marijuana in german


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Is Weed Legal in Germany?

“Das Gras,” the German word for weed, has undergone some legislative changes in recent years. Germany marijuana laws were modified on March 10, 2017, when the country legalized the prescription of cannabis to seriously ill patients even if other treatment options are available. An amendment to the Narcotics Drugs Act ( Betäubungsmittelgesetz ) enacted the change, which also includes covering the cost of treatment through patients’ health insurance. Legalization of medical use is the first movement on cannabis since a 1994 court ruling that shifted enforcement away from criminal penalties provided the amount held is “small,” as specified by individual German states.

Is Weed Legal in Berlin?

Recreational marijuana is illegal in the city-state of Berlin, but medical marijuana is permitted in accordance with German marijuana laws.

A survey of the existing medical market at the beginning of 2018 reported 13,000 applications were submitted by patients after the medical-use legislation went into effect in March 2017.

Most recently, Germany opened applications for cultivators and will select a maximum of 13 companies to provide a steady supply for the medical German market.

View the marijuana laws & regulations for Germany.