About Martini Meinreiss
For years I have been committed to a change in German drug policy. In 2015, I founded the first regional office of the German Hemp Association. Since then, I have been devoting myself to full-time legalization, holding talks with representatives from all parties, informing on the street, holding lectures and being invited to discussion sessions.
I organized a multi-day conference in Erlach, the fourth time the GMM in Augsburg and various events on the subject of cannabis.
My concern is more lobbying in politics, also on a European level. So I do not only keep in touch with members of the Bundestag and the European Parliament, but I also try to get in touch with the conservative politicians. One result is, for example, the event “Legalize it?”
Is this your first time to Prague?
I love Prague and been here several times before.
What message do you hope to get across for the cannabis industry?
That times are changing and we have to put more pressure on the politics. Now is a great time to open the field for a regulated business.
Would you support the legalization of cannabis if it had no medical value?
Yes, of course.
What’s the best medical cannabis story you have heard?
Cannabis is not abiotic.
What was your first experience with cannabis?
To feel like an outlaw.
Has cannabis ever landed you in trouble?
Ones I got busted for growing plants in my garden.
If the global cannabis movement hadn’t begun, what would you be doing instead?
Still working as an landscaping engineer.
Where do you see the industry in 10 years?
With the German medical Insurance been mandated by law to pay for the Cannabis medicine? Rocket in the sky!
What are your plans outside of the convention, business or pleasure?
Both, business and pleasure. We will meet friends and been invited to a nice party, for business we will attend the cannafest the whole weekend.
How is your diary looking for the next six months?
In a way tight and every day brings new opportunity’s.