Traffic gentle coalition agrees on compromise on hashish legalization | EUROtoday

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As of: February 2, 2024 9:22 a.m

When a brand new pope is elected, white smoke rises as an alternative of black. Accordingly, after lengthy discussions, a compromise on hashish legalization has now been reached. If the Bundestag and Bundesrat agree, weed may be smoked legally from April.

The visitors gentle coalition has resolved its disagreements over the deliberate legalization of hashish. The regulation might come on April 1st, the deputy parliamentary group leaders Konstantin Kuhle (FDP), Maria Klein-Schmeink (Greens) and Dagmar Schmidt (SPD) informed the dpa information company. However, the regulation should first cross by way of the Bundestag.

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) had named the week from February nineteenth to twenty third for the regulation to be handed in parliament. The Federal Council additionally nonetheless has to take care of the plans.

“Prevention strengthened, child and youth protection improved”

The three parliamentary group vice-presidents stated: “The regulations are a real milestone for a modern drug policy that strengthens prevention and improves health, child and youth protection.” In addition, customers can be decriminalized and the black market can be successfully combated.

The results of the regulation on little one and youth safety in addition to on organized crime ought to be evaluated “in a timely manner”. The experience of the Federal Criminal Police Office also needs to be included.

No important modifications

According to visitors gentle coalition circles, no important modifications have been made to the content material of the unique plans.

The SPD, Greens and FDP had already agreed in November to take away hashish from the checklist of banned substances within the Narcotics Act. Home cultivation and possession of sure quantities of the drug can be permitted for adults from April 1, 2024. Clubs for collective cultivation ought to be attainable on July 1st.

Legalization is a venture from the visitors gentle coalition settlement. However, home politicians from the SPD specifically had expressed issues in January as to why the regulation couldn’t but be handed within the Bundestag.