Germany's next government aims to legalise recreational cannabis

The German example could inspire other European countries
Reuters (UK)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

cannabis germany2Germany could become the first European country to legalise cannabis and authorise its sale for recreational purposes, according to a coalition agreement for a new government struck by three parties. Many European countries, including Germany, have legalised cannabis for limited medicinal purposes. Others have decriminalised its general use, while stopping stopping short of making it legal. The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), Green and libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) agreed to introduce legislation during their four-year term to create the controlled distribution of weed in licensed shops. "We would evaluate the (weed) law after four years for social impact," the pact read. (See also: ‘Controlled distribution’: How Germany will legalise recreational cannabis)