Is legalisation a human rights imperative?

Criminal law scholars from the University of Nijmegen show that cannabis legalisation in Germany could succeed under European and international law
Legal Tribune Online (Germany)
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

germany flag cannabisDoes the cannabis legalisation planned by the German government's traffic lights coalition violate European law and relevant UN agreements? While Bavarian Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) presented an expert opinion by law professor Bernhard Wegener from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Munich, who answered this question with a clear "yes", LTO has received an unpublished legal study by two scientists from the University of Nijmegen, which comes to the opposite conclusion. They examined the relevant EU Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA, which obliges Member States to criminalise any form of illicit trafficking in drugs and thus also in cannabis.