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Cannabis Clubs in Germany?

 

“Die Linke” wants you to grow a pair

The Left party proposes the introduction of cannabis clubs in Germany. Photo: Esbjörn Guwallius/Berlinow

Die Linke, Germany’s socialist Left party, argues that cannabis should be legalized in Germany through the introduction of cannabis clubs. All other parties dismiss their idea.

In the exclusive cannabis clubs members would be able to grow marijuana plants. The Left party also suggests that consumers be allowed to own 30 grams of cannabis for personal use. Today each federal state has their own possession limit, ranging from 6 to 30 grams.

The right wing FDP party reject the idea, together with all other parties in the Bundestag, calling it “well-meaning intoxication socialism”.

Via The Local

 

How to: Get Some Turkish

 

The Turkish Street Market in Neukölln

Oriental Wochenmarkt

Maybachufer 1, 12047 Berlin

Business Hours Tuesday and Friday: 11 am – 6.30 pm.

U8 Schönleinstraße

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The Turkish street market in Neukölln. Photo: Esbjörn Guwallius/Berlinow

This is not your usual hipster style street market. The Maybachufer market is The Real Turkish Deal.

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Tomatoes, watermelons, steaming hot gözleme and börek, all kinds of cheese, freshly made quark, clothes, and fabric. This sizzling market has it all, and it’s dead cheap. A kilogram of bananas or three avocados for 1 euro, one meter of fabric 1,50 euro or a mouth watering, freshly baked gözleme for just over a euro.

Even if you’re not that into shopping, this place is worth a trip to Neukölln. You’ll hear a constant buzzing of merchants shouting out their offers, and every other meter you’re introduced to a new (mostly pleasant) smell. Be prepared push and squeeze a bit, this place is almost always crowded.

The Maybachufer market is open every Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6.30 pm. There’s also a smaller “sister” to this market in Schöneberg, at the end of Crellestraße. Open every Wednesday and Saturday. See map below.

 
Uma Thurman at the premiere of “Whatever works” in New York (2009). Photo: Rubenstein/flickrCC BY 2.0

Uma Thurman joins this years star-studded Berlinale. Together with Robert Pattison and Christina Ricci she’s attending the premiere of “Bel Ami” at the international film festival.

Already confirmed for the festival are Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger, Angelina Jolie, and Billy Bob Thornton. And the festival’s manager Dieter Kosslick has more up his sleeve…

Via BZ Berlin

 
Photo: Esbjörn Guwallius/Berlinow

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