Germany legalises possession of cannabis for personal use

February 29, 2024 by theguardian.com

Germany legalises possession of cannabis for personal use

Germany has legalized growing and holding limited amounts of cannabis for personal use, becoming one of the few countries to do so. Individuals can now cultivate up to three plants and possess up to 50g at home and 25g in public. The law aims to tackle the black market and protect young people, despite opposition concerns about increased drug use. The change, effective April 1, includes regulations on cannabis clubs and restrictions near educational institutions. This move makes Germany the third EU country to legalize cannabis, with implications for medicinal use globally and close monitoring of its impact expected.


19.60% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 14.0 million current smokers in Germany 22.30% of men are current smokers but only 17.10% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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