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Traffic light turns green for the legalisation of cannabis in Germany

Nov 27, 2018
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This might be a turning point for the whole EU. Previously, the legalisation (not just decriminalisation) of Cannabis was discussed in Germany at the state level, in which the majority of states were "for", whereas the federal government were "against", which would have led to the vey messy situation that is currently in the US, where federal and state laws regarding cannabis are often actively in contradiction with each other.

But it looks like cannabis legalisation is on the table as a part of the attempt to form a new government, which needs to happen sooner rather than later. And this might end up being a tipping point for the EU overall.

Any opinions?


Smoking weed is set to become legal in Germany. Negotiations between the three presumptive parties of government have been ongoing since the election last September, and now it has been revealed that a working group with representatives from all three parties of the “traffic light” coalition (SPD, FDP & Greens) have agreed to legalise the recreational consumption of cannabis.


(Apologies for the source of this information - The ExBerliner is a usually pretty awful news source, and the journalistic style is annoying as hell, but in this case , they've got the article)

 

milipod

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This might be a turning point for the whole EU. Previously, the legalisation (not just decriminalisation) of Cannabis was discussed in Germany at the state level, in which the majority of states were "for", whereas the federal government were "against", which would have led to the vey messy situation that is currently in the US, where federal and state laws regarding cannabis are often actively in contradiction with each other.

But it looks like cannabis legalisation is on the table as a part of the attempt to form a new government, which needs to happen sooner rather than later. And this might end up being a tipping point for the EU overall.

Any opinions?


Smoking weed is set to become legal in Germany. Negotiations between the three presumptive parties of government have been ongoing since the election last September, and now it has been revealed that a working group with representatives from all three parties of the “traffic light” coalition (SPD, FDP & Greens) have agreed to legalise the recreational consumption of cannabis.


(Apologies for the source of this information - The ExBerliner is a usually pretty awful news source, and the journalistic style is annoying as hell, but in this case , they've got the article)

Good.
 

Statsman

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This might be a turning point for the whole EU. Previously, the legalisation (not just decriminalisation) of Cannabis was discussed in Germany at the state level, in which the majority of states were "for", whereas the federal government were "against", which would have led to the vey messy situation that is currently in the US, where federal and state laws regarding cannabis are often actively in contradiction with each other.

But it looks like cannabis legalisation is on the table as a part of the attempt to form a new government, which needs to happen sooner rather than later. And this might end up being a tipping point for the EU overall.

Any opinions?


Smoking weed is set to become legal in Germany. Negotiations between the three presumptive parties of government have been ongoing since the election last September, and now it has been revealed that a working group with representatives from all three parties of the “traffic light” coalition (SPD, FDP & Greens) have agreed to legalise the recreational consumption of cannabis.


(Apologies for the source of this information - The ExBerliner is a usually pretty awful news source, and the journalistic style is annoying as hell, but in this case , they've got the article)

I've always felt that there was one simple way to start combatting the illegal drug trade.
 

Jaysus

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It’s a positive move.

It takes the illegal sale, and ergo, profits, out of the hands of criminal gangs, and puts it into the hands of legitimate agricultural and horticultural businesses.

It offers the consumer a regulated quality product with choices between indica or sativa, thc levels, smoke or edible.

It creates a new avenue for taxable revenue for the government.

It will also remove the stigma around “weed smokers”.
 

danger here

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I'm a bit green but was reading there that Germany being Germany ( a bureaucratic, fax machine-ridden joint) , it needs about four years to be fully legalized in law from high up, after the CDU are finally weeded out after that dope Laschet's attempt to be BK. I wouldn't personally have any interest, but it's common sense to legalize it of course, that's how society should roll instead of heretics getting stoned. The grass is always greener, as they say.

 
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Jaysus

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I'm a bit green but was reading there that Germany being Germany ( a bureaucratic, fax machine-ridden joint) , it needs about four years to be fully legalized in law from high up, after the CDU are finally weeded out after that dope Laschet's attempt to be BK. I wouldn't personally have any interest, but it's common sense to legalize it of course, that's how society should roll instead of heretics getting stoned. The grass is always greener, as they say.

That’s tearing the arse out of it.
 
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