Germany expected to eliminate hemp ‘intoxication clause’ from cannabis law

An announced withdrawal of a law clause stating that the commercial use of industrial hemp must exclude “the abuse of intoxication” could have a significant impact on the German cannabis industry if approved.

The country’s federal minister of food and agriculture, Cem Özdemir, recently said there would be changes in the country’s hemp law aimed at dropping the “intoxication purpose clause”, which has so far been a source of trouble for several businesses in the hemp sector.

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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.

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