Connect with us

International

Germany: Minister of Health to move forward with legalizing adult cannabis use

Published

em

Listen to this article
Photo: DR | globalno-aktualno.com

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach yesterday announced new measures on health care in Germany, which included the legalization of adult cannabis use in the country, according to the newspaper. Spiegel. Lauterbach told the handesblatt, who changed his mind about cannabis in the last two years. "I've always been an opponent of cannabis legalization, but I revised my opinion about a year ago." The Minister of Health now believes that the dangers of illegality outweigh the dangers of “recreational” reform.

Surprisingly, Lauterbach appears against the current, at a time when virtually all parties in the coalition wanted to postpone the discussion on the legalization of cannabis. Although legalization was highlighted in the electoral platform that put the coalition in power, for a long time there was an attempt to attack the taking of measures. But recently, the coalition's three partner parties have begun to publicly support the idea of ​​home cultivation as part of the initial reform law, in part in response to patients' difficulties in accessing medical cannabis.

According to Spiegel, the process for the controlled legalization of cannabis is expected to begin with several technical discussions between Federal Drug Commissioner Burkhard Blienert and national and international experts. “A draft law should follow in the second half of the year”, explained the Minister. The coalition wants to introduce a “controlled sale of adult cannabis for recreational purposes in licensed stores”, as stated in the coalition agreement.

Comment
Subscribe
Notify of
1 Comment
Inline feedback
View all comments
1 year ago

I'm glad to see that the global Cannabis market is starting to open up! Very optimistic about starting a cannabis distributor business in Europe.

Advertising


Watch the Documentary "Patients"

Documentary Patients Laura Ramos help us grow

Mais recentes

Opinion7 hours ago

The main mistake of legalization in Germany

German spring will arrive with new flowers. Germany is the third country in the European Union to fully legalize...

Events12 hours ago

Spannabis will once again host ICBC Barcelona from the 14th to the 17th of March

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) will open another edition of Spannabis, on March 14th, with the aim of...

Press Releases2 days ago

Porto, Matosinhos, Valongo and Paredes – Eight arrested for drug trafficking and more than 8000 doses of drugs seized

The Porto Territorial Command, through the Criminal Investigation Center (NIC) of Santo Tirso, between the 20th and...

National3 days ago

Portugal: GNR seizes 3 tons of hashish in the Guadiana River

The Coastal and Border Control Unit (UCCF) of the National Republican Guard (GNR) seized last Friday, the 23rd...

Events3 days ago

Spannabis 2024: Barcelona hosts the 20th edition of the largest cannabis exhibition in the world, from March 15th to 17th

Barcelona is preparing to host the 20th edition of Spannabis, the largest cannabis fair in the world, on the 15th,...

International6 days ago

Germany: Bundestag voted today in favor of legalizing cannabis, but Federal Council approval is still needed

The Bundestag debated and voted this afternoon on the project to legalize the personal use of cannabis in the country, with 407...

International1 weeks ago

Germany: Legalization will be discussed this Friday, the 23rd

The German Bundestag will finally deliberate on the legalization of cannabis for personal consumption in the country. The debate, which has been...

Hemp1 weeks ago

Hemp cultivation in the Azores will have an information session on Terceira Island

The Confraria Internacional Cannabis Portugal and CannAzores join forces to promote an Information Session on the Cultivation of...

Health2 weeks ago

CBD and CBC show promising results in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

A study published in the journal Cancers found that cannabis extracts rich in CBD (cannabidiol) can kill breast cancer cells...

International2 weeks ago

Ukraine: Zelensky signs bill to legalize medical cannabis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill legalizing medical cannabis in Ukraine, with the expectation that...