DE: Hemp Association suggests licensed shops should sell MMJ instead of pharmacies

In the coalition agreement, the Ampel parties have agreed on the legalization of recreational cannabis. The German Hemp Association (DHV) has presented its legalization concept for the upcoming political discussions on implementation. One position: Not the pharmacies should take over the sale, but state-licensed specialist shops

Political talks on implementing the agreed controlled sale of cannabis to adults could soon begin in Berlin. The DHV, as the largest advocacy group for advocates of legalization, wants to bring the views of consumers and activists into the discussion with its concept. One sees oneself as a counterweight to entrepreneurial interests and fundamentally negative forces.

In principle, the DHV advocates the legal sale of cannabis from the age of 18. “Our guiding principle here: In principle, there is no reason to regulate cannabis more than alcohol. For adults, in particular, the risk of cannabis consumption is lower than that of alcohol. Consequently, regulatory proposals that are being made here for cannabis should also apply to alcohol and tobacco.”

All proposals relate to hemp products with a THC content higher than that prescribed by the EU for industrial hemp and which are therefore suitable for producing an intoxication. "Currently that's 0.3 percent THC, although we're proposing a modest increase in that level. Even a slightly higher value would rule out consumption as an intoxicant, but allow farmers and producers to use the full potential of the plant.”


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