29/11/2023  BY BEN STEVENS

Germany’s traffic light coalition has reportedly agreed on a number of significant changes to the country’s landmark cannabis act.

According to unofficial reports from various local media outlets published this week, the proposals are now due to be enacted in two separate parts, with decriminalisation and home cultivation allowed from March/April 2024, and the rollout of cultivation associations following in July 2024.

Further changes have been made to a number of core elements of the bill, including the 200m consumption ban, permitted quantities of possession, and crucially the country’s medical cannabis domestic cultivation framework.

While news of the new ‘simplifications’ have been positively received, the government’s failure to amend legislation regarding hemp could mean a ‘death blow’ for consumable products.

What happened?

Earlier this month, Business of Cannabis reported that fractures within the coalition working group responsible for hammering out the details of the CanG Act, set to establish an adult-use cannabis framework in the European Union’s most populous country, had seen the final reading of the bill postponed.


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