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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.


12 April 2017

Berlin, Germany


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.


The Advocates of the


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.


Thank you, Gracias und Dankeschoene,

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

Philip J. Cenedella IV
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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CBD Oil – concentrated form of cannabidiol.

CBD Oil – What is it?

CBD Oil – What is it?

CBD Oil can be defined as a product with the concentrated form of cannabidiol. In the dietary world, it is popularly known as a supplement and a good source of nutrients. The product comes in various forms, including liquid oil, thick paste, sublingual sprays/drops, topical salves, candy/gum and vapor for e-cigarettes. There are a huge range of CBD oil benefits.

The oil is derived from Cannabidiol which is an active compound in cannabis. The compound is a major phytocannabinoid, forming 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is quite different from another major compound of the same plant known as THC. It is non-psychoactive and offers a myriad of medical benefits. It is legal and safe for both young & adult persons.

CBD Oil has numerous therapeutic properties

According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the oil can heal or ease a number of health conditions. It can fight inflammation, remove free radicals as an anti-oxidant and reduce nausea & prevent vomiting as an antiemetic product. It can also help with depression and psychotic conditions.

CDB Oil is a natural pain killer
Several studies show that the oil activates areas of brain that control synaptic transmission in painful parts of the body. It acts as a neuromodulator for many physiological processes, including pain sensation. According to rheumatologists, the oil can be used to reduce pain caused by arthritis. Its strong analgesic properties can make it a good option for many pain killers that cause adverse side effects.

CBD Oil is a natural neuroprotective agent
Many researches show that the oil acts a neuroprotective agent that can effectively prevent neurodegradation and reduce oxidative stress. It can also prevent a number of oxidation-associated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gastric ulcer & Crohn’s disease. In addition, it can help with CNS disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Other researches confirm that the oil inhibits the production of glutamate and attenuates its toxicity. This means that it can protect brain cells and reduce the risk of ischemic.

CBD Oil is a great skin product
First, it inhibits the production of sebum and therefore can be used to keep acne in check. Second, it controls the formation of sebocytes which are types of sebaceous cells that secrete sebum. Third, it has antiproliferative effects which means that it can be used to control the spread of skin cancer and other types of malignant.

CBD Oil dosing
The dosage varies with the brand, cannabidiol concentration and disease to be treated. Some brands recommend too much serving while others recommend small doses. When it comes to concentration, oils with a high amount of the compound are available in small doses and vice versa. Concerning the disease to be treated, the dosage can be as small as 2.5 mg for up to 25 days for chronic pain or as high as 1,280 mg for up to 5 months for schizophrenia.

How to use CBD Oil
There are a number of ways that the oil is administered, with orally being the most common way. Other methods include taking it through the skin and via inhalers and vaporizers.

Side effects of CBD Oil
This cannabis product does not cause any major side effects. Some people may get minor digestive problems when using it while others may experience a dry sensation in the mouth. Other side effects include: susceptibility to bacterial infections and mild blood clotting problems.


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Cannabidiol is an ingredient of the hemp plant.

According to section 1 subsection 1 BtMG (Narcotics Act) narcotics are defined as all substances and preparations which are listed in Annexes I to III of the BtMG. Substances that are not listed in the Annexes are, as a result, not subject to the provisions of the BtMG.

Cannabidiol is not explicitly listed in the Narcotics Act (BtMG).

In contrast to the provisions of the AMG (Medicinal Products Act) on the prescription requirement, there is no catch-all definition which automatically includes new agents in the BtMG.

Thus, it is a fact that cannabidiol is not considered a narcotic so far. As a result, the provisions of the BtMG are not applicable.

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Legal framework for the distribution of cannabidiol in Germany

Published on August 23, 2016 by http://www.alternative-drogenpolitik.de/2016/08/23/rechtliche-rahmenbedingungen-fuer-den-vertrieb-von-cannabidiol-in-deutschland/ 

The deputy Dr. Harald terpene (Alliance 90 / The Greens) has asked a question on the legal status of cannabidiol in the German Bundestag. Question Rationale: CBD should be available on prescription . Here the question and the answer of the Federal Government.

Source: German Bundestag Printed Matter 18/8659 ; 18th legislature 03/06/2016; Written questions with the commitments of 30 May 2016 the week answers the federal government

47th MP Dr. Harald terpene (Alliance 90 / The Greens)

Under what legal conditions and taking into account the recommendation of the Committee of Experts on medical prescription in accordance with § 53 paragraph 2 of the Medicines Act (AMG) of 19 January 2016 that cannabidiol prescription in accordance with § 48 AMG is to be assumed, must cannabidiol (CBD), for example in the forms 10-percent CBDExtrakt the manufacture of cosmetics, 1-percent CBD portion in hemp seed oil (as a body oil), CBD as a natural part of Nutzhanfblütentee and other Nutzhanfprodukten that are intended to be eaten, hemp seed oil (or other foods) with added 0.5 -prozentigem CBD and loose Nutzhanfblüten with 1.5-percent CBD portion are currently sold in Germany, and which limits be adopted for CBD compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in foods and cosmetics?

Answer by Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Maria Flachsbarth from June 2, 2016

On the subject of food:

For hemp foods containing cannabidiol, there are no specific provisions applicable to foodstuffs. The general rules, in particular Regulation (EC) no. 178/2002 (so-called. Basic Regulation in Food Law) and the Food and Feed Code.Thereafter, it is especially forbidden foods that are not safe to manufacture or place on the market. Food business operators must ensure conformity of the marketed by them with the relevant legislation in the context of their duty of care.The enforcement of food law is for the competent authorities of the countries in Germany.

