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The German Teachers' Association fears unfavourable penalties of partial hashish legalization. “In addition to the increased risk of psychosis in young people, cannabis consumption in particular can mean that school, learning material and the future professional future are no longer perceived as important,” mentioned affiliation president Stefan Düll. “In many cases, this means that those affected are still physically present in class, but are no longer mentally focused on the matter, and in some cases it also leads to increased absenteeism.” The controversial legislation comes into drive on Monday.

Düll referred to as for extra info. According to him, faculties and lecturers are already doing lots to attain this. “In general, more training opportunities for teachers and more resources and staff for schools are needed in order to be able to implement prevention across the board – even in the current situation of teacher shortages.”

“Partial legalization sends a false signal that cannabis consumption is harmless,” mentioned Düll. According to the affiliation's evaluation, it can most certainly result in greater consumption even within the age teams that ought to truly be protected. The passing on of Cannabis individuals underneath 18 stay prohibited, mentioned Düll. “But how do you reach the older population to make them understand how important it is for young people to comply with this ban?”

Cannabis use and site visitors

The parliamentary managing director of the Union parliamentary group within the Bundestag, Thorsten Frei, additionally sees hashish legalization as a risk to street security. “Especially for road traffic, the slogan must apply: zero tolerance for experiments,” he mentioned. The consumption of hashish adjustments notion and limits the power to react. Drug consumption has “no place” in site visitors.

“How hastily the law is introduced can also be seen in the fact that many follow-up questions have not yet been resolved,” criticized Frei. In addition to the well being dangers, particularly for younger individuals, the legislation is an “enormous” extra burden for the police and judiciary. “As a result of the amnesty regulation contained in the law alone, over 100,000 criminal files have to be processed in the judiciary and, in some cases, total sentences have to be recalculated. And this despite the fact that thousands of positions are already missing in courts and public prosecutor's offices.”

The Union rejects the legislation “in principle,” Frei added. In the occasion of a change of presidency, she would reverse it.

Driving underneath the affect of medicine is usually prohibited

The legislation on the partial legalization of hashish permits possession and managed cultivation for personal use, though with quite a few restrictions. Possession of 25 grams of dried hashish in public areas stays unpunished. Cultivation and distribution ought to initially be made potential by way of cultivation associations. Up to 50 grams and three vegetation are allowed for house cultivation. Convictions recorded within the Federal Central Register of Justice for hashish offenses which are not punishable may be deleted on the request of these affected.

Driving a motorcar underneath the affect of medicine is usually prohibited on the street. An unbiased group of specialists from the Federal Ministry of Transport has advocated a restrict of three.5 nanograms per milliliter of blood serum for the hashish lively ingredient THC. The cause for this was, amongst different issues, the lengthy detection instances for hashish: sooner or later, drivers ought to solely be prosecuted if the consumption occurred “with a certain temporal connection” to driving. In order to introduce the proposed restrict worth, the Road Traffic Act should now be modified.