Germany’s ban on CBD flowers to be challenged in ground-breaking court case

After failing to persuade the Government to permit the sale of CBD flowers, German company Hanf Farm is turning to the courts. Within the next two months the appellant’s cannabis lawyer Kai-Friedrich Niermann is expected to secure a preliminary guidance on whether this litigation will succeed.

The case has been initiated by Rafael Dulon, Hanf Farm’s Managing Director, and stems from its quest to import CBD flowers from Belgian company Buddy Belgium to sell in Germany. Speaking to BusinessCann Mr Niermann, said: “CBD flowers are becoming increasingly popular in Germany but there are no legal rules, it’s a sort of regulatory black hole. One in which no-one knows the way out of.

“The authorities are confused about the status of CBD flowers and many prosecutors I talk to say they have no idea how to deal with this. “Law enforcement is becoming increasingly intense and as a result more and more start-ups are being criminalised. There needs to be a solution.”


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