In Germany the possession of cannabis is illegal. Even compact amounts are prosecuted, but charges are commonly dropped.
The definition of this “compact quantity” varies based on the federal state. Most states do not prosecute up to six grams. The state of Berlin, becoming the most liberal, permits 15 grams.
Berlin is a single of the cannabis hotspots in the planet. Germany’s quantity a single open illegal industry to purchase cannabis in public is Gorlitzer Park, affectionately recognized as “Gorli” by the locals.
A lot of men and women do not know that technically you could carry up to 15 grams in the streets. If you are stopped and searched by the police and they obtain no extra than that quantity, it will be regarded for private use, and you should really not be prosecuted.
With the Hemp parade (in German, Hanfparade) this Saturday, August eight, now is extra the time than ever to delve into Germany and Berlin’s cannabis predicament with a new report. We spoke to the Berliner police, the Deutscher Hanfverband (DHV) and a street dealer in the popular Gorlitzer Parks.
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