Proposed Cannabis Legalization Policies Outlined by German Government

The German government has laid out its strategy for nationwide adult-use marijuana legalization which includes guidelines for possession of up to 20 grams and home cultivation of up to two plants.

 

The purchase and possession of 20 grams of cannabis by anyone over the age of 18 should not be considered a crime, according to the Health Ministry’s proposals, according to the Australian Associated Press.

 

The plan would permit personal production of up to two plants and set a 15% THC limit on products that would be monitored in a report by Ganjapreneur. The proposal would also permit controlled sales and place restrictions on where dispensaries might open up shop, with a minimum distance from educational institutions and facilities for children and young people.

 

Individuals under the age of 18 who are found in possession of cannabis would not face criminal penalties, but juvenile welfare authorities could suggest that the youth take part in preventative programs, and the cannabis would be seized, according to the report.

 

It is vital to emphasize that the information available so far is from a leaked file, not the final version, and should be regarded with caution, according to Niklas Kouparanis, CEO of Bloomwell Group, the largest cannabis company in Germany.

 

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