Finally possible again - conversations and personal exchange

From 19-20 June 2022, one of the world’s largest B2B cannabis conferences, the annual ICBC, took place in Berlin. Participants from over 80 countries used the event to refresh customer contacts and maintain the existing network in personal conversations. Together with WEECO Genetics, WEECO Pharma presented current breeds and new cooperation partners on a joint booth of around 150 sqm.

News from WEECO

The colleagues from Cannasouth in New Zealand, who recently signed a three-year supply agreement with WEECO Pharma, generated great interest. At the ICBC, WEECO Genetics announced a cooperation with Soma’s Sacred Seeds from the Netherlands. Soma has been a pioneer in cannabis breeding since the early 1970s, and numerous Cannabis Cup awards are impressive proof of the excellent quality of Soma’s breeding varieties. Furthermore, WEECO Genetics showed the new portfolio of IP-free cannabis strains from California for the legal cannabis market.

World premiere of WEECO and CANNASTORE

A special highlight of ICBC 2022 was the premiere of CANNASTORE, the first fully automated dispensing machine for cannabis products. For the first time, the system was exclusively demonstrated to trade visitors at the CANNASTORE stand. A team of WEECO experts developed the system together with the industry leader for dispensing machines within only two years. It can process up to 500 orders per hour and holds up to 40,000 units. First impressions of the CANNASTORE at ICBC 2022 can be found here.

WEECO CEO Tim Feike was a panel guest on the topic of "Cannabis Legalization on the Horizon in Germany".

There is probably no other topic that moves the industry as much as the upcoming cannabis legalisation process in Germany. The first round of expert hearings has been completed, so what happens next? WEECO CEO Tim Feike was a guest on the panel discussion at this year’s ICBC 2022 in Berlin. A recording of the panel discussion on the topic of “Cannabis Legalization on the Horizon in Germany” can be found here.

To all our customers, business and cooperation partners: Thank you for visiting us at this year’s ICBC 2022 in Berlin. See you soon at the next ICBC.

Your WEECO Team

World premiere at ICBC 2022 in Berlin

At this year’s ICBC, visitors to the WEECO stand can look forward to a world premiere. Together with Dispensary Concept GmbH, WEECO is presenting the first automated dispensing system specifically designed for cannabis products. The hardware system in its standard design is already known to many end customers, as it is used in several thousand German pharmacies, where it ensures the rapid dispensing of medicines. With automated medicine dispensers, waiting times for customers are reduced as the system automatically searches for the prescribed medicine while the pharmacist team can concentrate on customer advice.

Specially developed for cannabis dispensers

As cannabis products can differ greatly from standard pharmaceutical packaging depending on the application, the concept of the CANNASTORE was preceded by a two-year development and testing phase. Experts from WEECO, together with experts from a market leading company, designed a completely new version of the commercially available dispensing system for pharmacies. The result, the CANNASTORE shown at the ICBC, combines all the advantages of fully automatic input and output of a commercial pharmacy dispenser with robot technology. Special requirements such as special packaging or quantity units produced only for cannabis products were taken into account, as were special storage requirements.

Only six to twelve seconds from request to output - up to 40,000 units

Depending on the model, the CANNASTORE removes its goods fully automatically from the shelving system within six to twelve seconds and transports them to the goods issue area. Thus, at full capacity, up to 500 products per hour can be automatically ordered and provided. The quantity of dispensers or packaging units can be freely scaled according to requirements; the CANNASTORE can hold a maximum quantity of goods of up to 40,000 units.