As a German i only can laugh about that absurd theater. Living no 30 minutes by car away from the Netherlands, i only once bought herbs there and
brought them back to Germany. That was at a time when there still were borders inside the EU and you easily could get caught. But there never was a
reason to go to the Netherlands to get some pot or weed, not 40 years ago, not 30 years ago(when i started to smoke and never stopped again xD), not
20 years ago and especially not the last decade or 15 years.
Because it is illegally grown here for quiet a while , often by "rocker" gangs like the Hells Angels. They pay farmers who, for example, lost
everything because of these irrational "politics" in favor of multinational acting corporations, to use their former and now empty cattle barns to
indoor grow herbs. I heard they don´t pay bad and the old farmers are happy to make some Euros again. Once or twice a year it happens that one of
these plantations gets busted, a few hundred or thousand plants destroyed. While uncountable plantations stay undetected and supply the population.
So you get a real good price here if you don´t buy only ten or twenty grams in, addition to a really good quality, i believe nothing of that weed you
buy here has less than 20% THC. Otherwise the people wouldn´t buy it anymore. If you would try to sell Super Skunk or White Widow to somebody
nowadays, he would only laugh at you.
What i wanted to say is that it doesn´t matter if the "rulers" allow to smoke weed/pot, everybody who wants to smoke does it since decades without
problems to get good weed/pot here. Seems like nobody needs the permission of the "rulers". Why do they come up with the legalization now and why does
it suddenly happen that fast, without any bigger problems? Because judges, prosecutors, cops have enough of catching and condemning people who did
nothing bad, the german courts are overloaded anyway since decades and real criminals run around for years before getting condemned and put into jail
then maybe, there is no time to fool around with harmless herb smokers.
But the main thing is, of course, money. They don´t know where to get all that money from to spend for example 500 Millions for the Ukraine soon, per
month, for whatever reason. So they need new ways to pull the money out of our taxpayers bags for goods provided with double or triple taxes. Since
the first legalization of a state in the USA they discuss this here but nothing happened, they didn´t care, we consumers didn´t care. And now when
they need money to reset us here, to ruin Russia and kiss the a$$ of the US globalists and all that BS, it suddenly works in no time.
What does change in January for me personally? My hydro herbs i grow and almost nobody knows about, are legal then, 3 of them, i only need two to put
them in a schedule to harvest every 35 days, of course with the right seeds and equipment. I didn´t care yet if it is allowed or not, i don´t care
in the future. If you are not enormously stupid you don´t get caught here anyway. And, believe me, that stuff grows without their permission.
Then you are allowed to own 30 grams. That is one of the parts where you can see that they still don´t know what they are talking about. They allow
you to grow 3 plants but allow you only to own 30 grams. Wit the right seeds, equipment and a bit of experience you can get up to 400 grams out of one
plant indoors, in hydroponics.
But let them try and do, i am ok with that kind of "legalization", it´s better than nothing. Only thing that will not work is to make a lot of tax
money out of all that. Because "our experts" are only experts in ruining everything they only look at and make it worse for everybody. If they want to
force the people to show their ID´s before being allowed to buy that stuff (nobody really knows yet where it should be sold...), if the quality is
only one bit worse and/or more expensive than the same or better quality on the streets, where will people continue to buy their stuff? Right, they
buy from the same sources they had to buy from since ever here.
They don´t want to do something good for the people, they are only completely overloaded with everything and want to make a lot of money, tax payers
money. That´s why it suddenly works. And maybe they hope that keeps the people another month calm or whatever.
But who cares, we don´t need their permission and especially not their help when it comes to smoking herbs.
edit on 27 10 2022 by DerBeobachter because: (no reason given)