Inside Germany’s Legal Weed Gold Rush
No-one is sure what Europe’s largest legal weed market will look like. But behind the scenes, cannabis firms are gearing up for a piece of a £3.3 billion market.
Protected by barbed-wire fences and 24cm-thick concrete walls, Aphria RX’s high security cannabis-growing facility is currently producing 1.1 tonnes of weed for medicinal use each year under a contract with Germany’s Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.
“Just wait until you see this,” grins Thorsten Kolisch, a bespectacled scientist in crisp white overalls, before pushing a button to uncover the contents of his state of the art laboratory which uses UV lighting to maximise plant growth. “It’s like taking a hallucinogen.”
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