Germany: Political Parties Reach Agreement On Deal To Legalize Cannabis For Adult Use


ICBC writes…. News broke today that an agreement has been struck in Germany to legalize cannabis for adult use and to create a regulated adult-use cannabis industry framework. Momentum for adult-use legalization in Germany was picking up steam leading up to the last election, which was discussed at length at our last conference in Berlin where we hosted a historic bipartisan discussion about cannabis policy in Germany featuring panelists representing all major political parties in Germany. Members of the incoming governing coalition comprised of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP), and the Greens are reportedly introducing the measure in the upcoming session. Per Spiegel (translated from German): According to SPIEGEL information, the traffic light parties want to legalize the sale of cannabis for consumption purposes. The coalition working group on health and care agreed on this, as the Funke media group first reported. ”We are introducing the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for pleasure purposes in licensed shops,” stated the negotiators of the SPD , Greens and FDP in the result paper of the relevant working group. This controls the quality, prevents the transfer of contaminated substances and guarantees the protection of minors. According to the report, the relevant law is to be evaluated after four years with a view to its social impact. So far, the sale of cannabis for consumption purposes has been banned in Germany . The Greens and FDP have long been in favor of legal, regulated trade in cannabis. It is significant when any nation moves towards cannabis legalization and away from prohibition. However, Germany is a particularly large domino to fall. As of right now, only two countries have legalized cannabis for adult use – Uruguay and Canada. A number of countries are moving towards legalization, including Luxembourg which recently announced plans to legalize in 2022. Switzerland allows low-THC cannabis products to be bought and sold, and court decisions in…

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