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Germany: drivers who run out of cannabis do not automatically risk losing their driving license

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Germany: drivers under the influence of cannabis no longer automatically risk losing their driving license

Drivers caught driving under the influence of cannabis will no longer automatically lose their driver's license. Experts have argued that cannabis users can still have their THC in their blood for days after consumption.

Offenders who are held up for the first time under the influence of cannabis no longer risk in Germany that their driving license will be withdrawn immediately. A federal court in Leipzig decided this Tuesday.

Instead, driving license authorities must first establish with a medical assessment whether the cannabis user was able to drive.

Under current legislation, a driver's license can be revoked if the driver is unable to drive due to the consumption of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. With regard to cannabis, the law was already enforced on drivers who were caught with one nanogram per millimeter of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the main psychoactive compound in cannabis - in their bloodstream.

In 2015, a group of experts proposed a new limit of three nanograms per millimeter, arguing that a person may still have THC in the bloodstream after consuming cannabis.

However, the Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig then ruled (in contrast to last Tuesday) that the strict limit would remain the same.

Read the full article on DW.com (EN, source)
also look at 5 facts about cannabis laws in Germany.

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Jacob 18 June 2020 - 07:53

Hej, jeg blev stoppet i flensburg i bilen af ​​tysk politi 3 day efter jeg havde røget canabis, urin prøve på stadet fished positiv og the tog der efter and blodprøve som jeg får svar på om 3 måneder. Are you a dance statsborger, mister jeg mit kørekort?
Hey, ich 3 Tage nach Jed nach dem Rauchen von Cannabis in Flensburg im Auto von der deutschen Polizei anwhalten. Die Urinprobe vor Ort war positiv und wurde nach einer Blutuntersuchung entnommen, which Jed became 3 stops. Every danish Staatsbürger adorns a Führerschein

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