Germany Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

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By a staggering vote of 407 to 226, German parliamentary members have decided to legalize recreational cannabis use in Germany for those aged 18 and above. 

On April 1st 2024, German residents will be able to grow up to 3 plants for their own private consumption, with up to 50g possession at home, and up to 25g in public.

Approximately 9% of the German population use cannabis in the current black market, making it a less reliable and more dangerous method of acquiring cannabis, which is often more expensive.

German officials hope that with this change in legalization, that they will be more able to provide better solutions than black market products, and to keep it out of the hands of German youth. 

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But not all involved were wanting this change. Democrat politician Tino Sorge questioned the effectiveness.

“You are asserting in all seriousness that by legalizing more drugs we will contain drug use among young people … That is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard.”

Only time will tell if the legalization of cannabis will help or hurt the current recreational cannabis market. With many countries legalizing recreational use of cannabis, the next fifteen years could lead to more and more countries jumping on the bandwagon.

What are your thoughts on legalization? Let us know in the comments!

The Emerald Harvest Team

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