by Nina Zdinjak, Benzinga Staff Writer
This European Country Is Expected To Have Millions Of Medical Marijuana Patients, Say Experts
George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
When it comes to reforming stagnant marijuana attitudes and laws, institutional change needs to keep pace with shifts in society, which in 2023 is rejecting decades of stigma and wants justice for the failed War on Drugs. These societal changes are happening on the new and old continent as well.
In Europe, for starters, the second most populous country, Germany, is set to legalize marijuana in 2024 with the final vote scheduled for spring. The Netherlands recently launched legal marijuana as part of a four-year trial, while two recreational cannabis pilot projects in Switzerland reached the sales phase in December.