Finally, there is some movement on Cannabis legalization in Germany: The German City of Bremen has decided to decriminalize the use of cannabis for adults.
The parties Die Grünen, SPD, Linken and FDP have decided in favor of decriminalization. The Christian Democrats were against.
Until now getting caught with cannabis would not only incur fines and penalties, but also voided ones drivers license. The Bremen government has decided that this will change. People caught with cannabis will only use their drivers license if they are clearly under the influence while driving.
With this move the Bremen government is moving towards a health based approach and away from a justice oriented approach. This allows for a more constructive spending of budget toward health and prevention.
The same parties in Bremen have previously announced they are exploring further-going measures towards legalization. This move may be a first sign that German drug policy is shifting.
Earlier this week a German court ruled that patients are allowed to cultivate cannabis even if the law prohibits this.
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