Germans demand dagga legalisation

2016-08-13 18:45
Protesters smoke marijuana during a demonstration against new government legislation calling for the creation of a "weed pass" and the stopping of the substance's sale to foreigners, in Amsterdam, earlier this year. (File, AFP)

Protesters smoke marijuana during a demonstration against new government legislation calling for the creation of a "weed pass" and the stopping of the substance's sale to foreigners, in Amsterdam, earlier this year. (File, AFP)

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Berlin - More than 4 000 people marched through the German capital in the 20th annual demonstration in support of legalising dagga.

Under the banner "legalisation is in the air", the demonstrators started their route on Saturday at Berlin's main train station and ended it at City Hall.

Demonstrators were lobbying for the government to allow broad use of dagga for medical purposes, expanded research of medical marijuana, and for a regulated marijuana market and end to the prosecution of consumers.

Dagga is illegal in Germany though possession of small amounts is tolerated by police, and a few hundred people have been given allowances to use it for medical purposes.

Police say the demonstration was peaceful and there were no reports of arrests.

WATCH this video of the march

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