Germany's legal weed sparks calls to protect young people

March 31, 2024

Smoking weed will soon be legal for over-18s in Germany, but addiction experts are calling for more prevention efforts to ensure young people are protected from the dangers of cannabis use. "From our point of view, the law as it is written is a disaster," Katja Seidel, a therapist at a drug addiction centre in Berlin, told AFP. The new legislation has some safeguards to protect young people, including a ban on smoking cannabis within 100 metres (328 feet) of a school, kindergarten, playground or sports centre. The Addiction Prevention Centre in Berlin, run by the local authorities, also wants more resources poured into raising awareness. Health Minister Lauterbach has promised that the government's campaign will explain, for example, "that children and young people who start smoking weed are much less likely to graduate from high school".

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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