Aphria Completes Acquisition Of German Pharmaceutical & Medical Cannabis Distributor CC Pharma

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CANADA: Aphria Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of CC Pharma GmbH, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products, including medical cannabis, to more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The Company continues to strengthen its end-to-end cannabis operations and infrastructure in Germany. “As one of the most promising medical cannabis Read the full article…

Case Report: Daily CBD Administration Associated With Remission Of Schizophrenic Symptoms

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GERMANY: The adjunctive use of cannabidiol is associated with a remission in schizophrenic symptoms in a patient previously unresponsive to conventional treatment, according to a case report published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators from the University of Leipzig in Germany assessed the use of twice-daily dosing of 750mg of CBD in conjunction with clozapine Read the full article…

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

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GERMANY: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. Of these, the largest body of literature focuses Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Germany: Berlin Strikes Down Recreational Pot, Coffee Shops

"For us, the rejection of the plans was no surprise, and as such, it's also not a setback," said Georg Wurth, a spokesperson for a pro-marijuana group in Germany,

GERMANY: A German pharmaceutical authority struck down proposed plans Monday that would have allowed for the creation of “coffee shops” in Berlin similar to those in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where customers can recreationally buy different kinds of marijuana alongside a cup of coffee. Despite the setback, proponents of the law are still hopeful for the future of Read the full article…

German Opposition Leader Faces Cannabis Plant Investigation

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GERMANY: A German opposition party says one of its leaders’ immunity from prosecution has been lifted amid an investigation by prosecutors after he was filmed with a cannabis plant on his balcony. The Greens said Sunday that co-chairman Cem Ozdemir’s parliamentary immunity from prosecution was lifted last month. The Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported that Read the full article…

German Court Allows Patients To Grow Medical Marijuana

A word of advice to Oregonians who plan to grow marijuana in their backyards: Don't brag on Twitter or proudly post photos of your budding crop on Facebook.

GERMANY:  A German court ruled for the first time on Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may be cultivated at home by some patients Read the full article…

Cannabis Cafes Could Set Up Shop In Berlin

Legally buying a few grams of marijuana might soon become reality in Berlin. Kreuzberg district's new mayor, Monika Herrmann, has plans to open Germany's first cannabis coffee shop.

GERMANY: When Monika Herrmann took office as Berlin Kreuzberg’s mayor in August, she made cannibis legalization a priority. It’s a topic igniting controversy in the city’s capital, especially with German federal elections set for Sept. 22.

German City in Full Marijuana Bloom; Pro-Pot Activists Question City's Pot-Ban Rule

A group calling itself "A Few Autonomous Flower Children" claimed responsibility for the pot plants. They said in a letter they had sown several kilos of marijuana seeds -- belonging to a strain with low THC content -- to take a stand against "the demonization of cannabis."

GERMANY: The German university city of Göttingen is brimming with marijuana plants everywhere from parks to planter boxes, gardens and even the city police station!