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28. June 2018 - Press Release


Cologne startup against supply shortage of medicinal cannabis


Cologne, June 28, 2018 - The importer GECA Pharma GmbH is now supplying pharmacies nationwide with high-quality medical cannabis, thus making an important contribution to the care of critically ill patients.


Multiple sclerosis, severe pain and nausea in chemotherapy - these are just a few indications for which medical prescription of medicinal cannabis as a drug has been possible since last year. Only in justified cases may health insurance companies refuse to accept the costs of treatment.


Since the cultivation of pharmaceutical grade cannabis in Germany has not yet begun, it is sourced exclusively from abroad. Canada and the Netherlands are the main exporting countries. Cologne-based start-up GECA Pharma GmbH specializes in importing Dutch cannabis flowers of the Bedrocan and Bedrobinol varieties, as well as the granulated cannabis products Bedica and Bediol.


"There are still uncertainties about prescribing and dispensing medicinal cannabis. GECA Pharma GmbH relies increasingly on personal service and is available to doctors, pharmacists and authorities as a competent and trust-full contact person. ", explains Alexander Rieg, the executive partner of GECA Pharma GmbH.


The customer-oriented company offers tailor-made solutions to pharmacies and medical facilities, ensuring a straightforward ordering and processing process. In the long term, GECA Pharma GmbH is aiming to import further high-quality cannabis products for medical purposes, in order to promote an expanded range of therapies in Germany.


Press contact

Alexander Rieg

Executive Partner

Tel. +49 (0) 221 4230 67 44



About GECA Pharma GmbH

GECA Pharma GmbH is a Cologne based start-up in pharmaceutical wholesaling and direct sales of pharmaceuticals and active ingredients. The GDP-certified (Good Distribution Practice) company specializes in the import of high-quality cannabis products. GECA Pharma GmbH has the wholesale license in accordance with § 52a of the German Medicines Act as well as the permission to handle narcotics, and thus fulfills all strict legal requirements for the handling of drugs and narcotics.

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