Flora Growth Corp. Applauds Germany's Vote to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida--(Newsfile Corp. - February 26, 2024) - Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) ("Flora" or the "Company"), a cannabis focused consumer-packaged goods leader and pharmaceutical distributor serving all 50 states and 28 countries with 20,000+ points of distribution around the world, applauds the German parliament for voting in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreation use.

Flora's wholly-owned subsidiaries have been active in Germany since 2017, obtained the first medical cannabis license in Germany and are responsible for selling the first gram of medical cannabis in the country.

The law passed by Olaf Scholz's ruling party coalition legalizes cultivating up to three plants for private consumption, the possession of 50 grams of cannabis at one time at home, and 25 grams in public. Possession and cultivation are expected to be permitted by April 1, 2024, and not-for-profit social clubs to begin operation on July 1, 2024. The German parliament has also voted to declassify cannabis as a narcotic, ease narcotic prescription requirements and make patient access easier. The decision makes Germany the largest federally legal recreational and medicinal cannabis market in the world.

"The decision marks a historic day for cannabis in Germany. The legalization of recreational cannabis in Europe's leading economy and the easing of access to medicinal cannabis will benefit consumers and patients tremendously. On behalf of Flora, we welcome Germany's decision and look forward to playing an important role in the process," said Clifford Starke, Chief Executive Officer.

In August 2023, the Company announced a strategic partnership with TruHC Pharma GmbH ("TruHC"), a medical cannabis expert based in Hamburg, Germany, to grow market share in the country. TruHC holds an EU-GMP certification as an importer, distributor, and manufacturer of medical cannabis. TruHC's leadership has been pivotal in establishing Germany's medical cannabis landscape, including previously securing one of the first three cultivation licenses in the country.

"The reason for entering the strategic partnership with TruHC was to get organized and prepare for this day. We are now well positioned to execute on our plans," continued Mr. Starke.

"Our existing sales and distribution infrastructure in Germany is expected to provide us with an advantage as Germany's regulatory framework become more favorable to all stakeholders. Flora's German revenues are expected to be over 50% of consolidated revenues. With a clear political path towards legalization, we intend to adapt and execute on our business plan in the country," concluded Mr. Starke.

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About Flora Growth Corp.

Flora Growth Corp. is a cannabis focused consumer-packaged goods leader and pharmaceutical distributor serving all 50 states and 28 countries with 20,000+ points of distribution around the world. For more information on Flora, visit www.floragrowth.com.

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