Martini Meinreiß is a former construction worker, who in his words, “got infected with the cannabis legalization virus” several years ago. His blond-white dreads speak of an earlier chapter in his life spent as a bit of an international adventurer. These days, when not working on cannabis-related diplomatic missions of all kinds, he can be found in his garden and with the grandkids (from several extended families).

He is also known as the “Cannabis Mayor” of Augsburg – the third largest city in the German state of Bavaria. So far, Mayor Meinreiß has spent his life savings and countless hours promoting cannabis legalization locally as well as around Germany and internationally.

When not pursuing local as well as national politicians with a zeal and instinct rivalling the keenest bloodhound, Mayor Meinreiß is moving things forward from his tiny office – a sloped and beamed room in his charming apartment at the top of a 400 year old house in the oldest part of Augsburg. He might be described as a bit of a “cannabis Hobbit,” except for the fact that he is well over 6 feet tall.

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