The Minister of Medical Care of the Netherlands knowledgeable the Dutch parliament that exports of medical cannabis flower to Germany will enhance this yr.
Within the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister defined that the request for a rise got here from his German counterpart, who requested for a hike within the annual quantity of medical cannabis flower shipped from the Netherlands to Germany from the present 1,500 kilograms (roughly 3,300 kilos) to 2,500 (about 5,500 kilos).
The request stemmed from a rise within the variety of medical cannabis customers in Germany and the truth that the nation’s home manufacturing gained’t be accessible till early 2021.
The Dutch minister talked about within the letter to the parliament that the Netherlands’ present manufacturing capability can fulfill the German request.
As of now, solely Bedrocan grows medical cannabis flower for business functions within the Netherlands, whose exports are carried out by the federal government Workplace of Medical Hashish.
The Netherlands now plans to export a complete of two,500 kilograms to Germany in 2019 and 2020. To try this this yr, the plan is to ship 1,500 kilograms by August and the remaining 1,000 earlier than the top of December.
This isn’t the primary time the agreed-upon provide portions between the 2 nations have been elevated. In August 2018, they had been elevated from 700 to 1,500 kilograms.
At the moment, the one two nations exporting medical cannabis flower to Germany for pharmacy meting out are the Netherlands and Canada.
In 2017, Germany imported 1,200 kilograms, then in 2018 greater than doubled that quantity to roughly 3,000 kilograms, with about half of it coming from the Netherlands and the opposite half from Canada.
Nearly 2,500 kilograms had been already imported throughout the first half of 2019.