Germany Will Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization After Receiving ‘Very Good Feedback’ From EU, Top Official Says
A top German official says that the nation’s coalition government will move forward with plans to introduce a marijuana legalization bill, albeit with certain changes, after receiving “very good feedback” from the European Union (EU). Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Tuesday that a revised legalization proposal would be brought to the legislature “in the next few weeks,” according to a translation. Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved an initial framework for a legalization measure late last year, but the government wanted to get sign-off from the EU to ensure that enacting the reform wouldn’t put them in violation of their international obligations. Es geht voran! Der Gesundheitsminister will in den kommenden Wochen einen ersten Gesetzentwurf zur #Legalisierung von #Cannabis vorlegen. @Karl_Lauterbach habe "sehr gute Rückmeldungen" aus Brüssel bekommen. pic.twitter.com/OzluAV0fDw — Kristine Lütke MdB (@kristine_lutke) March 14, 2023 Officials with the European Commission affirmed that the country could take the step, Lauterbach said. However, he added that some changes would be made to the government’s initial plan. He didn’t specify what those revisions would look like, but said it will “take into account European regulations and what should or should not be notified.” The coalition government will seek to “comply with European legislation while maintaining their own objectives,” the health minister said. The primary objectives will be “reducing crime and to make cannabis use as safe as possible,” EuropaPress reported. Meanwhile, a separate marijuana legalization bill from progressive German lawmakers is set to receive a public hearing in the Bundestag Health Committee on Wednesday. The sponsors said the legislation is necessary to expedite the end of prohibition. However, the expectation is that the body will reject the alternative proposal in the interest of waiting to see what the government ultimately puts forward. While EU has evidently backed the basic idea of legalizing…
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