17/11/2023  BEN STEVENS

Germany’s landmark Cannabis Act (CanG), which would establish an adult-use cannabis framework in the  European Union’s most populous country, has been pushed back by a number of months.

Following suggestions from local and social media earlier this week, the delay of the final reading of the bill, originally set to take place this week, has been officially confirmed.

This means that plans repeatedly cited by the traffic light coalition to bring the bill into law by January 01, 2024, have now been scrapped, with the industry now expected to have to wait until at least March, 2024 for the bill to be enacted.

While those working on the groundbreaking legislation have suggested the extra time is necessary to ensure the act is able to achieve its core aims, ‘far reaching changes’ are still required, and questions have been raised around potential further delays.