German Regional Government Isn't Onboard With National Marijuana Legalization Plan

Germany's Health Minister Karl Lauterbach recently submitted a draft bill to legalize recreational cannabis possession, cultivation and social clubs. The proposal seeks to allow adults to possess up to 25 grams of marijuana and grow up to three plants for personal use. It would also permit cannabis social clubs where growers can distribute cannabis products.

However, the State government in North Rhine-Westphalia does not agree, reported IamExpat.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health in Düsseldorf said the opposition stems from "the dangers of cannabis-related brain injuries in young people up to the age of 25."

Local Government In India Bans Cannabis Use At Lord Shiva Shrines In Odisha

Meanwhile, as of Tuesday, all Hindu shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Indian state of Odisha are subjected to a ban on cannabis use by the local government, reported WION.

The move comes ahead of the Kanwar Yatra, which takes place during the monsoon season from June to September.

The directive came from Dilip Routray, the director of the Odia Language Literature and Culture department, as a response to an appeal made by Padmashri Baba Balia, a social activist.

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