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Dentons Germany’s Peter Homberg outlines the key requirements that companies need to fulfil in order to import medical cannabis into Germany and how attitudes and legislation on the topic are shifting across Europe. In order to import medicinal cannabis from another country to Germany, like many other countries, the essential factor is that such medicinal cannabis has to be cultivated in a country compliant with Art. 23 and 28 para. 1 of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs…
Peter Homberg of Dentons Germany examines the regulatory status quo around the free sale of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) across Europe. Although deregulation efforts are underway, Homberg argues that the trade in these products is not as free and unregulated as it may initially seem. CBD products that are marketed in Gemany as pharmaceutical products must comply with the strict provisions of the Medicinal Products Act of Germany (Arzneimittelgesetz), as a CBD pharmaceutical product is categorized as a prescription…