Before the Union was just an opposition party , there was no interest in making any changes within the House of Representatives. It was a real treat to be a member of the Bundestag in one of the most criminal countries in the world (in terms of drug-related criminal proceedings). After all, our politicians are hardly or not at all able to empathize with everyday problems.
And yes, every three minutes, at least one person within Germany was, and continues to be, prosecuted steadily and diligently. And of course this solely for the reason of getting the supposedly dangerous cannabis off the market and protecting the youth. It's just stupid that for decades more money has been spent on criminalization instead of looking for a worthy solution that is economically and significantly more relevant for the state than legal bribes from lobbyists. Well, it just takes a bit of effort to implement, rather than seeing a paycheck in the mailbox every 30 days. It is very likely that the CDU/CSU was just too risky to actually perceive a potentially, too big, drastic change, after all, the motto of the Union voters has always been that no changes are necessary, no matter in which area. In retrospect, of course, everything is always easier to judge, but it is now a fact that the Blues could have increased their long-established power, at least to four years, if they had at least given a green thumb as an election promise.
Benefits of illegalization
risk of illegalization
The halfway obvious dangers of a strictly implemented criminalization are, on the one hand, the frequently mentioned contaminated products, which without controlled delivery points will, in any case, be significantly more harmful and risky for consumers. For this reason, it has always been questionable to claim that the protection of minors would come first, according to the Union's former drug commissioners. That there were often deaths, especially in the past, in which cannabis was allegedly consumed, due to extenders such as bird sand or lead . Vogelsand and lead have been hard to find since 2010, after all it not only made customers addicted but also killed them, so new ideas were needed again. That's why it's common, even normal, on the black market to accept weed with glue , hairspray , liquid plastic , or sugar-treated water . These drugs will not kill their consumer directly, there is enough time until the dealer can sufficiently exploit the "stonehead" who is definitely getting sick. From time to time, however, people work with extenders that do not only become an acute danger after a certain consumption, but can already have devastating effects when consumed directly, so it also happens that there are some buds in circulation that have been diluted with glass are. Opium in hashish is also not uncommon, after all opium is in most cases a much more addictive substance than tetrahydrocannabinol, so some users are misled into believing that they are "only" THC dependent, but physical withdrawal is also expected can be deadly again. Speaking of physical withdrawals, there are numerous instances where potent supplements have been falsely marketed under the innocuous names of "CBD liquid". However, these "liquids" are not filled with natural cannabinoids at all, but contain extremely strong opioids, as can be seen in numerous documentaries on YouTube, here a popular video entitled "" Worse than heroin": What is behind the Fake CBD Liquid? from CTRL_F "
The Legal Madness of Cannabis
It can hardly be contemporary to put hard-working staff (citizens and nationals of Germany) under massive pressure through ill-considered laws, as is currently the case. It is therefore completely normal that, due to the high control rate, almost every supposed consumer is scrutinized. The subject of driver's license + MPU will be legally impossible to enforce in many situations, just imagine that theoretically 5% of hospital staff could have lost their driver's license due to such legal blockages, and then no longer go to work on principle would have occurred, as resentment against such behavior will build. In general, the bond between police - citizens - state should be on a much more peaceful level than it has been for a long time. Since the new police task law in Bavaria, our judicial authorities are free to follow anyone who is suspected of committing criminal offenses more closely. Of course, this only applies to potential suspicions. Just like the Bavarian police no longer needs a judge to search your apartment, the suspicion of a police officer is enough. In theory, every citizen has always been a suspicious person, so according to the current legal situation, we can be monitored digitally without any problems. Although this should not be the case according to the Basic Laws. Just like the use of cannabis, any substance in general, cannot be banned, but the possession of it can be. Real madness, isn't it?
So it should be clear that the current traffic light government is taking a good step in the right direction. After all, our federal government should represent the state and its residents in the best possible way in a representative democracy. There is now little sense that the government and its citizens are in the same boat. Closeness to the people would probably be about time again. In my opinion, the easiest way for the CDU/CSU would have been to hold a referendum, like in Switzerland, specifically for this topic. Today's youth are very risk-averse and would accept the potential loss at the hands of the conservative side for the possibility of legalization guaranteed. The current plan of the federal government is as of 06.11.2022, anyway a relieving news for some citizens, for example it is provided that the economic change in cannabis policy is solely related to the gross domestic product of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is emphasized that the licensed delivery of legalized cannabis products can only be carried out if the product is obtained and thus produced within Germany.
In general, according to the drafts, the cultivation of the marijuana plant should be seen more loosely, so it is envisaged that it is possible to grow up to 2 plants. It was not entirely clear whether this was a person or a household, more about that on our side as soon as the time comes. In the meantime, it has even been agreed to draft an age limit for products containing THC. It can be seen that products containing tetrahydrocannbinol are obviously not allowed to be sold to under 18s, and the limit of 0.2% THC also applies to typical everyday products such as cannabidiols or hexahydrocannabinol. Incidentally, our cannabinoids only contain a limit value of 0.02%. Nevertheless, a reasonable THC limit of 10% should be targeted for 18-year-olds, with a limit of 15% for over 21-year-olds.