Should Germany legalize cannabis?

The Local (Germany)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

cannabis-germany2In Germany an estimated three million people use marijuana on a regular basis. A recent court ruling allowing "seriously ill" patients to grow their own cannabis has sparked a debate about the benefits of the ban. Although cannabis is still technically illegal in Germany, in most areas police officers turn a blind eye to "small amounts" for personal use, although what is considered "small" varies widely depending on the area of Germany. Some politicians, such as Green Party veteran Hans-Christian Ströbele, have called for an outright end to the ban.