Maximilian Plenert has been a cannabis patient since 2014 and is a member of the speaker team for the nationwide self-help network Cannabis as Medicine within the ACM. On June 1, 2014 he founded the Berlin Cannabis Patients Group, the oldest self-help group in this area that still exists. Maximilian Plenert has been active in drug policy for over 20 years. It all started with his commitment to the Green Youth and Green Party, where he shaped and sharpened the green program at federal level for years. He was employed as a scientific and technical employee at the German Hemp Association from 2009 to 2017. Maximilian is currently Managing Director of the KCG Competence Center Cannabis GmbH.