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August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hanfparade – Demonstration for the Legalization of Cannabis. “Hanf” is German for “hemp.” The Hanfparade is a German-wide pro-Cannabis march in Germany. Every year in August, we gather for the legalization of Cannabis as a resource, medicine, and recreational drug. There were 10.000 to 13.000 participants from all over Germany and the world to the Hanfparade in last year. We want to top it this year so: tell your friends, bring your friends!
Demonstration für Cannabis als Rohstoff, Medizin und Genussmittel in Berlin
Die wichtigsten Eckdaten für die Hanfparade 2019:
Die Hanfparade ist die größte Demonstration für die Legalisierung von Cannabis als Rohstoff, Medizin und Genussmittel in Deutschland.
Sie findet seit 1997 jährlich in Berlin statt. An der letzten Hanfparade am 12. August 2018 beteiligten sich mehr als 10.000 Menschen.
Die nächste Hanfparade findet am Samstag, den 10. August 2019 in Berlin statt.
Wir starten und enden im Jahr 2019 am selben Ort! Los geht es um 12 Uhr am Neptunbrunnen, in unmittelbarer Nähe zum S+U Bahnhof Alexanderplatz mit dem weltberühmten Berliner Fernsehturm.
„Legalisation only with you!” is the motto of the 23nd Hanfparade
When it comes to cannabis as a raw material, stimulant and medicine, there is a significant information deficit in the population. We want to counteract this effectively, which is why we want to focus this year on education in every aspect of the versatile plant Cannabis.
What we want
To make the plant hemp known and interesting again in the full range of its uses and to reduce the prejudice and stigmatization, which are still widespread among the German people.
Pushing Hemp for every-day and industrial use
Hemp still suffers from the stigmatic perception of it being a “drug plant”. Despite a wide range of promising uses, for example as clothing, building materials or food, hemp is usually associated with the backward misinformation of supposed education campaigns. The Hanfparade 2018 is opposing this misinformation by a large Hemp-as-utility area and a hemp mile with information booths, on which the full application range of this diverse plant will be presented.
Easy access to Cannabis as medicine
Since 2017, health insurance companies in Germany are obliged to pay for medical cannabis treatment. But it remains a time-consuming and exhausting act for the patients in desperate need of therapy to get medical cannabis. We demand a massive reduction in bureaucracy and the right to grow our own medical hemp!
Legalize Cannabis as a recreational drug
Cannabis use is less likely to present risks to the individual and society than the use of legal drugs alcohol and nicotine. Although this was found to be true by the German constitutional court in 1994, Hemp is still heavily regulated and the narcotics act (BTMG) prohibits the possession, trade, and production of the THC containing varieties, allegedly for the protection of health. However, this protection is ineffective due to the lack of effective black market controlling measures. Consumers are damaged by cutting agents and other contaminants. One aim of the Hanfparade 2018 is, therefore, to show to as many people as possible that the ban has worse consequences than the consumption itself. Furthermore, effective youth protection can only be achieved through a regulated market.