Keynote speech at the German Patient Roundtable on 03/08/2018, Maritim Hotel Pro Arte, Berlin
Many thanks for the brief introduction Phil and of course thanks for having me here today. I am Kai-Friedrich Niermann, lawyer in Paderborn and I have first met Phil here in Berlin at the Cannabis Normal conference of the German (Hemp) Cannabis association in November. Phil had introduced himself as a patient lawyer from California now living in Germany. California has a much longer history in legalization of medical Cannabis. In November 2017 the legalization of Cannabis in Germany was then just six months „old“. Prior to this there were only very limited exceptional permissions for application.