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06. August 2018 - Press release


Donation campaign "Cannabis as medicine": GECA Pharma GmbH promotes charitable purpose


Cologne, August 6, 2018 - In order to improve the supply situation with pharmaceutical cannabis in Germany, the special importer GECA Pharma GmbH supports the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Cannabis als Medizin e. V.


Already in the 19th century, the hemp plant was used among others for the treatment of sleep disorders, pain and depression. Thus, the approach "cannabis as medicine" is not new, yet the topic determines the current headlines like never before. The background: Due to a change in the law, the reimbursement of cannabis-based therapies has been possible under certain circumstances at the expense of the statutory health insurance fund since March 2017. The fact that the implementation of the new regulation has some hurdles is shown by current practice.

To simplify the use of medicinal cannabis, the working group Cannabis als Medizin e. V. (ACM). "In order to live up to our established purpose, we are constantly working on proposals for amendments to existing laws, regulations and directives. In addition, we support existing self-help initiatives and affected individuals from an organizational and professional point of view. Last but not least, we cooperate with organizations and associations both on a national and international level, "explains the chairman of the board of ACM. Dr. med. Franjo Grotenhermen and adds "As a non-profit organization we finance ourselves from membership fees and are dependent on donations".

The corporate success of GECA Pharma GmbH also increases the responsibility for social issues. "We are pleased to support the objectives of ACM with a donation. In addition, we have set up a donation box in our office and are collecting funds for the self-help network Cannabis Medicine (SCM). We would like to promote ACM's outstanding work in this area and improve the general supply situation on the German market, "emphasizes Alexander Rieg, executive partner of GECA Pharma GmbH.

Further information about ACM's broad commitment and the various support options can be found at


Press contact GECA Pharma GmbH

Alexander Rieg

Executive Partner

Tel. +49 (0) 221 4230 67 44


About GECA Pharma GmbH

GECA Pharma GmbH is a pharmaceutical wholesaler based in Cologne, Germany supplies pharmacies nationwide with high-quality medical cannabis and thus makes an important contribution to the care of critically ill patients.

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