HEMP flower for sale in Germany
HEMP flower for sale in Germany
“Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices” ( BfArM ), the body responsible for declaring
the legal status of products in Germany, whether or not CBD-Oils is legal in Germany and if
CBD products can be sold freely in Germany.
According to C. Badde of CBDkaufen.com, “our goal is to demystify the complex legal issues
surrounding the distribution of cannabidiol products and make sure business owners and
consumers are operating within the legal safety net.”
In response to CBDkaufen.com’s request, BfArM released its statement on the legal status of
CBD in Germany:
“With the Act on the Amendment of Narcotic Law and Other Regulations, which came into effect
on 10.03.2017, the legislator changed the position of cannabis in Annexes I to III to section 1
Paragraph 1 of the Narcotic Law (BtMG) in Germany. Since then, the Narcotics Act has
distinguished between cannabis in Annex III (use for medical purposes) and cannabis in Annex I
(use for non-medical purposes). Annex I also provides for exemptions for hemp (see letters b
and d under the heading cannabis).
According to letter b under the position Cannabis in Annex I to § 1 paragraph 1 BtMG, plants
and plant parts of plants belonging to the genus Cannabis are excluded from the narcotic
regulations if they originate from cultivation in countries of the European Union with certified
seeds ( industrial hemp) or their content of THC does not exceed 0.2 % and the trade with them
(except cultivation) serves exclusively commercial or scientific purposes which exclude a
possibility for abuse for intoxication purposes.
This derogation shall also apply to preparations of the plants or parts of plants if they comply
with the above conditions.
Since the free trade is restricted to commercial or scientific purposes, unprocessed or
processed (e.g. only dried and crushed) parts of plants may not be sold to the end consumer.
This does not apply to preparations with processed industrial hemp of the above-mentioned
varieties, even if they still contain small THC residues from the plant parts. However, the condition for sale to the end consumer is that abuse for intoxication purposes can be ruled out.
The limit values of the BfR can be invoked here if oral ingestion of the product is intended.
The cannabis extracts requested by CBDKaufen.com (CBD Oil, CBD-Isolate and other
Cannabidiol Extracts) may – from a narcotics law point of view – only be sold to the end
consumer if the extracts were obtained exclusively from industrial hemp (< 0.2 % THC or EU
variety) and the end products comply with the above-mentioned THC guideline values of the
The above-mentioned exemption only applies to products without a medical purpose. Products
made of cannabis or hemp which are intended for medical purposes are only marketable and
may be prescribed from the point of view of the German Narcotics Law if the requirements of
Annex III to § 1 Para. 1 BtMG is fulfilled (“only from cultivation which is carried out for medical
purposes under state control in accordance with Articles 23 and 28 Paragraph 1 of the 1961
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs”).
According to this statement, it is perfectly legal for businesses in Germany to produce and sell
Cannabidiol products to whomever who wants to buy CBD, as long as it fits the above-
mentioned criteria of less than 0.2% THC / 0.005%THC for intake and if the product was made
from European sourced Industrial Hemp. The original statement of the BfArM regarding the
legality of CBD in Germany can be found here.
Germany just passed one of the world’s most progressive medical marijuana plans. The new
law will put weed in more pharmacies and require public insurers to cover the costs of cannabis
products, as they do other pharmaceutical prescriptions, when cannabis is prescribed for
Germany will also start growing its own weed. This will replace the old medical marijuana law,
which granted permits for people to grow their own. So recreational growers will not have any
excuses for ‘exotic houseplants.’
The drug dealers of Berlin’s infamous open-air marijuana market in Görlitzer Park that spoke
to Highsnobiety were surprisingly supportive. “Obviously its not going to be so good for
business, but it’s the right thing to do if it can help people,” said Jan*, 24. Like many of the
dealers lining in the parks of Berlin, he is an African immigrant, this time from Lagos.
While Germany is standardizing its medical marijuana supply chain, authorities in the capital
turn a blind eye to illicit dealers selling dime bags in public spaces. But although it will soon be
easier to get free weed from the local pharmacy, most dealers we spoke to were not threatened
by the competition.
“We also get people who buy weed from us to treat pain,” said Menis*, 27, a Gambian dealer.
“Some don’t come anymore, but a lot of them still do. You don’t get exactly the same experience
from the pharmacy products as you do with the marijuana we sell. They spray it with something
different. I didn’t like it as much.”
Currently pharmacy prices for medical marijuana fluctuate from 12 to 20 euro per gram,
compared to the roughly 10-euro price in the park.