Cannabis Will Be Legalized for Medical Purposes in Germany

Summary and opinion by Wendy Anderson.

The health minister of Germany said last week that they will be legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes by early next year. Possibly by the Spring of 2017. 

Hermann Groehe, who will be presenting the legislation to the cabinet, stated that cannabis was not an “inoffensive substance” and made sure to emphasize that the cannabis will be available in pharmacies with a prescription only. He also said the cannabis will be imported until they have supervised plantations set.

At the moment in Germany cannabis is a class B drug and anyone caught with possession of cannabis could get up to 5 years in prison and an unlimited fine. Police are given more control in some areas to apply the laws as they see fit, which tends to have more lenient effects.

This will be even more progression in the global movement to bring cannabis into the medical treatment realm and out of the dark realms of misconceptions such as cannabis being an offensive substance. When it is really a beneficial treatment in many ways.

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