A coalition of political parties in the German capital has agreed to push for partial decriminalization of cannabis. The initial effects will be limited, but marijuana legalization advocates are still pretty stoked.

Almost completely obscured by the US election was the news that as part of their coalition negotiations to govern the city, Berlin’s Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party want to partially allow marijuana use. Various newspapers cited Green politician Benedikt Lux saying that the three parties had agreed to seek a “scientifically monitored pilot project for the controlled distribution of cannabis to adults.” That doesn’t sound exactly like bong hits of … continue reading

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