The German government is making moves to legalize cannabis in the country, but the move will still undergo approval test at the European Union.
The German cabinet has already approved the substance and others like tetrahydrocannabinol, removing it from drugs classified as narcotics.
“The purchase and possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis would be exempt from punishment.
“Private cultivation would be permitted to a limited extent and sale to adults in ‘licensed specialist shops’ and possibly also pharmacies would be possible,” the plan stated.
However, European rules on the handling of cannabis could stand in the way of legalisation in Germany.
The international legal framework offers “limited options for implementing the coalition’s project,” according to the plan approved by the cabinet.
In their coalition agreement, Scholz’s centre-left SPD, the Greens and the pro-business FDP had agreed to introduce “the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for consumption purposes in licensed shops.”