Cannabis Business Industry
Association (BvCW) e.V.
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GERMAN CANNABIS INDUSTRY
ABOUT US – business association
Lobby
ARGUMENTATION

We are the voice of the cannabis industry in Germany and represent all industry segments and company sizes in political institutions and administrations. Our departments are divided into “Industrial Hemp”, “Medical Cannabis”, “CBD and other Cannabinoids”, and “Technology, Trade & Services”.

We participate in specialized councils/committees of the ministries as well as hearings in the German Bundestag or the Federal Government.

We bundle political, technological, and economic expertise in order to advocate for favorable political framework conditions. To this end, we organize events and address decision-makers directly.

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EXCHANGE

We help to exchange information and best-practice examples through departmental events, industry meetings and beyond.

We create a variety of opportunities for dialogue with political institutions and authorities, associations, and foreign representatives in Germany.

In addition, we offer publication opportunities, provide specialist information and develop quality standards for the cannabis industry.

Info
REVISION

We do public relations work for cannabis as an economic good in order to normalize the public opinion about cannabis, spread knowledge about the enormous variety of uses of the plant and strengthen the public support for a reasonable market regulation.

This includes press relations, sector-specific publications, public and internal newsletters, image campaigns, and presence at events, such as conferences and selected trade fairs. With the help of our members, we conduct market analyses and studies or support them in their preparation.

FOUR DEPARTMENTS
WE represent all industry segments

Germany plays a progressive role in the field of cannabis as a medicine on a European scale. Being a high-wage country, the basis for a strong future market position in Germany will be in combining technology and innovation leadership in developing and producing cannabis products with the highest quality and reliability standards.

Current issues of import and cultivation licenses, regulations for further processing, storage, and packaging will play a decisive role. Therefore, further training of doctors and pharmacists are just as important as the support of a scientific application research.

For industrial hemp, the current regulations of the German Narcotics Act (BtMG) are in conflict with the usage of hemp as an industrial good. Related keywords are bio raw material, insulation material, oils, textiles.

For hemp farmers, processing and the procurement of appropriate machinery are important aspects. The foundation of cooperatives or associations as well as public funding for focal regions could help with this issue. One potential goal could be the exemption of EU-certified industrial hemp from the BtMG.

Our aim is to avoid the current state of over-regulation in the future and further develop safe quality standards.

For non-medicinal applications, we represent our members’ interests towards politics and regulatory authorities. The classification as Novel Food, the use of CBD in cosmetics, but also the deregulation of natural CBD in food and other products will be central topics within this department.

A quality assurance (standardization) of products seem to be reasonable and necessary for both products and analytical methods of authorities and manufacturers alike. Furthermore, we want to promote the realization of certificates and quality seals.

We want to unite manufacturers of cultivation, lighting, irrigation or fertilization technology, consumables, and analysis technology as well as other innovative market participants in order to offer them representation and networking opportunities. This includes cannabis-specific service providers with specialized know-how such as transport logistics, media and consulting services, or knowledge transfer.

FOUR DEPARTMENTS
WE represent all industry segments

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

Germany plays a progressive role in the field of cannabis
as a medicine on a European scale.

Being a high-wage country, the basis for a strong future market position in Germany will be in combining technology and innovation leadership in developing and producing cannabis products with the highest quality and reliability standards.

Current issues of import and cultivation licenses, regulations for further processing, storage, and packaging will play a decisive role. Therefore, further training of doctors and pharmacists are just as important as the support of a scientific application research.

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP

For industrial hemp, the current regulations of the German Narcotics Act (BtMG) are in conflict with the usage of hemp as an industrial good. Related keywords are bio raw material, insulation material, oils, textiles.

For hemp farmers, processing and the procurement of appropriate machinery are important aspects. The foundation of cooperatives or associations as well as public funding for focal regions could help with this issue. One potential goal could be the exemption of EU-certified industrial hemp from the BtMG.

Our aim is to avoid the current state of over-regulation in the future and further develop safe quality standards.


DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIDIOL & OTHER CANNABINOIDS

DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIDIOL
AND OTHER CANNABINOIDS

For non-medicinal applications, we represent our members’ interests towards politics and regulatory authorities. The classification as Novel Food, the use of CBD in cosmetics, but also the deregulation of natural CBD in food and other products will be central topics within this department.

A quality assurance (standardization) of products seem to be reasonable and necessary for both products and analytical methods of authorities and manufacturers alike. Furthermore, we want to promote the realization of certificates and quality seals.

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, TRADE AND SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY,
TRADE & SERVICES

We want to unite manufacturers of cultivation, lighting, irrigation or fertilization technology, consumables, and analysis technology as well as other innovative market participants in order to offer them representation and networking opportunities. This includes cannabis-specific service providers with specialized know-how such as transport logistics, media and consulting services, or knowledge transfer. Diese finden bei uns ihre Ansprechpartner und dienen dem Aufbau der Branche in Deutschland.


UPCOMING PROJECTS
SHAPING THE FUTURE
SPECIAL CONSULTATION
  • Legal & strategic advice for members
  • Claims, sample letters, checklists, etc.
  • Placement of speakers
  • Support of training & further education measures
CONTACT TO POLITICS
  • Information is professionally processed & made available to decision-makers
  • Direct addressing of relevant multipliers & politicians with industry concerns
QUALITY ASSURANCE
  • Support the definition, certification & surveillance of quality standards
  • Introduction of quality seals
RESEARCH/SCIENCE
  • Support & initiation of research projects
  • Assistance with acquisition of grants
JOBBOARDS
  • Sector-specific job boards
  • (Local) job advertisements
  • Employee exchange database
MARKET ANALYSIS
  • Creation of market overviews
  • Industry analyses and studies
EVENTS
  • Regular political events in Berlin, e.g. parliamentary evenings or specialized events for decision-makers
  • Practice-oriented workshops & problem-solving round tables
EU & Partner
  • Participation in important national interest groups
  • Membership in European & international associations and umbrella organizations
Membership info
OUR FEES are as follows
1 - 5
employees
Representative: 1
2.000 €
p.a.
6 - 15
employees
Representative: 2
5.000 €
p.a.
16 - 50
employees
Representative: 2
7.500 €
p.a.
51-100
employees
Representative: 3
15.000 €
p.a.
+100
employees
Representative: 3
20.000 €
p.a.
CONTACT US
YOUR CONTACT PERSON:
Jürgen Neumeyer


For more information please contact us at
kontakt@cannabiswirtschaft.de