Law comes into force in Germany that legalizes marijuana, allows planting at home and creates cannabis clubs

Law comes into force in Germany that legalizes marijuana, allows planting at home and creates cannabis clubs
Law comes into force in Germany that legalizes marijuana, allows planting at home and creates cannabis clubs
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Since 2017, Germany has already allowed the medicinal use of cannabis, and now legalization for recreational use further expands public policies

Photo: Picture-Alliance/dpa/B. Pedersen

This Monday, April 1st, a new law came into force in Germany that allows citizens over 18 to possess up to 25 grams of dried cannabis and grow up to three marijuana plants indoors.

Since 2017, Germany has already allowed the medicinal use of cannabis, and now legalization for recreational use expands public policies even further. The German decision follows in the footsteps of Malta and Luxembourg, which also legalized recreational use in recent years.

The celebration of the new law coming into force was evident in Berlin, with celebrations in front of the Brandenburg Gate. The new legislation is expected to have a significant impact on reducing cases of illegal marijuana possession, which were reported in alarming numbers by police last year.

However, the legalization of marijuana in Germany is a gradual change. From July 1st, citizens will be able to legally purchase marijuana in “cannabis clubs” established across the country. These clubs will have strict rules, including a limit of 500 members per club and a monthly quota of 50 grams of marijuana per person.

The government has set strict conditions, including restrictions on THC potency, a ban on smoking in certain areas and a requirement to reside in Germany for at least six months to join cannabis clubs.


The article is in Portuguese

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