01/05/2024  BEN STEVENS

Germany’s highly anticipated ‘Pillar 2’, which would seek to implement a Switzerland-style adult-use cannabis pilot project model, is now being worked on by the German government.

In news that will come as a relief to businesses, which were largely excluded from taking part in the nascent adult-use market with last month’s implementation of Pillar 1, the rollout of the next phase could be much simpler than previously anticipated.

This is for two key reasons. Firstly, Pillar 2 is now expected to be regulated under the current CanG law, meaning a separate law will not need to be passed to push it through.

Secondly, since Pillar 2 was first proposed, Switzerland’s own pilot project has expanded and matured significantly, providing Germany with a reliable and effective model to work from.

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