A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis

Germany's budding coalition is considering the legalization of cannabis. DW takes a look at a few countries that have already adopted a softer stance
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Friday, October 15, 2021

cannabis leaf plantsMarijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens can find themselves aligned when it comes to cannabis legalization. The FDP emphasizes the revenue that the state could earn from taxing prerolled joints, cannabis flower and edibles. The Greens say legalization would put an end to illegal sales and reduce organized crime. Social Democrat health expert Karl Lauterbach urged the next government to legalize cannabis. Here is a look at countries that have already loosened their policies.