The Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor Aurora Cannabis has shipped 50 kg of cannabis to Germany to help the country deal with its pot shortage.
Aurora will begin supplying the German medical cannabis market through its Berlin-based subsidiary Pedanios after receiving all the required permits.
The Alberta-grown medical cannabis will be distributed through a network of more than 1,500 pharmacies in Germany, which currently is the largest legal medical marijuana market in the world.
Aurora’s expansion to Europe is part of its international strategy and represents a huge step in its plans to become a leader in the production and supply across the continent.
Germany, with a population of more than 82 million people, has a fast-growing cannabis sector that is going through a major shortage of supply. The lack of many local cannabis producers forces the country to rely mainly on imports to cover the increasing demand for medical marijuana. Only four international producers have access to Germany’s medical pot market, three of which have distributed product through Pedanios.