Berlin: Görlitzer Park cannabis possession once again legal

The previous senate's zero-tolerance policy was counterproductive and unnecessarily burdening the judiciary
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Berlin has quietly ended a ban on cannabis possession in the notorious Görlitzer Park, admitting it was ineffective in addressing flagrant criminality. Drug pushers are a constant fixture, despite a zero-tolerance policy. The park in Kreuzberg has long been a major hotspot for consumer level drug dealing and had been subject to a no-tolerance policy since April 2015. But that policy was quietly repealed by the state coalition government last month, the Berliner Morgenpost reported. Possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis will once again go unpunished, it reported, bringing the park into line with the rest of the city.