate FCPA training program.  Ensure that the accounting department, sales team, executive management, and the board of directors are trained.

2. Contracts: Include a FCPA clause in all contracts for customers and vendors.

3.  Monitoring: Continually monitor all controls that are in place to mitigate FCPA. This includes review of contracts and training requirements. An internal audit of transactions is also recommended depending on the size of operations.

FCPA does not mean zero contact with foreign officials. Under the FCPA, individuals still are able to engage and have an open dialogue with government officials. Gifts of “reasonable” value are allowed, if allowed by local law. However, there needs to be a clear internal structure to ensure full compliance with the law.

If you’re in cannabis, you’re in compliance. Global compliance is another game, make sure you’re prepared!