All eyes on Germany for legalisation – but is that really the right place to be looking?

Germany enforced mainland Europe’s first adult-use cannabis regulation on 1st April, but long before that the country had captured the attention of the international cannabis sector.

Sure, there were delays and frustrated expectations over a wider legalisation based on a market model and in open defiance of European and international narcotics laws, which, in the end, Germany failed to deliver. But despite all that, the current two-pillar-based regulation scheme still made the global industry turn towards Berlin with some renewed optimism.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector.