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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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Faculty

Kai-Friedrich Niermann's Profile

Kai-Friedrich Niermann Related seminars and products

Rechtsanwalt

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 ICBC Virtual Global Symposium in June 2020, at the First Asian Hemp Summit 2019 in Hong Kong and at the Cannabis Law Institute 2019 in New York. He has published articles on the Prohibition Partners platform and was cited by the Cannabis Law Report as well as the Canadian Globe and Mail. Kai co-founded the International Cannabis Bar Association which with an event in Berlin in April 2019. He consults major CBD and medical cannabis companies as well as a reputable online knowledge portal for medical cannabis and CBD.

Kai is member of the European Hemp Association (EIHA), the German Hemp Association (DHV), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP Germany), and Advisory Board Member of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA).                

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

 

born in 1972 in Löhne/Westf., Germany

studied law at the universities of Marburg, Adelaide (Australia), Cologne, and Berlin, first and second state exam (law degree)

 

worked as a 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 in Berlin and the Hong Kong Consulate General

 

www.kfnplus.de

www.canna-biz.legal (the legal cannabis blog)


Daniel Haymann's Profile

Daniel Haymann Related seminars and products

Attorney at Law

Froriep Legal AG


Daniel Haymann is an attorney with the leading Swiss law firm Froriep. His main area of practice is in corporate and commercial law with a focus on private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as on regulatory law in the cannabis industry. He established the first dedicated cannabis practice in Switzerland and advises investors, start-ups, and vertically integrated companies in the cannabis industry 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.


Peter Steger's Profile

Peter Steger Related seminars and products


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


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