Germany's Cabinet is expected to approve a plan to relax restrictions on cannabis possession and sale.

Germany's Cabinet is expected to accept a cannabis liberalization plan, paving the way for the EU's most populous member to legalize possession of small amounts and enable "cannabis clubs" to sell the drug for recreational use.

Berlin (AP)— Germany's Cabinet is expected to accept a cannabis liberalization plan, paving the way for the EU's most populous member to legalize possession of small amounts and enable "cannabis clubs" to sell the drug for recreational use.

Parliament must approve the government's Wednesday permission, the first step in a two-part proposal.

 Though short of the government's goals, it's a step forward for Chancellor Olaf Scholz's socially liberal coalition's major reform effort.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach will present the finalized legislation on Wednesday. 

His latest proposal legalizes recreational cannabis possession of up to 25 grams (almost 1 ounce) and allows individuals to grow up to three plants.

18-year-old Germans might join nonprofit "cannabis clubs" with up to 500 members. The clubs could cultivate cannabis for members.

Buy 25 grams per day or 50 grams per month, with under-21s limited to 30 grams. 

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