German cannabis legalisation plans could be presented to the EU ‘in weeks’ says German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach

Leafie in the UK report that there night be movement on this quicker than expected….

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The German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said he is confident that the country’s plans to legalise cannabis for adult use could move ahead, after receiving “very good feedback” from the European Commission.

EU approval for Germany’s cannabis bill is one of the few remaining stumbling blocks, due to concerns as to whether legalisation would be in line with European law. During a meeting on Tuesday, Lauterbach told a meeting of EU counterparts that the plans had now been checked by the European Commission.

According to a report by NTV, Lauterbach suggested that a bill to legalise cannabis in Germany will be presented in the next few weeks. “We will soon present a proposal that works, that is, that conforms to European law,” he said.

In October 2022, Germany presented the European Commission with a draft bill to ensure that the legislation change would fit in with European and global drug law. The country has been confident it can legalise cannabis after the 2021 general election handed power to the so-called traffic light coalition of ruling parties. The coalition is made up of the SPD, Greens and FDP, all of who campaigned for wider adult access as part of their election manifesto.

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German cannabis legalisation plans could be presented to the EU ‘in weeks’

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