Cannabis legal in Germany – level 3

29-02-2024 07:00

Germany recently joined a select group of nations legalizing cannabis, allowing individuals and voluntary associations to cultivate and possess limited amounts of the drug.

The law permits growing up to three plants for personal use and owning up to 25 grams of cannabis. Additionally, non-commercial cannabis production is sanctioned for cannabis clubs with a maximum of 500 adult members. The government aims to combat the black market and enhance youth protection with this move. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach defended the law, citing the need to address rising cannabis use among young people and the increasing potency of street drugs.

Despite criticism from the opposition, the law aims to regulate cannabis use while maintaining restrictions on its consumption near schools and playgrounds.

Difficult words: cultivate (to prepare the land and grow something on it), sanctioned (permitted), potency (the power or strength).

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What restrictions does the new cannabis law in Germany impose on its consumption near schools and playgrounds, and why was this measure implemented?


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