Good News: German Court Allows Private Cannabis Cultivation For Therapeutic Use

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Good News: German Court Allows Private Cannabis Cultivation For Therapeutic Use

In a surprising move, the Cologne Administrative Court just granted three patients the right to cultivate their own cannabis.

Just two short weeks ago, five German patients submitted applications for private cannabis cultivations. Now the verdict is in: The court gives green light in individual cases. Three patients might seem like a small victory, but this is a far reaching verdict. It sets a precedence case on which similar future applications are based on. Further, this verdict forces the German State Institute for Medicine (BfArM) to reassess their stance on the private cannabis cultivation for medicinal purposes.

In the verdict, it was made clear that each application undergoes an in-depth assessment to guarantee that all requirements are met. One particularly important criteria is the safety of the grow. The patient needs to be able to assure safe and secure growing conditions, which was one of the main reasons the BfArM opposed private cultivations. In a press release, the Cologne Administrative Court announces

„In three cases the requirements are being met. This means in particular that third party access to plants and products can be acceptably eliminated with indoor cultivation. The detailed modalities can be determined by individual requirements.”

That’s a big leap forward for Germany!