Cannabis legalisation only with comprehensive improvement of non-smoker protection

08.06.2023 Pro Rauchfrei comments to the Federal Government and Bundestag on the Federal Ministry of Health’s draft cannabis law.

Pro Rauchfrei shares the fundamental concerns of the German Medical Association against the federal government’s planned legalisation of cannabis. If cannabis is legalised, Pro Rauchfrei demands that the previous mistakes in the protection of non-smokers with cannabis must not be repeated. Instead, cannabis legalisation should be used as an opportunity to create comprehensive non-smoker protection for tobacco products, new products such as tobacco heaters and e-cigarettes, as well as cannabis. However, the provisions on non-smoker protection in the Federal Ministry of Health’s draft bill are still completely inadequate. In our position paper, we set out how non-smoker protection must be improved.