Legalization of Cannabis in Germany from April 1, 2024 THC limit while driving

Due to the partial legalization of marijuana in Germany, from April 1, 2024, the intoxicating ingredient THC will no longer be legally classified as a drug.

Currently, a THC level of 1.0 ng/ml blood serum marks the limit for an administrative offense in traffic law in this country.

However, a new THC limit for drivers is expected to be set this spring.

In December 2023, the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) established an independent commission of experts from the fields of medicine, law, transport and the police, whose task was to establish a new THC limit in road traffic. The result of the expert commission is now available to the Ministry of Transport.

As announced by the Federal Ministry of Transport, it is proposed to set a legal limit of 3.5 ng/ml THC in blood serum.

According to experts, the proposed THC limit of 3.5 ng/ml in blood serum is comparable to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2 per mille.

When carrying out international transport or undertaking private trips on German routes, it is good to keep the above in mind and be more focused and attentive when moving among other drivers.

In Norway Marijuana is illegal. Products containing THC are not allowed, so marijuana itself cannot be legally used in Norway. The exception, of course, are medicines, i.e. medically approved products.