Cannabis in Germany in the midst of a Russian winter – Cannabis | weed | marijuana
Will German cannabis legalization survive in the midst of a Russian winter? With Russia controlling natural gas supplies, Germany faces an energy crisis. Does this push cannabis legalization down the priority list? In a nutshell, we won’t see legalization in Germany for at least a year?
If German families cannot leave the lights on this winter, things will heat up in the German Bundestag when the stoves go out. We know how to put cannabis legalization on hold. But Germany shouldn’t. For hemp, biodiesel can be a solution.
Cannabis in Germany in the middle of a Russian winter
Germans can blame their politicians when they can’t legally smoke cannabis to take the edge off a Russian winter.
Germany, which famously switched off its clean and efficient nuclear power in favor of less efficient wind power, is now at the mercy of Putin’s Russia.
(Something Trump predicted. German politicians laughed at him, and he was “verified” as wrong by the corporate press.)
Interestingly, Chancellor Olaf Scholz recently visited Canada and met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Of course, Scholz came in search of oil and natural gas — Canada has plenty of it, Trudeau refuses to develop it — and was sold a bill of lading from Newfoundland’s nowhere near finished hydrocarbon wind farm.
But what if Justin Trudeau liberalized cannabis in 2015 instead of corporating it in 2018? It is possible that Canadians have the means to supply Germany.
A liberal cannabis market will produce more excess cannabis and hemp waste than the current regime, which is already bringing in a lot. However, entrepreneurs can turn surplus cannabis into biodiesel without bureaucrats breathing down their necks.
Canada already has oil and gas for Germany, but surely Trudeau thinks hemp biodiesel is “green”?
The selling point of hemp biodiesel is that it doesn’t require a complete overhaul of our consumer products and supply chains.
Any diesel car can run on hemp biodiesel.
A fleet of German homes hooked up to diesel generators may not be a long-term solution, but it will at least get them through the winter.
What Olaf Scholz does instead
Borrow and spend billions! Tax the rich!
In order to fulfill his promise of normalcy, which includes a legal cannabis market in 2023, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is exhausting himself from a Russian winter.
His government has introduced a €65 billion consumer bailout. They will also tax the profits of energy producers.
And not just natural gas producers.
Scholz told the press his government will tax energy companies “that don’t have as high production costs and give them back to the citizens.”
German energy companies are critical of the proposal.
E.ON spokesman Leif Erichsen told the media: “Our sales business is purely a margin business, we will have to pass on higher procurement costs to our customers at some point … To put it bluntly, we are doing well economically, but we are not from higher benefit from energy prices.”
Legalizing cannabis in Germany in the midst of a Russian winter?
So far, there is nothing to suggest that Scholz is putting cannabis legalization on hold because of Germany’s energy crisis.
German politicians are trying to maintain a semblance of normality. As usual. There is nothing to see here. move on.
But actions speak louder than words.
If Germany wasn’t facing this energy crisis, don’t you think Scholz and Trudeau would have talked about cannabis when Scholz visited?
Canadian cannabis companies are active in Germany. Canada is a top supplier of medicinal cannabis to Germany.
And the international cannabis market is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that cannabis was not among the issues discussed.
And that’s a shame. Because even with Canada’s strict corporate regime, we still have ample supplies and normally destroy excess inventory.
It is not difficult to convert cannabis and hemp into biodiesel. It does not require a complete overhaul of the energy supply chain. And it doesn’t need supporting regimes like Russia or Saudi Arabia.
Between the ideal growing conditions of the United States and Australia, we have enough landmass in the west alone to power the world with hemp for centuries.
What the hell are we waiting for?