25/01/2024  Andreas Schmid

No more alcohol for young people – traffic light addiction officer demands: “Generally set the age at 18”

Burkhard Blienert wants a “paradigm change” in drug policy: Specifically, this means allowing cannabis consumption and stricter rules on alcohol and tobacco, as the SPD politician explains in an interview.

Berlin – Burkhard Blienert has been campaigning for a new drug policy in Germany for years. In 2015, he was one of the first SPD politicians to talk about legalizing cannabis , and he was also actively involved in the medical grass law. He has been the federal government's addiction and drug commissioner for two years. As such, he acts as the traffic light's mouthpiece on drug issues. Current ongoing topic: cannabis.

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