The cannabis seed and cutting expert opinion

On 16 pages, the report explains the legal requirements for commercial trade in cannabis seeds and cannabis cuttings, which is now possible in Germany due to the new legal status with the Consumer Cannabis Act. The international definitions of cannabis are presented and a comprehensive interpretation of the implementation in the KCanG is provided.

Table of Contents

I. Research question

II. summary and result

III. legal starting position

  1. international regulations
  2. EU law
  3. legal situation under the old BtMG
  4. new legal situation under the KCanG
  5. Concept of handling

IV. Classification

  1. Interpretation of the term „cannabis“
  2. Restrictive regulations for cultivation associations
  3. Product Safety Act and labeling
  4. information obligations
  5. advertising ban
  6. Dispensing quantities
  7. supply to minors

V. Final note

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About the author

Kai has been a business and corporate lawyer in Germany for 17 years gaining wide range of experiences in the process. He is very familiar with the interconnectivity between national and European regulations, especially in regard to consumer protection, product safety and emerging new cannabis products.

He has engaged in advocacy relating to cannabis beginning in early stages of his studies at Philipps University Marburg when the German Supreme Court ruled that small amounts of cannabis should not be criminalized. After medical cannabis was legalized, Kai started a legal blog ( on all the relevant new developments in the emerging cannabis market and became a legal expert especially for CBD products.

The Law firm KFN+

Kai and his Law firm KFN+ consult major CBD and medical cannabis companies and is legal advisor to the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), which is working on a Novel Food joint application for different CBD products.


The cannabis seed and cutting expert opinion

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