Germany imported a record amount of medical cannabis last year, according to data from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. However, the growth rate of imports appears to be slowing down.
In 2022, Germany imported 14,800 kilograms of medical cannabis, an increase of 16% from the previous year. The country's largest supplier was the Netherlands, followed by Canada.
Despite the record amount of imports, growth has slowed down from previous years. In 2021, the growth rate of imports was 37%, while in 2020 it was 100%.
The slowdown in growth could be due to Germany's efforts to encourage domestic cannabis cultivation. The country has been expanding its medical cannabis program and has granted licenses to several domestic cultivators.
Germany is one of the largest medical cannabis markets in Europe and is expected to continue growing in the coming years. The country's medical cannabis program allows patients with certain conditions to access cannabis through pharmacies.
With the growth of the medical cannabis industry in Europe, it will be interesting to see how Germany's domestic cultivation efforts and imports develop in the coming years.
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