Monday’s hearing follows the adult use bill’s first reading in parliament in October.
The phased plan: home cultivation and non-profit clubs are in, while edibles, lounges, and non-residents are out. Eventually, maybe, regulated shops will be allowed.
Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented a broad plan to the cabinet on Wednesday, which it supported. Next up: European Commission review.
The country is on track to legalize and regulate cannabis consumption and sales for adults. A public consultation throughout June was the first big step.
A coalition behind new Chancellor Olaf Scholz included legalization among its priorities. Just months into his term, health officials will commence meetings in an effort to craft legislation.