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Head of German Police group calls for marijuana legalization

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The head of the BDK organization, which represents criminal police, told Monday’s edition of the Bild daily that the group favors a “complete decriminalization of cannabis consumers.” Andre Schulz argued that the current system stigmatizes people and “allows criminal careers to start.”

Schulz argued that “the prohibition of cannabis was, viewed historically, arbitrary” and is “neither intelligent nor expedient.”

This would most definitely be a step in the right direction, in my opinion! I fully agree with the idea that the system simply creates more criminals. Once you're "in the system" it's almost impossible to get out, even over something as simple as marijuana charges. At least, that's how it is here in the states. Does Germany have a similar situation when it comes to low-level weed convicts having trouble finding work/housing?

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This is good new for me as a European! I agree, this is a step toward the right direction following the recent legalization in Germany for Medical use. This is also the first time I've read of marijuana criminalization being seen as an unreasonable entry to the criminal system outside of the US. I can say just from my anecdotes from the places I've been, unfortunately, this is happening in other countries as well. 

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