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Germany Is Looking for Its First-Ever (Legal) Pot Growers

Cannabis is increasingly being farmed for medicinal use.

Cannabis is increasingly being farmed for medicinal use.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Germany’s leap into homegrown medical marijuana is nothing if not orderly.

The government is moving to assure a local supply of the drug by giving out grower contracts for 10,400 kilograms (22,928 pounds) of pot over the next four years. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices’s so-called Cannabis Agency will choose between 79 bidders from growers by the end of June, the agency said on Monday.