People gathered at midnight to smoke at the Brandenburg Gate – it is now legal to smoke cannabis in Germany | Foreign countries

People gathered at midnight to smoke at the Brandenburg Gate

According to the new law, people over the age of 18 are allowed to possess 25 grams of dried cannabis and cultivate three marijuana plants.

Three, two, one!

When the clock struck twelve on April 1st, hundreds of Berliners cheered and lit a pot of cannabis.

About 1,500 people had gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate Germany’s new law allowing recreational use and possession of cannabis by those over 18.

The amount is limited to 25 grams of dried cannabis. In addition, individuals are allowed to cultivate three marijuana plants.

The next phase of the law change will enter into force at the beginning of July. After that, legal cultivation communities, or so-called cannabis clubs, are allowed to give their members a maximum of 50 grams of cannabis per month.

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The German model is free on a European scale

According to the people gathered there, Germany has now taken a step in the right direction. After the change, Germany has one of the freest cannabis laws in Europe.

In addition to Germany, cannabis has been decriminalized in more than 20 EU countries. However, most countries allow use mainly for medical reasons or in small amounts.

Chancellor of Germany By Olaf Scholz the government has justified the legalization of cannabis by saying that it eradicates the black trade and reduces drug crime and the sale of impure drugs.

Among the parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) opposed the legalization of cannabis. Health organizations have also criticized the new law.

Sources: AFP, AP, Reuters