Scholz’s SPD puts cannabis legalisation on hold

The initial law would have allowed personal cultivation and possession of certain amounts for adults from 1 April 2024
Euractiv (Europe)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

germany cannabis legalisierungGermany’s plans to legalise cannabis appear to be in limbo after the Social Democratic Party of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s three-party coalition announced that the law will not be passed this year as initially planned. Plans to hold a vote on the law in mid-December, as agreed on this summer between coalition members, the SPD, the Greens and the liberal SPD, have now been put on hold. The suspension of the vote appears to have been mainly the result of internal tensions, with several SPD MPs threatening to vote against legalisation because they felt their concerns had not been considered.