With Germany legalising cannabis, Europe is reaching a tipping point. Britain, take note | Steve Rolles

March 29, 2024 by theguardian.com

With Germany legalising cannabis, Europe is reaching a tipping point. Britain, take note | Steve Rolles

Germany's cannabis reforms were approved this week, decriminalizing possession up to 25g, legalizing home growing, and setting a framework for non-profit associations to supply cannabis. The country's move echoes a global trend towards legalizing recreational cannabis, impacting over half a billion people. Germany initially planned a commercial market like Canada's but revised it to comply with international and EU laws. This shift towards "legalization-lite" mirrors reforms in Czech Republic and Luxembourg, influenced by Malta's non-commercial model.


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.
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