The Minister of Healthcare Care of the Netherlands informed the Dutch parliament that exports of health-related cannabis flower to Germany will improve this year.

In the letter, dated July 12, the Dutch minister explained that the request for an improve came from his German counterpart, who asked for a hike in the annual volume of health-related cannabis flower shipped from the Netherlands to Germany from the existing 1,500 kilograms (roughly three,300 pounds) to two,500 (about five,500 pounds).

The request stemmed from an improve in the quantity of health-related cannabis shoppers in Germany and the reality that the nation’s domestic production will not be accessible till early 2021.

The Dutch minister pointed out in the letter to the parliament that the Netherlands’ existing production capacity can fulfill the German request.

As of now, only Bedrocan grows health-related cannabis flower for industrial purposes in the Netherlands, whose exports are carried out by the government Workplace of Healthcare Cannabis.

The Netherlands now plans to export a total of two,500 kilograms to Germany in 2019 and 2020. To do that this year, the program is to ship 1,500 kilograms by August and the remaining 1,000 prior to the finish of December.

This is not the 1st time the agreed-upon provide quantities in between the two nations have been improved. In August 2018, they were improved from 700 to 1,500 kilograms.

Presently, the only two nations exporting health-related cannabis flower to Germany for pharmacy dispensing are the Netherlands and Canada.

In 2017, Germany imported 1,200 kilograms, then in 2018 additional than doubled that quantity to roughly three,000 kilograms, with about half of it coming from the Netherlands and the other half from Canada.

Nearly two,500 kilograms have been currently imported throughout the 1st half of 2019.