THE German Cannabis Industry Association (BvCW) has described as ‘incomprehensible’ a raid by over 25 police officers on a farm that led to the confiscation of hemp products and the impounding of almost four hectares of crop.
This comes despite recent rulings in the German courts that acknowledge the legality of the country’s long-established hemp industry – and as the country’s measured progress towards a regulated adult-use market continues.
The police raid took place in the Schleswig-Holstein region on September 1, after the Itzehoe District Court ordered the confiscation of all industrial hemp goods from a farm belonging to the Thomassek family.
The pretext for the raid being that ‘hemp tea that is sometimes produced after the harvest is suitable for producing an intoxicating pastry and could violate the Narcotics Act’, says the BvCW in a press release.
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