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Legal situation of cannabis in Poland

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International Law |  International Webinar
Malwina Niczke – Chmura |  George Havaris
1 Hour 11 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


The barriers to cannabis market development

Participants will learn about the basic limitations and barriers of the cannabis market in Poland from the perspective of cultivators, manufacturers, sellers and patients.

Historical background

This part of webinar will present the main regulatory framework of cannabis plant derived products in Poland. It will discuss the historical, social, and economic background of the current legal situation. Participants will learn about the basic legal acts relating to products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the conceptual legal framework and legal terms necessary for proper identification of the cannabis product in the Polish legal system.

Medical Cannabis and low-THC Products

This part of webinar will clarify the regulatory framework for the marketing the "medical cannabis" (common term) in Poland. It will also present the legal situation of low-THC products i.e. with the THC content not exceeding 0.2%, and present the approach of regulatory authorities.

Changes in regulations

This part of webinar will focus on the assumptions of changes in the current legislation, i.e. amending the provisions of the Act on Counteracting Drug Addiction of 29 July 2005, which is currently being processed by Polish Parliament. The amendment inter alia, increases the permissible level of THC concentration in hemp (fibrous) from 0.2% to 0.3%. The second change brought about by the amendment is the authorization of hemp cultivation with the content of THC exceeding 0.3%, which may be a pharmaceutical raw material, and which the amendment entrusts to a narrow group of state organizational units.



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Malwina Niczke – Chmura's Profile

Malwina Niczke – Chmura Related Seminars and Products


B2RLaw Jankowski Stroiński Zięba

Malwina has extensive experience in providing legal advice for business. The scope of her specialization includes life sciences & healthcare. She also has many years of experience in providing ongoing legal services to enterprises in the SME sector, conducting negotiations with domestic and foreign contractors, corporate matters and pharmaceutical and restructuring issues.

Life Sciences & Healthcare | Commercial Law | Trade & Distribution | FMCG, Food & Drink

Malwina specializes in life sciences & healthcare, from manufacturing and distribution issues, through product registration, to advertising law and regulation of clinical trials. In particular, she focuses on creating distribution structures in the pharmaceutical market, including foreign markets.


Malwina also has experience in the area of restructuring, including advising insolvent or threatened with insolvency debtors regarding the type of restructuring taken, as well as specific restructuring activities, advising creditors on insolvent debtors to protect the interests and minimize financial losses of creditors and supporting negotiations between debtors and creditors.

Corporate Advisory | Corporate & M&A

Malwina has many years of experience in legal advisory services to the SME sector. She has advised clients on the proper development of small and medium-sized enterprises, reorganization and entering foreign markets. Malwina has worked for Polish market leaders in the pharmaceutical and furniture industry, paints and consumer goods. She has also conducted a number of projects in close cooperation with foreign law firms (including in South Africa, China, Serbia and Macedonia). Malwina provides ongoing corporate advisory in the field of compliance, with particular attention to the issues related to transparency of internal and external processes, corporate governance and communication. She has participated in creating systems of internal procedures and codes of good practice. Malwina has also advised on a number of M&A transactions.

George Havaris's Profile

George Havaris Related Seminars and Products


B2RLaw Jankowski Stroiński Zięba

George Havaris, of Canadian/Greek background, is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is a corporate and banking lawyer with a broad experience of working on cross-border M&A and financing transactions. George heads our English Law Desk and is also a recognised lawyer in the emerging Polish cannabis industry.

Prior to moving to Poland, George worked at Linklaters LLP in London where he worked in the Corporate and Banking departments (and was awarded international secondments to the Linklaters Warsaw and Moscow offices).

Corporate & M&A | Private Equity | Venture Capital

George has represented domestic and international clients regarding their cross-border M&A activity. He advises corporates, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and strategic investors on M&A (private and public) deals. He often leads and coordinates transactions across CEE and emerging Europe.

Finance | Financial Services & Insurance

George also advises lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured investment grade, leveraged and emerging market financings (syndicated, club and bilateral loans), mezzanine as well as debt restructurings.



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