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Germany just legalized cannabis. Mostly. Here’s what you need to know

Published on March 23, 2024 · Last updated March 25, 2024
Cannabis plant with German flag in the background
50 grams at home and 25 grams in public become legal on April 1. (Leafly)

Europe’s most populous, powerful, and influential country, Germany mostly legalized cannabis on Friday. Cannabis is coming off the Narcotics List in Germany. You will be able to legally possess about an ounce in public and 50 grams in private. Growers will be able to garden three plants. And social clubs are coming.

Watch along as Leafly Senior Editor David Downs interviews International Cannabis Business Conference director Alex Rogers the morning after the vote. And see more details below.

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David Downs
David Downs
Leafly Senior Editor David Downs is the former Cannabis Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He's appeared on The Today Show, and written for Scientific American, The New York Times, WIRED, Rolling Stone, The Onion A/V Club, High Times, and many more outlets. He is a 2023 judge for The Emerald Cup, and has covered weed since 2009.
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