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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 (canna-biz.legal) on all the relevant new developments in the emerging cannabis market and became a legal expert especially for CBD products. He regularly speaks at international cannabis conferences on topics of the German and European legal framework. Lastly he spoke at the ICBC 2020 Virtual global Symposium, at Re:publica 2019 and EuroAMCBC in Prague on the legal framework for a future recreational cannabis market in Germany, at the First Asian Hemp Summit in Hong Kong and at the Cannabis Law Institute in New York. He has published articles on the Prohibition Partners platform and was cited by the Cannabis Law Report as well as the Canadian Globe and Mail. 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.

Born in Löhne/Westf. In 1972, studied law at the Universities of Marburg, Adelaide (Australia), Cologne, legal expert at the press center of the German Federal Diet, worked for the Berlin District Court, for the Director of Public Prosecution in Berlin, for the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Hong Kong Consulate General.
Memberships: German Bar Association (DAV), International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA, Member of Advisory Board), European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), German Hemp Association (DHV), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

 

Lectures:

2018

  • MJBizConINT'L | International Cannabis Industry Conference, Toronto
  • Cannabis Law Institute (National Cannabis Bar Association), Washington

 

2019

  • International Cannabis Business Conference, Berlin
  • CNBS, Dortmund
  • Re:publica, Digital Hemp, Berlin
  • First Asian Hemp Summit, Hong Kong
  • Cannabis Law Institute, New York Law School
  • Cannafest, Prague

 

2020

  • ICBC Global Virtual Symposium
  • EIHA Hemp Conference
  • Cannabis Law Institute (by INCBA),  International Day, Track Chair
  • Prohibition Partner Live - It's not the EU, it's me!

 

Publications