Cannabis News of Note for the Week:
Politico Pro Cannabis: Legalization Bill Moves Forward in Germany (paywalled newsletter from 10/20, full text below)
Cannabis Reports of Note for the Week:
Cannabis Wire: Security trade group updates its cannabis guide (paywalled newsletter from 10/20, full text below)
Politico Pro Cannabis: LEGALIZATION BILL MOVES FORWARD IN GERMANY
Germany’s federal parliament advanced a cannabis legalization bill Wednesday, bringing legal weed one step closer to reality in Europe’s largest economy.
But the government’s initial plan was swatted down by the European Parliament, leading policymakers to pursue a scaled back version of legalization without commercialization.
What’s next: The health committee will debate the legislation Nov. 6.
Niklas Kouparanis, co-founder of German medical cannabis company Bloomwell Group, is confident the legislation will make it across the finish line.
The coalition government “indicated that there is still room to improve the current draft of the legislation, including [changes] that can result in less bureaucracy,” he said in a statement.
Cannabis Wire: Security trade group updates its cannabis guide.
The Security Industry Association announced this week that it will release the 2023 edition of its Guide to Cannabis Security Requirements, which was first published in 2020, during ISC East, a security event that will take place in New York City next month.
The guide includes “common security requirements included in the comprehensive security regulations for states that have legalized and legislated marijuana or cannabis products, summaries of state-specific mandatory requirements for marijuana establishments across areas including video surveillance, access control, alarm systems and security personnel, additional resources and relevant links for further information.”