June 28, 2023 by PETER, Business of Cannabis Europe
THE wind has been taken out of the sails of European cannabis recently with Germany opting to curtail its ambitions of a fully-fledged domestic, adult-use market.
Following a January 18 meeting between the European Commission Director-General for Migration and Home Affairs Monique Pariat and its chief negotiator, Health Minister Thomas Steffen, Germany changed its plans.
At the time many commentators assumed that Germany had been given a dressing down and concluded the EC was maintaining a hard-line on cannabis.
Very little has emerged from the German side on the exact nature of the January meeting with Ms Pariat, or an earlier one on November 14, last year.