6th Dec 2023


Report: EU laws could stop Germany legalising cannabis

The German government's plan to legalise recreational cannabis use could fall foul of EU laws, according to a legal analysis by the Bundestag leaked to German news website RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland. An EU Council decision from 2004 says cannabis sales should be criminalised. The free-travel Schengen-zone treaty, of which Germany is part, also calls for curtailment of circulation. Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Spain have found loopholes by part-legalising consumption.

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Can Green Deal survive the 2024 European election?

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