‘Controlled distribution’: How Germany will legalise recreational cannabis
Die englischsprachige Local berichtet über die geplante Cannabislegalisierung sowie die deutsche Debatte zum Thema.
The prohibition of cannabis costs the taxpayer billions every year in “senseless prosecutions”, according to Georg Wurth, director of the German Cannabis Association.
Wurth also asserted that the ban “promotes organised crime by giving it exclusive access to a market worth billions.”
He argued that legalisation would “have multiple positive effects for users, but also for society as a whole.” [...]
Wurth had the same opinion, saying legalisation is unlikely to worsen health problems associated with the drug. “Since a significant increase in consumption is not to be expected, (an) increase in the various problems caused by consumption is not to be expected either,” he said.