Australian medical cannabis available in German pharmacies for first time

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Flower and extracts produced in Australia by two different companies became available in the German medical cannabis market for the first time, Marijuana Business Daily has learned.

The flower, grown by New South Wales-based Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG), was imported and batch-released by Cologne-based Cannamedical.

Cannamedical exclusively sells it to German pharmacies under its own brand under the “Cannamedical Indica forte” name.

The batch-release certificate – seen by Marijuana Business Daily – shows the product has approximately 22% THC, no meaningful CBD and an expiry date of June 2021.

The flower is not irradiated, Cannamedical CEO David Henn told MJBizDaily.

The extracts are manufactured by Western Australia-based Little Green Pharma, which sent its first commercial shipment to Germany in November. 

They were imported and batch-released in Germany by Aphria subsidiary CC Pharma and sold to pharmacies by German wholesalers AlephSana and AMP Alternative Medical Products, Little Green Pharma managing director Fleta Solomon told MJBizDaily.

In all cases, the extracts are sold under the Little Green Pharma brand, with the following two formulations available, one of which is high in THC and the other one a balanced THC and CBD content.

  • LGP Classic Cannabis Extrakt 20:5.
  • LGP Classic Cannabis Extrakt 10:10.

With these new products, Australia joins a select number of countries supplying flower or full-spectrum extracts to the German medical cannabis market, including:

  • Canada.
  • The Netherlands.
  • Portugal – some of which was originally grown in Uruguay.
  • Spain.

Other countries have conducted shipments to Germany, but these have been for scientific purposes.

If products were shipped from other countries for commercial purposes, the products still not available to patients in the pharmacies usually surveyed by MJBizDaily as of the time of publishing.

Shares of Little Green Pharma are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange as LGP.

Alfredo Pascual can be reached at [email protected]