German Parties Consider Sale of Marijuana in Pharmacies or Dispensaries

Cannabis reform may be coming to the European Union’s most populous country as German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party continue their talks on forming a coalition government. Part of their discussions include an agreement on fully legalizing marijuana and selling the drug through pharmacies or licensed dispensaries.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has previously said that she has no intention to “make any changes” to the country’s current medical marijuana regime. Germany is home to Europe’s largest medical marijuana market, according to a recent report on the European cannabis industry.

While European countries have been adopting medical cannabis reform, not one has fully legalized adult-use cannabis yet. The European marijuana market could be worth €56.2 billion (or $65.4 billion) if every country legalized the drug, according to the European Cannabis Report.

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