Two thirds of Germans are against cannabis legalization, survey shows

Whereas the CDU and CSU are fundamentally opposed to the drug’s legalization, parties such as the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Green party support it
The Local (Germany)
Monday, November 13, 2017

63 percent of German citizens are opposed to the legalization of marijuana, a new survey released by research institute Forsa has found. 34 percent of Germans believe that adults should be able to purchase cannabis for their own use in specialist shops, the survey findings moreover reveal. While 72 percent of people over the age of 60 support continued prohibition, 43 percent of those under 30 were pro-legalization. A 2015 Forsa survey conducted for German news magazine Stern, 61 percent of Germans said they thought the sale and consumption of hashish (a drug made from cannabis) should continue to be banned.