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has announced that exist for CBD in hemp foods other than for tetrahydrocannabinol no health-based guideline (Health-based Guidance Values, HBGV). In this respect there is no basis for the establishment of limit values for CBD in hemp foods. Products containing CBD containing extracts from the hemp plant, are – provided they have no pharmacological effect – classified as a novel food in the EU. Novel foods should be placed on the market if they are to health evaluation and approval.

On the subject of cosmetic products:

Cosmetic products are regulated at the level of the European Union to Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009. There are no material specific rules in the Regulation to CBD. Considerations to the European Commission is not aware of the federal government. The regulation defines cosmetic products as substances or mixtures, which are intended, with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or to come into contact with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, and namely to perfume to view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, changing their appearance, to protect them, to keep them in good condition or correcting body odors.
For classification as a cosmetic product is in each individual case on the basis of a concrete product to examine whether the vast cosmetic purpose is given.

Under the Regulation, available on the market cosmetic products under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use for human health must be safe. Before the initial deployment of a cosmetic product on the market a safety assessment is carried out. The so-called responsible person (usually the manufacturer or importer) must make available to the relevant documents for official controls. In the safety review all the ingredients of a cosmetic product shall be considered.

On the subject of drugs:

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on medical prescription in accordance with § 53 of the Medicines Act only concern aspects of the prescription of drugs.

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How (and How Not) to Treat Your Pet with Cannabis Veterinarian – by Dr. Robert J. Silver


How (and How Not) to Treat Your Pet with Cannabis

Veterinarian Dr. Robert J. Silver explains.

As medical cannabis is legalized in more states, exploration of treatments for animalsis increasing. Pets, we’ve learned, can benefit greatly from veterinarian-certified cannabinoid formulations. There are CBD products on the market now that can ease joint pain and prevent itching.

But cannabis is not great for animals across the board. In the wrong formulations it can harm or even kill them.

Dr. Robert J. Silver, DVM, MS, has been practicing veterinary medicine for over three decades. As director of the Animal Health Division of Folium Biosciences, he helps provide Entourage Nutritional Distributors with a number of unique and patented industrial hemp extracts designed to help pets in need. And because he wants pet owners to be as knowledgeable as possible, he gives all Entourage Nutritional customers using any of the startup’s patented hemp derivatives a free copy of his book, Medical Marijuana and Your Pet.

MERRY JANE recently spoke with Dr. Silver about how cannabis should and should not be used with pets and what the future of medication holds for our animal companions.

What effect does THC have on animals?
Dr. Robert J. Silver:
Studies in the 1970s found that dogs have a very high density of THC receptors in their hindbrain. This makes THC especially a problem for dogs. Other pets don’t have as severe a reaction to THC as dogs, but they don’t like that psychotropic feeling that THC gives them. As a veterinarian and herbalist for the past 32 years, and practicing in Colorado for that whole time, I’ve seen a number of dogs who have had overdoses of THC. I have found, however, that legal, industrial hemp with sub-psychotropic levels of THC, works great in all animals. Hemp is legal in all 50 states, and our companion animals—dogs, cats, horses, birds, and pocket pets—do well when given hemp with high phytocannabinoid profile, minus the psychoactive THC fraction.

What are some of the worst things that could happen if pets are given THC?
There have been several deaths in dogs involving THC consumption. These are dogs that may have accidently grabbed their owner’s edibles, or perhaps a well-meaning owner didn’t know how to dose them. In each case the dog had ingested a large amount of edibles with high potency THC, and a lot of chocolate and raisins. Both chocolate and raisins are toxic to dogs, and when you combine that with the blood-pressure-lowering effects of THC, and its effect on the heart rate, you can get into trouble, if you are a dog.

Which formulations are actually useful for animals?
Folium has a patented process to turn the typical oil-soluble hemp extract into a water-soluble powder or water soluble liquid, also providing zero THC and a rich complement of phytocannabinoids and terpenes. The product formulation possibilities with these unique and proprietary extracts has me excited to get to work formulating some very unique animal products.

What makes Folium’s plants special and better for animals?
We don’t allow residual solvents, and we don’t use pesticides on our plants. We grow them and we understand that to supply the biggest brands in the world you have to have the highest quality control measures technologically possible. We test multiple times and use third-party analysis for every single batch and every single extract we make and distribute. We spend a lot of money, time, and effort to ensure that we distribute only the highest-quality products.

What’s the most exciting development you’re seeing with animals and cannabis?
Lives change from the use of cannabinoids. We’re only now learning about the cannabinoid receptors in the body and how they are connected to a system that helps to protect and repair the body and support important healthy functions. The Endocannabinoid System was only just discovered in the mid 1990s. It’s so new, it’s not even in the textbooks.

I love helping people and animals. When I hear from a pet parent how hemp has helped their ailing pet, I love to know that in some small way I have helped improved that critter’s quality of life. The plant helps pets with pain, anxiety, arthritis, and even cancer.

My veterinary colleagues tell me how the use of a small amount of our products has helped their patient improve from a difficult problem, when many of their other therapies have failed. I spend a lot of time educating veterinarians about the potential clinical value of cannabinoid therapies for their patients. Most veterinarians I speak with are excited about the potential of this amazing emerging therapy for pets.

Written on October 06, 2016 by

Justin O’Connell

Justin is a California-based writer who covers music, cannabis, craft beer, Baja California, science and technology. His writing has appeared in VICE and the San Diego Reader.