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Hanfparade – Demonstration for the Legalization of Cannabis

“Hanf” is German for “hemp”

The Hanfparade is the traditional and german-wide pro-Cannabis march in Germany. Every year in August we gather for the legalisation of Cannabis as 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!

This years motto is “Education instead prohibition” (Aufklärung statt Verbote) We meet at 11th of August 2018, 12am @ Alexanderplatz / next to Spandauer Street and Neptun Fountain.

Hanfparade is a march and a movement to push ideas on how the legalisation of Cannabis can be done. We fight for the human right to use Cannabis as resouce, medicine and recreational drug.


„Education instead prohibition”
is the motto of the 22nd Hanfparade at 11.08.2018

Both cannabis as a raw material, cannabis as a stimulant, and cannabis as a medicine, there is a significant deficit in information in the population. We want to counteract this effectively, in which we want to focus this year on education in many different areas.

What we want

To make the plant hemp known and intereseting again in the full range of their usefulness, also to reduce prejudice and stigmatization.

Pushing Hemp for every-day and industrial use

Hemp still suffers from the stigma of perception as 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. Hanfparade 2018 is opposing this misinformations by a large Hemp-as-utility area and a hemp mile with information stands, on which the full product range of this diverse plant will be presented.

Easy access to Cannabis as medicine

Since 2017, health insurance companies in Germany have had to pay for medical cannabis. But it remains a time-consuming and exhausting act for the needy to get cannabis medicine. We demand a massive reduction in bureaucracy and the right to grow our own medicinal hemp!

Legalize Cannabis as recreational drug

Cannabis use is less likely to present risks to the individual and society than the use of the legal drugs alcohol and nicotine. Nonetheless, the current prevailing policy on hemp ban by the Narcotics Act. Allegedly for the protection of health. However, this protection is exposed by the lack of controls and consumers are damaged by extenders or other contaminants. One aim of the Hanfparade 2018 is therefore to show 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.

Education instead prohibition! Legalize now!