Berlin's increasingly unhappy relationship with marijuana

The discovery of 700 marijuana plants is just the latest in an ongoing saga in and around Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park
The Atlantic Citylab (US)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kreuzberg and Berlin in general are going through an extremely messy fight over how best to control the weed trade. It’s a fight where police raids and dealer violence are turning parts of the area upside down, without delivering much in the way of results. In an attempt to supplant the dealers, the Green-controlled local borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg wants to set up a weed-selling coffee shop by the park. But the city as a whole remains against the idea.