Germany: FDP increases pressure on cannabis legalization

January 11, 2023 from Spiegel

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is preparing the release of cannabis for adults, but the smaller coalition partner is not moving fast enough. According to the FDP, there is also a need to talk about the nuclear power plant operating times.

The FDP is pushing the pace of the planned cannabis legalization. “We want accordingly as soon as possible a bill,” said the health policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, Andrew Ullmann, the “Tagesspiegel “. The controlled release of cannabis for recreational purposes has been set as the goal of the coalition, said Ullmann.

One could “not wait forever for us to receive signals from Europe in advance until we finally take legislative action,” said Ullmann. The path of the traffic light coalition is “legal and legitimate” and will exist accordingly in Europe, said the FDP politician. A week ago, the green health expert Kirsten Kappert-Gonther had already called for a bill in the near future.

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