Germany’s ‘quasi legalization’ cannabis law approved; medical boost expected

Germany’s chief legislative body on Friday approved a landmark recreational cannabis bill that’s being simultaneously hailed as a generational milestone and “quasi legalization” because the new law stops short of implementing a framework for the distribution and retail sale of adult-use products.

Germany to legalize marijuana by April, top official says

Germany’s health minister believes marijuana legalization will become a reality in the country this spring.

Vote on Germany’s cannabis law delayed until 2024

Germany’s parliament won’t have an opportunity to put the first phase of the country’s pending cannabis legislation to a vote this year.

Vote delayed on Germany’s recreational cannabis legislation

A vote on Germany’s watered-down bill to legalize some recreational cannabis use has been delayed until at least December.

Germany’s cannabis insurance payouts hit 51 million euros in first quarter

Insurance reimbursements for medical cannabinoid products in Germany continued to grow in the first quarter of 2023, showing that Europe’s largest economy continues to see a gradual expansion of its cannabis industry – now one of the largest in the world.

Germany’s scaled-back cannabis law still faces EU hurdles

Germany’s cannabis ambitions could still be partially incompatible with European Union law, even though Berlin significantly scaled back the initiative, according to the country’s parliamentary research unit.

Germany publishes first draft law for recreational cannabis

The German government published the draft law for the first pillar of its cannabis legalization process that will govern private and communal marijuana cultivation for recreational purposes.

Germany’s first cannabis bill to reach Cabinet this summer, report says

Germany intends to split its planned cannabis reforms into at least two separate draft laws, the first of which is expected to reach the federal Cabinet in mid-August.

Details emerge about Germany’s ultra-regulated recreational cannabis clubs

The German government is preparing a draft law that would highly regulate so-called cannabis clubs – associations that would not produce profits – potentially leaving very little room for making money for even ancillary businesses.

Germany unveils scaled-down recreational cannabis legalization plan

The German government is backpedaling on its plan to implement nationwide recreational cannabis legalization, instead opting for a two-track, scaled-down approach with limited commercial opportunities – for now.

Germany might pivot to ‘cannabis legalization light’ amid EU pushback

The German government might be having second thoughts about its plans to pursue full-fledged adult-use cannabis legalization in Europe’s largest economy.

Germany imports record amount of marijuana, but growth slows

Germany imported a record amount of marijuana for medical and scientific use in 2022, according to new data from the country’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.