In this episode of Bearstone Insights we were joined by Michael Klepacz, the founder of Natural Materials Unlimited, to discuss the development of the cannabis industry in Poland.
Historically, cannabis was widely used in Poland, but from the mid-20th century, the Polish government began imposing stringent restrictions on its cultivation, distribution and use. Today, looking at global changes in attitudes towards cannabis, the Polish government has removed some barriers to the provision of medical cannabis to patients.
Activists and investors are urging the government to further adjust medical cannabis policies.
Dorota Gudaniec, struggling to get cannabis-based medication for her epileptic son, attracted widespread public attention and sympathy for her advocacy on the rights of patients in need of treatment.
On the business side, the market has recently seen the acquisition of HemPoland by the Canadian company, TGOD, a signal of the prospects for the Polish cannabis market.
In this episode, we delve into the following topics:
- The history of cannabis industry in Poland.
- The current state of cannabis industry in Poland?
- The outlook for the future. Why is the market going to progress?
- The concerns associated with high costs of medicinal cannabis for patients.
- What does the cannabis market in Poland need to really take off?
Michael Klepacz is the CEO and Founder of Natural Materials Unlimited, as well as one of the foremost cannabis experts in Poland.
Natural Materials Unlimited is a Sustainable Product Design company focused on plant-based products and minimal waste. They are a triple bottom line company: Planet, People, Profit. The focus of the company is to leverage the fibre industry that is present in Europe. It aspires to use as many locally grown and sustainable materials as possible.