German Conservative Party Steps Up to Block Cannabis Legalization in Germany and the European Union

Last week, the head of the largest opposition party in Germany condemned the nation’s intention to decriminalize marijuana and pleaded with the EU to intervene and stop the initiative. According to the Associated Press, Klaus Holetschek, the health minister for a state government in Germany backed by conservatives, met the director-general for migration and home affairs of the EU in Brussels on Wednesday to demand an EU veto.