German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the country's plan to legalize recreational marijuana could soon overcome one of its biggest hurdles - EU approval. within the next few weeks," possibly by the end of March or early April. Before meeting with his EU counterparts in Brussels this week, Lauterbach reportedly said he had received "very good feedback" from the European Commission on a blueprint for legalizing marijuana. Last fall, Germany's pending legal blueprint was sent to the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, for approval to ensure its compatibility with EU and global drug laws. Results are expected in the coming weeks. The country's legalization plan is similar to Canada's approach, with a focus on public health - both to protect youth and to erode the illicit market. The proposed blueprint indicates 2024 as a realistic date for the program's launch. The blueprint also indicates that recreational marijuana cultivation will only take place within Germany.
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