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Germany: New Personal Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Germany Starting April 1.

German Cannabis

Germany’s cannabis reforms have been approved, overcoming the final legislative hurdle when the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house, voted through the bill that passed with a huge majority in the Bundestag (lower house) last month.  Germany is a significant addition to the growing list of countries legalizing recreational cannabis. More than half a billion people now live in jurisdictions establishing legal adult access to cannabis for recreational use.

Historic Vote in Bundesrat

Germany has a long history of cannabis regulation, with strict laws that have been in place for decades.  In the early 20th century, cannabis was initially prohibited in Germany under the Narcotics Act of 1929.  During the following years, cannabis use remained illegal and was heavily stigmatized. However, in recent years, there has been a growing global trend towards cannabis legalization, leading to a reevaluation of Germany’s policies.  Lawmakers in Germany’s Bundesrat voted  to approve the national adult-use cannabis legalization measure, CanG.  The measure had previously been approved by the nation’s Bundestag in February.  The opposition within the Bundesrat sought to delay the implementation of adult-use cannabis legalization, but the successful vote ensures that the first provisions of the measure will take effect on April 1.

Provisions of Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Germany’s new cannabis legalization measure, CanG, includes provisions that allow adults to cultivate up to three cannabis plants in their private residences for personal use. In addition to personal cultivation, adults will also be allowed to possess up to 25 grams of cannabis. Although the law still has some stigmatizing and prohibitive details, it serves as a start towards a more progressive drug policy. The CanG measure, which will came into force on April 1, introduces a modern drug policy in Germany that prioritizes health protection and civil liberties. Implementation will change Germany and set an example for other European countries.

As public attitudes towards cannabis continue to shift, it is possible that the scope of legalization may expand to include other forms of cannabis products, such as edibles and extracts.  It is expected that the legal cannabis market will continue to grow and evolve, providing new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike. These provisions aim to empower individuals by giving them the freedom to cultivate and possess cannabis for personal use.

Introduction of Non-commercial Cannabis Clubs

As part of the ‘first phase’ of legalization, noncommercial cannabis clubs will be permitted in Germany to provide a social setting where adults can buy and consume cannabis. German residents age 18 and older will be allowed to join these nonprofit “cannabis clubs” with a maximum 500 members.  As part of membership, individuals will be allowed to buy up to 25 grams per day, or a maximum 50 grams per month — a figure limited to 30 grams for those under 21. Membership in multiple clubs won’t be allowed and the clubs’ costs will be covered by membership fees, which are to be staggered according to how much marijuana members use.

The introduction of non-commercial cannabis clubs aims to create safe and regulated spaces for adults to enjoy cannabis. The approval also reflects changing public attitudes towards cannabis, with an increasing number of Germans supporting its legalization. Furthermore, the approval of the bill will have economic implications, as it opens up opportunities for job creation and tax revenue generation through the legal cannabis market.

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