Germany’s Cannabis Bill Passes With Large Majority

In a milestone moment for European cannabis, Germany has officially passed its cannabis bill following months of intense debate and a number of holdups.

Germany’s CanG bill was voted through the Bundestag today after a long and troubled political journey, meaning the possession of up to 50 grams of cannabis for personal consumption will now be legalized… on paper.

While the cannabis industry and the bill’s political proponents have rightly hailed this as a landmark achievement, the bill is not yet home and dry.

CanG will still have to be approved by the Bundesrat, which doesn’t have the power to block the bill entirely, but could enable the bill’s growing list of opponents to delay its rollout.