Germany

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  1. 717Creations

    717Creations New Member

    So im going to germany for a few weeks, how is the smoking culture there?

    and does anyone know where is the roor germany store if its still around
     
  2. yoman3

    yoman3 Has boobs as an avatar

    Watch out for Hitler.
     
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  3. CrayzStoner

    CrayzStoner New Member

    Germany

    When drug use increased in Germany in the late 1960’s, drug policy was still based on the Opium Act of 1929. In 1971 a more extensive Narcotics Act (Betäubungsmittelgesetz) was adopted. Partly in reaction to a perceived worsening of the drug situation, the current Narcotics Act was passed almost unanimously at the German Bundestag on July 28th, 1981 and entered into force in 1982. The main objective of the Narcotics Act is the protection of public health. Between 1982 and 1994 the Narcotics Act was amended several times to include harm reduction interventions. The most important amendments include the following changes:

    The explicit permission by law of substitution-based treatment for drug addicts. Methadone and other substitution therapies have been in use in Germany for years. Along with Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Spain, Germany is currently conducting heroin maintenance trials.
    In the interest of preventing the spread of HIV, German law was clarified so as to remove penalties for the supply of sterile disposable syringes to addicts.
    Prosecutor discretion: in the case of minor offences committed for the purpose of personal drug consumption prosecutors may elect not to press charges.
    Treatment alternatives to incarceration for drug users.
    The introduction of new penal offences and minimum penalties in the Narcotics Act for all cases of severe drug trafficking by virtue of the Crime Suppression Act and the Act on Combating Organized Crime.
    The legalization of industrial hemp cultivation.
    Regulation regarding the minimum standards for safe-injection rooms.

    Drug Use and Possession

    Public prosecutors may decline prosecution of drug offenses -- without consent by the court -- if the prosecutor considers the offender's guilt to be minor or if there is no compelling public interest in prosecution. Although marijuana is technically illegal, personal consumption is arguably decriminalized due to the "ban on excessive punishment" inherent in German law. More than 90 percent of marijuana-related cases in Germany where criminal prosecution was initiated but later suspended involved marijuana in quantities of less than 10 grams, although according to federal guidelines prosecution can be declined in cases of up to 30 grams in several regions. The illicit trafficking, cultivation and manufacture of illicit drugs are considered serious offenses. Aggravating circumstances include an adult supplying narcotics to a person under the age of 18 years, someone trafficking narcotics "professionally" or as a member of a gang, carrying a firearm or other articles which by their nature are likely and intended to cause bodily harm.

    ~Sounds like germany is a bit more lenient than the US....have fun!~
     
  4. strutinshizz

    strutinshizz Sr. Member

    ahh come over to portugal and you can smoke all you want, posession for personal use isnt ilegal :cool:
     
  5. maggie_monster

    maggie_monster New Member

    i found weed on teh ground in staufen, and they sell bongs at the train station in berlin. good luck.
     
  6. DankMoose

    DankMoose New Member

    I'm going there this summer along with Amsterdam. Thanks for the thread OP!
     
  7. hector

    hector Sr. Member

    Germany is an awsome country. i went to munich a few months ago. much to see. the first night i was there i walked outside my hotel to smoke a cigarette and a german guy walked up to me. he only spoke german but he kept saying grass and making the joint hit gesture. the next day i was on the german subway and saw two guys rolling spilffs.i also occasionally noticed stores selling glass pipes .so there is a definite marijuana culture in deuchland. you will probably find herb if you go looking for it.

    also just don't go weed hunting take the time to enjoy the german beer.

    ps. where in germany are you going?
     
  8. 717Creations

    717Creations New Member

    oh i intend too lol. the beer and food are the top 2 reasons im going haha. all over really the first week. the second ill be just outside Austria
     
  9. Hellraz0r

    Hellraz0r Sr. Member

    One day I want to goto Germany, man I can't wait.
     
  10. 717Creations

    717Creations New Member

    lol ill make sure to post what i learn then
     

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