Drug laws: Germany plans to legalise recreational cannabis • FRANCE 24 English

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This week has seen a new chancellor take the helm in Germany: Olaf Scholz is leading a never-tried-before coalition of his own Social Democrats, as well as the Greens and pro-business Liberals. They come to office promising to get a hold on Covid-19, keep the economy stable – and bring some liberal changes to the EU’s biggest economy, including the legalisation of recreational cannabis.

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