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‘Start of dim future?’ German police unions sound alarm over potential weed legalization amid ongoing govt coalition talks
Government coalition talks in Germany are still far from over, but police officers are already worried their outcome could lead to potential cannabis legalization in the country something police unions vehemently oppose.
Police unions in Germany have expressed their opposition to the legalization of possession and consumption of weed, in no uncertain terms. No such measures are planned for the near future, but law enforcement are apparently concerned with it being potentially included in the new ruling coalition agenda.
“There has to be an end to trivializing the joint,” the federal chairman of the largest German police union (GdP), Oliver Malchow, told Germany’s NOZ newspaper on Tuesday. It makes no sense to “open the door to another dangerous and often trivialized drug” when the already “legal but dangerous” alcohol is bad enough, he believes.