Peter Homberg

Partner

Head of the European Cannabis Sector Group at Dentons

"I'm happy to give cannabis founders the knowledge they need to evaluate chances, opportunities to deliver cannabis patients their medication they need."

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23.02.2023

Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Germany – Plan B?
 

Hold on to your hats, folks, because Germany is on the verge of shaking up the cannabis world! The country is making moves to legalize the #recreationalcannabis, but it's facing some major roadblocks from European and international laws. The big question now is: What happens if Germany can't fully legalize cannabis? Will they turn to other European countries for inspiration and guidance? It's a nail-biting situation, and only time will tell how this thrilling journey will unfold, meanwhile Peter keeps us posted this Thursday on another DEEP-DIVE!
 

"Plan B" Secanrios

Outlook: Future Developments 2023

26.01.2023

Cannabis 2023 - What developments can be expected?

Get ready for a thrilling journey into the world of German cannabis as we dive deep into the exciting developments taking place in 2023! This year is shaping up to be a defining moment for the industry, with major advancements in both recreational and medical developments. But how far has the legalization project progressed? And what new developments can we expect to see in the coming months? Join us on an epic exploration as we kick off 2023 with our first DEEP-DIVE on January 26th, featuring the renowned lawyer Peter Homberg!

Current Developments in legalization and prescribing medical cannabis

Outlook: Future Developments 2023

24.11.2022

DEEP-DIVE: Recreational in Germany – What changes for medical cannabis?

Cannabis legalization for recreational purposes has become more concrete with the Key Proposals Paper adopted by the federal government. But what would be the consequences of the legalization of medical cannabis?

Status Quo: Medical cannabis

Recent Developments in the German Legalization Process

Potential Impact of Legalization on Medical Cannabis

Conclusion

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27.10.2022

DEEP-DIVE: Marketability of CBD products in Germany and the European Union

But how do we create brands in the minds of our customer base? Quite a lot of companies grow their customer base with CBD products to communicate their values. But: How should CBD actually be classified legally? And can it be used and sold legally in all product categories?

Background and Overview 

Food and Diety Supplements

Cosmetics

Product of Smoking

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29.09.2022

Legalization of
Cannabis for Recreational Use in Germany -
Possible Solutions

Which legal hurdles must the implementation of a legalization of cannabis for consumption purposes in Germany overcome? And what could be possible solutions!

On 29 September, we will host our monthly DEEP-DIVE with Peter Homberg on the topic of implementing cannabis legalization for recreational purposes in Germany in line with European and international law. 

Background and Overview 

Food and Diety Supplements

Cosmetics

Product of Smoking

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29.09.2022

Legalization of
Cannabis for Recreational Use in Germany -
Possible Solutions

Which legal hurdles must the implementation of a legalization of cannabis for consumption purposes in Germany overcome? And what could be possible solutions!

On 29 September, we will host our monthly DEEP-DIVE with Peter Homberg on the topic of implementing cannabis legalization for recreational purposes in Germany in line with European and international law. 

Background and Overview 

Food and Diety Supplements

Cosmetics

Product of Smoking

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30.06.2022

Online Trade of Cannabis - The Channel of the Future? 

Under what conditions are the online trade of pharmaceuticals and narcotics possible? And would this also be applicable to cannabis?

On June 30, we hosted our monthly DEEP-DIVE with Peter Homberg on online trade as the cannabis distribution channel of the future.
 

Introduction and overview: Current Market Situation

Development of the Online and Mail Order Trade of Pharmaceuticals

Regulatory Requirements

Legal Consequences

Conclusion

25.05.2022

Legalization in Germany– What could be the fiscal impact?

On the occasion of the planned legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany: What consequences might this have on taxes? And in what numerical dimensions could this be?

This Thursday in May, we hosted our monthly DEEP-DIVE with Peter Homberg with an overview of the potential fiscal impact resulting from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany. 

Introduction and overview

Tax types

Costs of legal enforcement

Summary: estimated tax revenues per tax type

28.04.2022

Discount agreements of the German health insurances for medical cannabis products 
– an overview

On the occasion of the recent first discount contracts for the prescription of medical cannabis: What is behind the system of discount agreements between German statutory health insurance funds and pharmaceutical manufacturers? And what consequences does it have?

