Germany: Cannabis legalization becomes election campaign issue

After Germany's upcoming parliamentary election, drugs legalization looks set to be a new issue on the political agenda
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Saturday, June 26, 2021

germany cannabis flagWith watershed elections looming in Germany, some politicians are talking about a new approach to drug control. The opposition Free Democrats (FDP), for whom civil liberties are a major issue, have called for the limited and legal sale to adults of "cannabis for leisure consumption." In view of growing global sales of cannabis for medical purposes and private pleasure, the business-friendly FDP is even looking to turn "Cannabis Made in Germany" into a lucrative export product. Four of the six parties currently represented in the Bundestag, the German parliament, are committed to backing an end to the cannabis prohibition policy.