Although the bill still needs to be approved by Parliament, the decision is seen as a first step towards the legalization of marijuana in Germany.
The Government of Germany confirmed its approval of an innovative bill on the recreational use of cannabis. This decision not only paves the way for possible legalization, but is also accompanied by a campaign aimed at educating young people about responsible consumption, according to authorities.
_”Cannabis use is on the rise. Unfortunately, this also affects children and young people, young adults. That is, there is currently an increase in use without any response._We want to limit use and make it safer , especially for children and young people. But we don’t want to expand it,” said Karl Lauterbach, the German health minister.
The next legislation is awaiting a parliamentary vote. With it, those over 18 years of age will be able to buy and have in their possession up to 25 grams of cannabis.
For now, cannabis in Germany can be legally produced and used for limited medical needs. The proposed bill could put the country at the forefront of drug legislation in Europe, along with Malta and Luxembourg, where recreational cannabis will be legalized in 2021 and 2023, respectively.
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