Until now, the triangle of cities between Nuremberg, Fürth, and Erlangen in the German Franconia region, better known as Knoblauchsland, or garlic region, has been best known for their asparagus, cucumbers, and strawberry varieties. But, instead of their staple vegetables, cannabis could soon also be harvested in the region. The potential of which is enormous, according to experts.
"In Franconia in particular, we have large capacities for regionally grown cannabis in the Knoblauchsland," says Kristine Lütke, drug policy spokeswoman for the FDP. The member of the Bundestag from Lauf is one of the central figures in the legalization process and is one of the top negotiators in Berlin. "We shouldn't let this potential go unused."
To strengthen the case for cannabis cultivation in the region, most farmers in the garlic region are not initially opposed to the idea, although they do still see hurdles along the way. Cultivation conditions, security personnel, and sales channels are all things that buzz through the mind of Nuremberg vegetable farmer Peter Höfler when it comes to cannabis legalization. "But if you do the math, why not?"
If everything goes smoothly, the German traffic light coalition wants to legalize cannabis before the end of this legislative period, allowing every German citizen to have up to 30 grams. In summary, a green revolution that could also roll over farmers in the garlic region.
Source (in German): www.nordbayern.de