In December 2021, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s German coalition government took office.
The three socially liberal parties under the coalition deal have penned a lot of promises for the German people.
Launching recreational cannabis sales
Germany’s government is starting to roll out plans for its upcoming cannabis
The pro-pot move was created to “help ensure quality control” and protect young people from purchasing unregulated cannabis
Once cannabis sales launch, the government also noted that an examination of the legislation’s “social effects” would take place four years down the line.
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Sources note that The Health Ministry is currently holding expert hearings on the forthcoming legislation. The hearings will comprise more than 200 representatives in different fields;
During the hearings, experts will discuss how they can ensure the protection of
Once today’s hearing and the four others are complete, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said he would create draft legislation sometime in the second half of 2022.
In a press release, government drug czar Burkhard Blienert said that he, alongside many others, “have worked for years toward us in Germany finally ending the criminalization of cannabis consumers.”
He added that Germany is finally “beginning a modern and health-oriented cannabis
The expert hearings are scheduled for June and July, with legal cannabis sales to follow later this year.