VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2022 — Agra Ventures Ltd. (“AGRA” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (OTC: AGFAF), a growth-oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry, is pleased to provide an update on its wholly owned subsidiary Farmako GmbH (“Farmako”) by highlighting a web-based article (the “Article”) regarding the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany. Entitled “Prohibition Treaties Will Not Stop Cannabis Legalization in Germany”, the Article reinforces that Germany’s government remains on track to proceed with its plan, despite prohibition treaties and protestors trying to stall process. Farmako is a pharmaceutical wholesaler of medical cannabis, extracts and accessories based in Frankfurt.
The Article, and others like it, support the thesis of Company management that it, via Farmako, remains in a good strategic position in Germany. The Article predicts that the adult-use cannabis industry in Germany could be bigger than both Canada’s and Uruguay’s markets combined. The legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany could enable Farmako to:
- Expand its offering of cannabis extracts;
- Broaden its distribution of dried flower products;
- Produce and distribute a materially higher number of CBD and THC Testkits to the market; and
- Potentially increase the manufacturing and distribution of other cannabis products and accessories.
In order to legalize cannabis in a jurisdiction the Article acknowledges that certain drug treaties may have to be broken, which is what the author believes will likely occur in Germany. For example, when Canada legalized recreational cannabis in 2018 it directly violated the UN drug treaties that it had previously signed.1 Almost four years later, recreational cannabis remains legal in Canada. Doctor’s prescriptions for cannabis for medicinal purposes have been legal in Germany since early 2017, however, further decriminalizing cannabis for recreational use is now a priority for the country’s current government within the next two years.2
For interested readers, the Article can be found here: https://ca.internationalcbc.com/prohibition-treaties-will-not-stop-cannabis-legalization-in-germany/.
“An article like this shows that Germany – taking into account the challenges and experiences from other countries – will now take a very important role in establishing an effective framework for legalization to likely become a role model for other European and international countries. I believe that the legalization of recreational cannabis in Germany is a near-term reality, which I expect will create material value for AGRA and its stakeholders, despite some efforts to delay it. While German cannabis industry is picking up steam, education and regulation are keeping users safe, which is important to us here at Farmako,” said Katrin Eckmans, Managing Director and CEO of Farmako GmbH.
Farmako GmbH is a GDP certified pharmaceutical wholesaler, focusing on medical cannabis and aiming at facilitating access to reliable cannabinoid therapy to patients with a high burden of suffering as well as providing efficient support to healthcare professionals: via fair prices, reliable product quality and the ability to supply as well as efficient service. It has already distributed medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany since March 2019 and is fully licensed in the United Kingdom. Farmako is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agra Ventures Ltd. For more information please visit: www.farmako.de/en/.
About Agra Ventures Ltd.
Agra Ventures is a growth-oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry. The company is dedicated to the cultivation, distribution and marketing of high-quality cannabis and cannabis-infused products worldwide. Agra Ventures’ primary asset in Canada is Boundary Bay Cannabis located in Delta, BC, which is one of the largest cannabis greenhouse facilities focused on the cost-optimized cultivation of high-potency cannabis. Abroad, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Farmako GmbH, is focused on becoming Europe’s leading distributor of medical cannabis. Farmako currently has active product distribution operations in Germany and is fully licensed in the United Kingdom.
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- “Canada’s cannabis policy makes it an international rebel on drug treaties”, by Evan Dyer, CBC News, December 20, 2019, https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/un-united-nations-canada-marijuana-cannabis-drugs-1.5400112
- C.F. Schuetze, “German Start-Ups Lay the Groundwork for a Marijuana Bonanza”, The New York Times, January 5th, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/world/europe/germany-legalize-recreational- marijuana.html
SOURCE: Agra Ventures Ltd.