Legal basis and requirements

Consequences for the pharmaceutical manufacturers

Consequences for physicians and pharmacists 

Consequences for patients

Criticism

31.03.2022

Medical Cannabis prescription - the German reimbursement regime

Under what conditions does a German health insurance reimburse the costs of medicinal products containing cannabis? And what is required of patients and prescribing doctors in the process?

Indications for cannabis-containing medical products

Medical cannabis treatment costs

Number of medical cannabis prescriptions with statutory health insurers

Requirements for the assumption of costs by the health insurance funds

Duties of the prescribing doctor 

24.02.2022

Legalization in Europe

Today´s topic is “Legalization in Europe – Possible Candidates for Legalization" where Peter is going through the major countries in the EU. 

What could European countries do to legalize cannabis and what will European countries do next in this respect?

When and under which conditions will it happen?

What kind of influences will this have on international law?

Outlook and Timeline

27.01.2022

Three Conventions - One challenge

The German government has targeted the legalization of recreational cannabis. Internationally, the trend is evident. But how can we overcome the many obstacles of international law?

Overview: Current legal situation

Past attempts to legalization

Position of the new potential government coalition on recreational cannabis

Legalization of recreational cannabis in other countries of the EU and its impact 

Impact of a potential legalization of recreational cannabis on the medical cannabis industry

25.11.2021

Recalls for cannabis products and their backgrounds!

Peter Homberg is giving us an overview about the products which git a recall in Germany and why. He is also explaining which institute is in charge of the different kind of products.

Overview: Recalled products in Germany

Reasons of recalls

Institutions in Germany which are in charge

Next steps and forecast

28.10.2021

How and When we legalize in Germany?

Peter Homberg is giving us the latest overview of how and when the parties will define the future legalization of cannabis in Germany. 

Overview: Current legal situation

Past attempts to legalization

Position of the new potential government coalition on recreational cannabis

Legalization of recreational cannabis in other countries of the EU and its impact 

Impact of a potential legalization of recreational cannabis on the medical cannabis industry

30.09.2021

Cannabis Legalization?

Peter Homberg will introduce you to the parties we have in Germany and might going coalate to have an opinion on the legalization of cannabis in Germany.

Parties in Germany - Introduction

Who might will coalition with whom

Different regulated questions answered

24.06.2021

The future of cannabis products - dosage forms

Peter Homberg talks about the different kind of dosage forms we have currently in the market to the final categorization of each product. 

Market overview 

Kind of products

Different dosage forms

27.05.2021

Cannabis Business in Germany – The right insurance coverage

Peter Homberg talks about the right insurance coverage for importing and selling medical cannabis in Germany.

Transport insurance; Incoterms

Warehouse insurance

Product liability insurance

29.04.2021

Export of medical cannabis

The recent news were from Lesoto which means new developments in Europe. 

What was the status before?

What happend with Lesoto?

What it means for the future

01.04.2021

REGULATORY UPDATE on CBD flowers 

We are talking about the current state of regulation of the sale of CBD flowers here in Germany regarding the last court decision at the end of March.

What was the status before?

What was the exact decision on the court

What it means for CBD brands

11.02.2021

Company formations and forms

What are suitable corporate forms as start-up vehicles in the field of importing and distributing medicinal cannabis?

Company forms

Cooperation forms

Foreign companies in the European medical cannabis market

18.02.2021

Required permits you need

What are the regulatory requirements for the importation and distribution of medical cannabis?

Permits under the Medical Products Act (Arzeneimittelgesetz - "AMG")

Permits under the Narcotics Act (Betäubungsmittelgesetz - "BtMG")

Further requirements to market medical cannabis in Germany

25.02.2021

Sales and marketing for CBD

What are the restrictions on the trade of CBD products as cosmetics and novel food and what effects has the ECJ decision on the classification of CBD as a narcotic?

The classification of CBD as a narcotic in Germany

The classification of CBD as a narcotic in the EU

CBD in food supplements

CBD in cosmetics

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