82-Year-Old German Pot Dealer Gets ‘Very Last Warning’
In a surprising move, a court in Germany recently issued an 82-year-old man a ‘very last warning’ for selling marijuana. The man, who has been identified as Werner M., was caught selling cannabis to customers in the city of Darmstadt. Though it’s not clear how long he had been selling marijuana, it is known that the police had been monitoring him for some time.
The court’s decision to issue Werner a ‘very last warning’ is a relatively new concept in Germany. It means that if he is caught selling marijuana again, he will face criminal charges. This is a significant departure from the usual practice of giving offenders a ‘warning’ and then letting them go.
The court’s decision to issue Werner a ‘very last warning’ is likely due to the fact that he is an elderly man. Though the sale of marijuana is illegal in Germany, it is generally considered a minor offense. Thus, it is not uncommon for the court to issue warnings instead of harsher penalties. However, in this case, the court decided to make an exception due to Werner’s age.
It is not clear how Werner came to be selling marijuana in the first place. It is possible that he was trying to supplement his income in his old age, or perhaps he was simply trying to help those in need. Whatever the case may be, it is clear that the court was lenient in their decision to issue him a ‘very last warning’.
Though marijuana is still illegal in Germany, the country has been making strides towards legalizing the drug. In 2017, the government passed a law that allowed for the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. This law has been seen as a step in the right direction, and it is likely that further reforms will be made in the future.
For now, however, Werner M. will have to be careful not to get caught selling marijuana again. If he does, he could face criminal charges, which could lead to a hefty fine or even jail time. It is a reminder that, even in a country that is slowly moving towards legalizing marijuana, the sale of the drug is still illegal and can have serious consequences.