It’s hard to think of Germany’s newly presented recreational cannabis plan as anything but a climb-down – particularly if you are not currently a potential non-medical user of cannabis in the country. 

What many saw as the largest potential recreational market in the world will now be strictly non-profit for at least five years. Good news potentially if you’re a German consumer sick of black-market dealings, but poor fare for those on the business end. 

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Freddie Dawson

Managing editor, news
Freddie studied at King’s College, London and City University and worked for publications including The Times, The Malay Mail, PathfinderBuzz and Solar Summary before joining the ECigIntelligence team. He has extensive experience in covering fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and technological innovation.