The Controversial Cannabis Law in Germany: Between the Beasts of Bureaucracy and the Prospects of Bold Change

A creative and professional warning from the Free Democratic Party of Germany to Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach about the planned cannabis law, which is expected to lead to an outbreak of bureaucracy.

In an interview published on Friday in the newspaper “Rheinische Post”, Kristine Lotz of the Free Democratic Party expressed her concern about the current law, which could create an unmanageable bureaucratic monster.

On the other hand, the spokesman for addiction and drug policy in the parliamentary group of the Free Democratic Party called for “long-term improvements” to adopt a fundamentally different approach to cannabis policy.

Cannabis Clubs in Germany

The Controversial Cannabis Law in Germany: Between Bureaucratic Hurdles and Prospects of Bold Change

Lauterbach calls for allowing the cultivation and distribution of cannabis within private associations known as “cannabis clubs,” on the condition that strict regulations are in place for supervision.

In addition, the law allows adults to possess up to 25 grams of cannabis and grow up to three plants for personal use.

Lauterbach also criticized the limits on personal drug possession, stressing that “the parliamentary group of the Free Democratic Party flatly rejects the idea of ​​setting a maximum possession limit.

After all, no one controls how many bottles of wine one stores in their cellar.

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