Legalization of cannabis in Germany from April 2024

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The legalization of cannabis has been discussed in Germany for a long time. Now the time has finally come: Cannabis legalization is partially becoming a reality. From April 1, 2024, new regulations will come into force that affect the consumption, cultivation and possession of cannabis. In this article we take a closer look at the current developments and the effects of this cannabis legalization.

Cannabis legalization in Germany is partially there

The road to legalization was long and controversial. But now the Bundestag has passed the corresponding cannabis law and the Bundesrat has also agreed. This means that the possession and consumption of cannabis for adults is exempt from punishment under certain conditions. The aim is to curb uncontrolled trade on the black market and combat organized crime.

Where can you buy it as a consumer?

The new regulation stipulates that cannabis can initially be purchased through non-commercial cultivation associations or cannabis clubs. The sale of cannabis in licensed shops will not be possible for the time being.

The clubs and associations are allowed to give out a maximum of 50 grams per month and per member for their own consumption. The minimum age for membership is 18 years and there can be a maximum of 500 members per club. The distribution to members under the age of 21 is limited to a maximum of 30 grams per month.

Cannabis Legalization: Is Cultivation Legal Now?

When can you legally grow cannabis: What are the regulations?

With the use and possession of cannabis now partly impunity, but not the sale, many will begin to grow their own cannabis. There are also clear rules for the legal cultivation of cannabis: adults are allowed to grow up to three plants per person at home. Possession of up to 50 grams of cannabis and cannabis seeds for private cultivation is permitted. However, only 25 grams are allowed to be carried in public. Exceeding these amounts is punished as an administrative offense. Trading or selling home-grown cannabis to third parties is prohibited.

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What THC content is allowed?

An important aspect of legalization is the permitted THC content. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. According to the new draft law, cannabis purchased through cultivation associations or clubs may contain a maximum of ten percent THC. This is to ensure that consumption remains controllable.

Close-Up Cannabis Plant

Protection of minors in the law on the legalization of cannabis

The protection of minors plays a crucial role in the new law. Purchasing, possessing and cultivating cannabis remains prohibited for minors, but will not be prosecuted. Providing cannabis to minors remains a criminal offense. To protect minors, some penalties are being increased. Consumption in the immediate vicinity of young people and in certain public places such as schools and sports facilities is prohibited.

Further aspects of the legalization of cannabis in Germany

In addition to the points mentioned, there are other important aspects of legalization. This includes the question of cannabis consumption on the road. The Federal Ministry of Transport should promptly propose a limit value for the active ingredient THC in order to find an appropriate regulation.

In addition, previous convictions for possession or home cultivation of up to 25 grams of cannabis or up to three plants can be expunged upon application if the behavior is no longer punishable under the new law.

Click here to go to the official website of the Federal Ministry of Health for further information.