Germany takes another step towards legalizing cannabis

Germany Seeks Tax Benefits by Legalizing Marihuana


R. Gelfenstein, In Germany, the personal use of marijuana is legal, but its sale is not yet legal. A new government plan specifies that the legal sale of cannabis would be restricted to adults only in licensed establishments.

According to a report by pro-cannabis activists, with legalization the country could raise an income of more than 4,000 million euros and generate 27,000 new jobs.

In this way, Germany could become the largest legal marijuana market in the world.

"We are introducing the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for pleasure in licensed shops," negotiators from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) said in the working group document. on the health of the coalition that has occurred in recent hours in the German press.

The new measure aims to control quality, prevent the transfer of contaminated substances and ensure the protection of minors, according to a report published by the German newspaper Funke, Germany would become the fourth European country after the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

"We repeatedly measure regulations against new scientific findings and align health protection measures," the agreement says.

According to a study by the University of Düsseldorf, cited by RTL, the legalization of cannabis would provide the German state with an additional 4.7 billion euros in tax revenue and savings in expenses linked to the fight against illegal sales. .

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