Germany to legalise cannabis in economy-boosting bid after Merkel departure


The political parties known as the “traffic light” coalition are pushing for a change in legislation which will mean that the sale of cannabis in Germany will be legal for consumption purposes.

According to German news outlet Der Spiegel, a representative of the working group tasked with evaluating the policy change said: “We are introducing the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes in licensed shops.”

The sale of cannabis for recreational purposes has so far remained illegal in Germany.

The initial report released suggests that the policy will be revisited after four years to assess its social impact.

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