The federal government’s legalization of cannabis could open up a new business for farmers. Many farmers expect that the strict requirements for the cultivation of industrial hemp will then also be relaxed. About a plant with potential.
When it comes to legalizing cannabis, Ralf Huber doesn’t want to get involved. “It’s a political decision,” he says. “As a farmer, I know far too little about it.” Nevertheless, Huber is very curious to see whether the federal government will make good on its announcement and allow private consumption of cannabis from 2024. Ever since Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) published his key issues paper, there has been heated speculation as to whether legalization could open up a new and possibly extremely lucrative business area for farmers.