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Resistance to cannabis shop: community wants to prevent the sale of weed

2024-02-21T04:31:56.690Z

Highlights: Resistance to cannabis shop: community wants to prevent the sale of weed. The cultivation club planned in the second step is controversial. Hemp plants are grown in three rooms and 25 kilos of flowers are harvested every month. The club is allowed to have a maximum of 500 members, 270 are already pre-registered. Everyone gets 50 grams of cannabis a month and has to come twice because you can only legally carry 25 grams. No junkies come there to pick up drugs or even deal them, says owner Wenzel Cerveny.



As of: February 21, 2024, 5:20 a.m

By: Florian Prommer, Günter Hiel, Nico Bauer

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A “slightly different organic store” is opening tomorrow in the former Rewe supermarket.

The cultivation club planned in the second step is controversial.

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A shop for hemp products opens in Aschheim this week.

As soon as the sale of cannabis is legal, weed will also be sold here.

The local councils want to prevent that.

Aschheim – The sign on the parking lot does not reveal the explosive nature of the new opening in the former Rewe branch on Saturnstrasse in Aschheim.

Advertised on the sign as “Nature Adventure World – The slightly different organic shop”, a hemp goods shop is opening tomorrow, Thursday.

But as soon as the federal government legalizes the sale of marijuana, weed will also be sold in the “Chill Out Club” in the other part of the store.

And the local council doesn’t like that at all.

But there is no approach to prevent the cannabis shop.

Initially, the shop, which is located not far from a terraced housing estate, only sells goods made from or containing hemp.

Beer, shampoo, clothes.

If cannabis legalization is legally decided - the next reading in the Bundestag is on Friday - the “Chill Out Club” will also open.

Hemp is grown there and cannabis flowers are distributed to members.

Build a playground nearby?

A prospect that worries more than just mothers.

The local council also discussed the weed shop again before the upcoming reopening.

But the community cannot influence it.

When asked by the district office, the administration received the answer that no change of use had to be applied for and approved for the organic store that was now starting up.

In the local council, Rolf Dettweiler (CSU) asked whether the community had spoken to the market's landlord.

Second Mayor Robert Ertl did.

Result: There is a valid contract that the owner of the property cannot simply cancel.

Some local councilors are now considering building a playground adjacent to the organic food store.

This could be a knockout criterion because cannabis clubs have to be 100 meters away from children's areas.

Robert Ertl also waved it off: “The district office is blowing us away with such planning for negative defense.” The large CSU and Free Voters factions still want to prevent the facility.

Sabine Freser-Specht (FW) announced further resistance with great emotion: “The amounts of cannabis per member planned in the clubs are a lot.

That's enough for six to seven joints a day and you'll be stoned permanently.

“I’m a riot with these plans,” she said.

Owner complains: “campaign” against the store

In view of this resistance, Wenzel Cerveny (62), who runs the shop and club with his wife Silke (58), speaks of a “campaign”.

And counters: “We meet all legal requirements.” As soon as cannabis legalization is complete, the “Chill out Club” will start as, according to Cerveny, “the first cultivation club in Germany”.

Hemp plants are grown in three rooms and 25 kilos of flowers are harvested every month.

The club is allowed to have a maximum of 500 members, 270 are already pre-registered.

Everyone gets 50 grams of cannabis a month and has to come twice because you can only legally carry 25 grams.

No junkies come there to pick up drugs or even deal them.

Everyone can convince themselves of this, says Cerveny.

“We invite everyone to a coffee on the house, the whole neighborhood and also the local council.”

Further news from Aschheim and the Munich district can be found here.

Source: merkur

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