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Germany Introduces Proposed Legislation for the Legalization of Cannabis




BERLIN (AP) — In a landmark move, Germany's Cabinet granted approval on Wednesday to a proposal aimed at relaxing regulations surrounding cannabis, paving the way for the European Union's most populous nation to decriminalize the possession of limited quantities of the substance and permitting members of “cannabis clubs” to procure it for recreational use.

This legislative initiative constitutes the initial phase of a two-part strategy and awaits parliamentary endorsement. Nevertheless, the Cabinet's green light signifies a substantial advancement for a noteworthy reform endeavor under Chancellor Olaf Scholz's socially progressive coalition, though it falls notably short of its original aspirations.

The proposed bill, anticipated to be operational by year-end pending approval, envisions the legalization of recreational cannabis possession, allowing for up to 25 grams (nearly 1 ounce) in quantity, as well as permitting individuals to cultivate up to three cannabis plants for personal use.

Residing individuals aged 18 and above would be granted eligibility to participate in nonprofit “cannabis clubs” with an upper limit of 500 members each. These clubs would be authorized to cultivate cannabis for the exclusive personal consumption of their members.


Lydia K. (Bsc. RN) is a cannabis writer, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. Currently, she is a regular writer for Mace Media. In the past, she has written for MyBud, RX Leaf & Dine Magazine (Canada), CBDShopy (UK) and Cannavalate & Pharmadiol (Australia). She is best known for writing epic news articles and medical pieces. Occasionally, she deviates from news and science and creates humorous articles. And boy doesn't she love that! She equally enjoys ice cream, as should all right-thinking people.