Five things to know about weed in Germany

A look at the basic facts
The Local (Germany)
Thursday, November 24, 2016

germany-cannabis-leaf-flagThe debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - court cases in recent years have granted permission to use the drug for medical purposes, and Germany's health minister hopes to officially expand these rights by 2017. But what else is there to know about the mystical herb in Germany? The amount that an individual can possess without being prosecuted varies across the 16 states. A poll by infratest dimap in 2014 on behalf of the German Hemp Association (DHV) showed that only 30 percent of people believed cannabis should be made completely legal.