A proposal presented by health and agriculture ministers in Germany revealed a scaled-back plan for cannabis legalisation in the country
Ministers in Germany have presented a different plan for legalisation of cannabis in the country, in comparison to what was announced before, after a new proposal was made by the heath and agriculture ministry.
According to the new proposal, cited by EuroNews on Wednesday, April 13, limited amounts of the drug has been decriminalised, as Karl Lauterbach stated that the country´s “previous drug policy has failed”.
The proposal is much different from what was expected earlier, which was expected to introduce some of the most liberal cannabis laws in Europe.
As per official reports, the proposal was revised after talks with the European Commission.
Lauterbach had earlier stated that Germany will only introduce the “liberal laws”, if the EU approved them.
He said, “The initial objectives of the proposal had not changed, with the government aiming for safer consumption, stopping the black market and better protection of young people”.
As per the proposal, “The first part of the plan would create non-profit associations whose members could cultivate the plant for personal use under the supervision of public authorities.”.
Euronews states that “the creation of these cannabis clubs will be the subject of a bill that will need to be passed by MPs”.
Through this process of legalisation, individuals would be allowed upto 26 grams of cannabis for personal used, and three plant will be allowed to grow per adult.
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