Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and it's largest city is Berlin. Denmark borders to the north, with Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France and Luxembourg to the southwest, and Belgium and the Netherlands to the northwest.
Possession of cannabis is illegal, while the consumption itself is legal on the basis of it being considered a self-harm drug (much like alcohol), which is not considered a crime. The possession of small amounts is prosecuted, but charges are virtually always dropped. The definition of this "small amount" varies depending on the federal state, the state of Berlin being the most liberal, allowing 15 grams for personal use in most cases, while most states do not prosecute up to 6 grams.
- Germany at Marijuana Travels
- Berlin Set to Relax Cannabis Laws (June 15, 2010), Cannabis Culture / Der Spiegel
- Global Marijuana March 2013 in Hanover, Germany (May 6, 2013), Cannabis Culture
- Bundesland-Vergleich der Richtlinien zur Anwendung des § 31a (June 6, 2011), Hanfverband.de