Germany: Public Discussion in the Bundestag about Cannabis Social Clubs

Germany: On January 25th, there was a public hearing and discussion about a potential introduction of Cannabis Social Clubs in Germany, initiated by a respective petition from the Left Party. According to their concept, following respective Spanish institutions, exclusive cannabis clubs stall be established in Germany, providing horticultural skills and knowledge to their members (at least 18 years old) who in the protected sphere of such a club shall be allowed to grow a few plants for their own supply. The Left Party also strives to legalise the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis for one’s own supply. Several experts from science and drug policy reform associations held respective lectures in the Bundestag. The reigning coalition parties CDU and FDP furiously rejected that concept as “misleading encouragement for the youth to take drugs”.

USA/Montana: Judge rules medpot clubs are not protected by Montana’s cannabis laws against federal prosecution

USA/Montana: District Judge Donald Molloy has ruled that the state’s medpot clubs are not protected by Montana’s cannabis laws against federal prosecution. Over 25 Montana medpot providers had been raided by the feds in the course of 2011, of which many had taken part in filing a civil lawsuit against that prosecution.

February 1st 2012

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