How do cannabis clubs in Germany earn money? All about flat rates and membership fees

How do cannabis clubs in Germany earn money? All about flat rates and membership fees

The legalisation of cannabis in Germany is around the corner, probably from 01.01.2024. This upcoming change raises many questions, especially the one about how clubs and associations actually make money. In this article, we will dive deeper into the financial side of cannabis clubs in Germany.

Let's start with the basics. A cannabis club is financed in two main ways: through membership fees and flat-rate prices for the products offered.

Membership fees play a crucial role in financing the club. They allow members to be part of this community and enjoy the benefits offered. Whether monthly, quarterly or annually, the choice is up to the clubs themselves.

These membership fees form the backbone of a cannabis club's funding and ensure that the community is constantly growing and the benefits offered are maintained. The choice of payment period depends on the individual preferences of the members.

Now it gets interesting! If you want to receive cannabis in the club, you pay a flat rate for it. A simple and transparent model, without confusion about complicated subscription plans. You only pay for what you actually use.

Cannabis Joint

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Why is this model so attractive? Quite simply, it is uncomplicated! You don't have to go through a doctor. Instead, you become part of a welcoming community in the club and have the flexibility to decide how much you want and when. This could be the future of cannabis use.

But why is this system necessary? EU law does not currently allow the free, direct sale of cannabis as it is still classified as a narcotic. Therefore, the way to go is to regulate the "sale" via a model with credits or flat-rate prices. Germany has found creative solutions to meet the needs of its citizens while respecting the existing legal framework. In short, it is a clever way to reap the benefits of legalisation.

Flags of the European Union in front of the EU-commission building "Berlaymont" in Brussels, Belgium
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The basic fees and flat rates create transparency and convenience for members. For all clubs that are looking for a way to run their club 100% compliant or want to apply to clubs, we recommend taking a look at "Die Hanf-App" (engl. "the hemp app"). There you can create your club, search, register and comply with all legal requirements for cannabis clubs.

Stay tuned for more informative posts on our Signature Products Blog. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the world of cannabis in Germany.