Supermodel and businesswoman Heidi Klum reportedly recently met Burkhard Blienert, Germany’s new drug commissioner, in a private meeting and expressed her support for the legalization of cannabis.
According to local media, Burkhard Blienert expected to discuss substance abuse issues with the Project Runway star and was surprised to hear Klum advocate for legalization.
It was also reported that Finn Hänsel, 30, founder and CEO of Berlin-based cannabis company Sanity Group, attended the meeting.
Germany legalized medical cannabis in 2017, and some of Canada’s largest licensed producers have supply deals with the country, including Canopy Growth, Aphria, Aurora, and Cronos Group.
In 2020, the country set a record by importing nearly 10,000 kilograms of medical cannabis. National production is developing in parallel and the first kilograms of German cannabis have recently arrived in pharmacies.
Earlier this month, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) tweeted that cannabis would be legal “soon”, as required by the new government’s coalition agreement which has pledged to legalize cannabis.
Burkhard Blienert is expected to play an important role in planning the implementation of legalization in the country, including setting up the supply chain and regulatory frameworks.
For her part, Heidi Klum has remained tight-lipped about the country’s legalization plans. The only relationship with cannabis that we know of him is the duo with Snoop Doog, a consumer and multi-investor in the field, recently in Germany with Cansativa.