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Cannabis in Switzerland – a Global Overview


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Category:
Administrative Law |  Business |  International Law |  Webinar with CLE credit
Faculty:
Kai-Friedrich Niermann |  Daniel Haymann |  Peter Steger
Duration:
1 Hour 04 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
SKU:
INCBA05262021OD
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.



Description

Located in the center of Europe and without being a member of the European Union, Switzerland is home to Europe’s most progressive cannabis laws. Cannabis with a THC content below 1 pct is not considered a narcotic drug, which led to the development of one of the most active and mature CBD markets in the world. Most recently, Switzerland passed regulations which allow for the initiation of pilot schemes wherein adult-use cannabis can be legally produced and distributed to registered users, which will make Switzerland, next to the Netherlands, the first region in Europe to allow for a fully legalized adult-use cannabis supply chain. The Swiss Parliament further adopted a proposed amendment to the Narcotics Act which shall facilitate patient’s access to medicinal cannabis, and provide a framework for exports. This one hour session will touch on the legal framework of recreational and medicinal cannabis in Switzerland and provide a high-level overview of the newest developments, the challenges, as well as the opportunities in Switzerland’s dynamic cannabis market.

Credits


General

This program is eligible for 1 hours of General CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

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Handouts

Faculty

Kai-Friedrich Niermann's Profile

Kai-Friedrich Niermann Related seminars and products

Lawyer

KFN+


Kai has been a business and corporate lawyer in Germany for almost 17 years gaining wide range of experiences in the process. He is very familiar with the interconnectivity between national and European regulations, especially in regard to consumer protection, product safety and emerging new cannabis products. He has engaged in advocacy relating to cannabis beginning in early stages of his studies at Philipps University Marburg when the German Supreme Court ruled that small amounts of cannabis should not be criminalized. After medical cannabis was legalized in Germany, Kai started a legal blog (canna-biz.legal) on all the relevant new developments in the emerging cannabis market and became a legal expert especially for CBD products. 

He regularly speaks at international cannabis conferences on topics of the German and European legal framework. Lastly, he spoke at the Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg, at the ICBC 2021 in Berlin and at the ICBC and CB Expo 2021 in Zurich on the legal framework for a future recreational cannabis market in Germany. He regularly publishes articles in BusinessCann and German law journals. Kai and his law firm KFN+ advise major CBD and medical cannabis companies, as well as companies interested in the emerging recreational cannabis market.

Kai is also legal advisor to the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), which is working on a Novel Food joint application for different CBD products.

Memberships: German Bar Association (DAV), International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA, Member of Advisory Board), European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), German Hemp Association (DHV), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP Germany), Branchenverband Cannabiswirtschaft (BvCW).

Born in Löhne/Westf. in 1972, studied law at the Universities of Marburg, Adelaide (Australia), Cologne, legal expert at the press center of the German Federal Diet, worked for the Berlin District Court, for the Director of Public Prosecution in Berlin, for the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Hong Kong Consulate General.

Areas of Law:

  • Legal Cannabis Consulting
  • regulatory approvals for medical cannabis and CBD
  • Business law (company, commercial and contract law) 
  • Law of torts
  • criminal business law

 


Daniel Haymann's Profile

Daniel Haymann Related seminars and products

Cannabis Attorney

MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd


Daniel Haymann heads MLL’s cannabis practice. He specializes in corporate and commercial law as well as on regulatory matters in the cannabis industry and advises investors, start-ups and vertically integrated companies along the value chain. Prior to embarking on a second career as an attorney, Daniel gained over 12 years of experience in the trading, mining, energy and related industries based out of Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong, working for multinational corporations as a trader and in managerial positions. He is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) and is the Co-Chair of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) Europe Chapter. Daniel regularly moderates panels and participates as a speaker in international cannabis conferences.


Peter Steger's Profile

Peter Steger Related seminars and products


Peter is a Lawyer, entrepreneur and cannabis activist and lobbyist.


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