Scholz called the decision to legalize marijuana difficult

German Chancellor Scholz called the decision on the rapid legalization of marijuana difficult, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the legalization of marijuana is expected quite soon and called this decision difficult.

This is reported by RIA Novosti.

Despite the fact that the plans for legalization were spelled out in the coalition agreement, he noted that it was not easy for him to make this decision, because he himself had never used cannabis. “First of all, I’ve never smoked weed… And secondly, of course, I believe that all drugs entail problems and talk about the fact that they have no consequences for the health of some, simply do not correspond to reality,” Scholz explained, adding that some of his acquaintances received serious psychological problems due to ignorance of the measure.

The Chancellor said that although such an effect is not inherent in the vast majority, it is still impossible to deny the existence of a problem. “But we agreed that times are changing, and that’s why we’re going to do it. This should happen pretty quickly,” he informed. According to Scholz, legalization is expected during this legislative period.

Last year, the new German coalition unveiled a plan to legalize marijuana. It was clarified that four years will be allocated to verify the effectiveness of the project, after which the law will be revised taking into account its social consequences.