Kai-Friedrich Niermann


Kai has been a business and corporate lawyer in Germany for almost 16 years gaining wide range of experiences in the process. He is very familiar with the interconnectivity between national and European regulations, especially in regard to consumer protection, product safety and emerging new cannabis products. He has engaged in advocacy relating to cannabis beginning in early stages of his studies at Philipps University Marburg when the German Supreme Court ruled that small amounts of cannabis should not be criminalized. After medical cannabis was legalized, Kai started a legal blog (canna-biz.legal) on all the relevant new developments in the emerging cannabis market and became a legal expert especially for CBD products.

He regularly speaks at international cannabis conferences on topics of the German and European legal framework. Lastly he spoke at the ICBC 2019 in Berlin on the CBD panel, at the First Asian Hemp Summit 2019 in Hong Kong and at the Cannabis Law Institute 2019 in New York. He has published articles on the Prohibition Partners platform and was cited by the Cannabis Law Report as well as the Canadian Globe and Mail. Kai co-founded the International Cannabis Bar Association which with an event in Berlin in April 2019. He consults major CBD and medical cannabis companies as well as a reputable online knowledge portal for medical cannabis and CBD.

Kai is member of the German Hemp Association (DHV), the European Hemp Association (EIHA), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP Germany), and the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA).

Areas of Law:
• Legal Cannabis Consulting
• regulatory approvals for medical cannabis and CBD
• Business law (company, commercial and contract law)
• Law of torts
• criminal business law

born in 1972 in Löhne/Westf., Germany
studied law at the universities of Marburg, Adelaide (Australia), Cologne, and Berlin, first and second state exam (law degree)

legal expert at the press center of the German Federal Diet, worked for the Berlin District Court, for the Director of Public Prosecution in Berlin, for the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Berlin and the Hong Kong Consulate General

www.canna-biz.legal (the legal cannabis blog)