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Podcast: Legal status of cannabis-derived products in Germany and Poland

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As cannabis-derived products are becoming more and more popular in Europe, in many countries it remains unclear, what types of goods and under what circumstances may actually be marketed. In Germany a decision of the German Federal Court of Justice in from 2021 has opened the market to cannabis-derived products. In Poland, however, there is no similar, local ruling that would directly affect the situation of manufacturers and sellers: the basis for marketing of cannabis-derived products are general EU rules.

In the podcast “Legal status of cannabis-derived products in Germany and Poland” Magdalena Kotyrba-Hagenmaier (Senior Associate, IP, Health and Life Sciences, Germany) and Jowita Prokop (Associate, Commercial, Life Sciences and Regulatory, Poland) discuss the above topic.

They will tell you – among other – about:

  • Cosmetics, foods, medicines. What types of cannabis-derived products may be marketed in Poland and Germany? 
  • THC levels and type of hemp in marketed products 
  • What is the criminal law perspective?
  • What are novel foods?

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