Drug addiction in Germany

How drug addiction affects a kiwi

2014.11.21

A white kiwi was walking all alone when he met a strange golden nugget in front of his feet. Liquid and glaring, he decided to taste it. So begins the story of his drug addiction. ...

Germany says yes to grow-your-own therapeutic cannabis

2014.07.22

A landmark ruling has taken place in Germany, where the cultivation of cannabis for therapeutic use has been authorised for the first time. In practice, this means that patients taking marijuana-based medicines can grow ...

How Germany got its heroin problem under control

2014.03.13

While heroin use is rising in the US, in Europe it's falling. This is thanks to some of the policies put in place by various EU countries. Germany is a good example: it achieved ...

German academics support marijuana law change

2014.01.07

Even university professors are supporting the decriminalisation of marijuana. This is happening in Germany, where more than 100 law professors have signed a petition supporting a radical change to drugs laws, which currently criminalise ...

Could Berlin coffee shops curb drug dealing?

2013.11.28

Monika Herrmann, a local green party councillor in Berlin, has suggested turning the city's Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district into a 'free cannabis zone' - like a mini Amsterdam with coffee shops. She is convinced that legalising ...

A fifth of German students using brain stimulants

2013.02.04

The use of stimulant drugs to boost concentration is more widespread among German students than previously thought, according to research conducted by the University of Mainz. Artificial stimulants such as caffeine tablets, ritalin, amphetamines ...