Angela Merkel's party mulls legalizing cannabis in Germany

Prominent members of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have begun to openly discuss legalizing marijuana in Germany
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Daniela LudwigGermany's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is openly considering a momentous u-turn in their party's attitude to the legalization of cannabis. "Cannabis could be freed for personal use, of course with controlled production and distribution," CDU interior policy spokesman Marian Wendt told the RND network. "The resources freed in the police and judiciary should be used to fight the illegal trade." Wendt's statement came after the German government's drug commissioner Daniela Ludwig also signaled a more liberal new drug policy in the conservative party. Ludwig, of the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), said in an interview, "We need to stop with the ideologically-charged black-or-white debates, because we won't get any further."