Since 07/07/2021, pharmacies have been able to purchase medical cannabis in pharmaceutical quality via the portal of the cannabis agency. The contract for the cultivation of the plants was awarded to three companies, which are then sold through a distribution company commissioned by the BfArM.
Since the introduction of medicinal cannabis in Germany in 2017, the drug has only been imported and this will continue to take place parallel to cultivation in the future. Currently, the German cultivation quantity commissioned as part of an EU-wide procurement procedure is 10,400 kg over 4 years and this will reach pharmacies at a price of € 4.30 per gram. The BfArM explicitly pointed out that the price for the pharmacies only serves to cover personnel and material costs and does not generate any surpluses.
Since the first imports in Germany, QSI has been a strong partner of the medical cannabis industry as a laboratory with narcotics approval and manufacturing authorization. As part of a full-service analysis, we also offer validations of THC rapid tests for your extracts, stability tests or QP-certified batch release tests.
We congratulate the German medicinal cannabis producers on this historic moment!
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