Six things to know about weed in Germany

As of the 2017 law, medical marijuana can be prescribed for seriously ill patients
The Local (Germany)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making marijuana mainstream? The debate about legalizing cannabis continues in Germany - the Bundestag (German parliament) in January 2017 passed a law to officially legalize medical marijuana. But that doesn't make things any more lax for recreational smokers. The amount that an individual can possess without generally being prosecuted varies across the 16 states. Here's a look at the basic facts. (See also: Researchers hope to recruit 25,000 Berlin weed-smokers for study)