Germany’s cabinet has recently passed a groundbreaking bill to legalize recreational marijuana use and cultivation, making it one of the most progressive cannabis laws in Europe. While the legislation is yet to pass parliament, it signifies a significant shift towards a more tolerant and enlightened approach to cannabis. As a long-term stoner and advocate for the legalization of cannabis, I can’t help but applaud this bold move.
Under the proposed law, adults would be allowed to possess up to 25 grams (0.88 oz) of marijuana, grow up to three plants, and purchase cannabis as “associates” of cannabis clubs. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government aims to undermine the black market, ensure product safety, and reduce drug-related crimes through this legislation. However, it’s important to delve deeper into the intricacies of Germany’s new cannabis laws and explore the reasons behind these changes.