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Arrested for Cannabis Possession in Germany?

Criminal Prosecution for Drug Violations in Germany In principle in Germany, the possession of even the smallest amount of illegal drugs is a criminal offence and will be prosecuted. In practice, however, German police and prosecutors use a pragmatic approach: for Cannabis (Marijuana) there is an unofficial threshold of (depending on where you were caught) anywhere between 5 grams (in very strict and conservative German states like Bavaria) and 10 grams (in more permissive states…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
February 4, 2015