Germany Allows Cannabis Social Clubs to Begin Cultivation

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.01 - 2024 12:33 PM CET

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Starting this Monday, Cannabis Social Clubs in Germany can officially apply to begin cultivation.

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Starting this Monday, Cannabis Social Clubs in Germany can officially apply to begin cultivation, marking a significant step since the legalization of cannabis consumption under certain conditions back in April.

According to NNN These clubs, organized to oversee the collective cultivation and distribution of cannabis among members, are now eligible to seek licenses for cultivation operations.

Rules Governing Cannabis Social Clubs and Their Members

Cannabis Social Clubs are restricted to a maximum of 500 members, each of whom can receive up to 25 grams of cannabis per day and 50 grams per month from the club.

Membership is limited to adults, with those under 21 years old allowed a maximum of 30 grams per month.

In addition to distributing cannabis, clubs can provide members with seeds and cuttings for home cultivation — up to seven seeds or five cuttings per month per member.

These regulations stem from the new cannabis law passed by the Bundestag in February and approved by the Bundesrat in March.

Penalties for Cannabis Consumption and Local Concerns

Despite the legalization framework, fines are in place across several German states for violations such as smoking cannabis near schools, kindergartens, or playgrounds.

Penalties also apply for consuming cannabis in pedestrian zones during restricted hours or exceeding the legal possession limits of 25 grams in public.

The German Association of Cities cautioned that unclear responsibilities for approving and monitoring these cannabis clubs still persist in some states, posing potential administrative challenges for local authorities.