Opportunity for cannabis legalization: Burkhart Blienert becomes new drug commissioner

Opportunity for cannabis legalization
Burkhart Blienert becomes the new drug commissioner

Kevin Kühnert celebrates the new drug commissioner of the federal government. His name is Burkhard Blienert and should be named on Wednesday. In addition, other important contacts are appointed, for example for medium-sized companies, human rights policy or people with disabilities.

SPD politician Burkhard Blienert is the new drug commissioner of the federal government. The former drug policy spokesman for the Bundestag parliamentary group is to be confirmed by the cabinet this Wednesday at the suggestion of Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, reported the editorial network Germany. The change was confirmed today from government circles. Among other things, Blienert had campaigned for a new cannabis policy.

SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert described the change on Tuesday on Twitter as a “great decision” by Lauterbach. The Ampel-Coalition wants to introduce a “controlled distribution of cannabis to adults for pleasure purposes in licensed shops”. This would “control the quality, prevent the transfer of contaminated substances and ensure the protection of minors”, says the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP.

The federal government has also named the new commissioners for aviation, medium-sized companies, as well as the maritime industry and tourism. As government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said, the Greens politician Claudia Müller will be the federal government’s new coordinator for the maritime economy and tourism. The Green politician Anna Christmann will be the new coordinator for aerospace. Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, becomes the representative for medium-sized companies.

Kober contact for survivors of terrorism

Luise Amtsberg, Member of the Green Parliament, is the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid in the Foreign Office. The 37-year-old Islamic scholar has been active in the Bundestag since 2013, and in particular as the spokeswoman for refugee policy for the Green parliamentary group.

The FDP member of the Bundestag Pascal Kober is to become the new Federal Government Commissioner for the concerns of victims and survivors of terrorist acts in Germany. The federal cabinet wanted to officially appoint the studied theologians, it was said from parliamentary groups. The office of victim commissioner was created after the attack on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin in 2016. The commissioner should stand by the victims of terrorism and their bereaved as a permanent contact.

Disability officer Dusel remains

Frank Schwabe is the new Federal Government Commissioner for worldwide freedom of religion and belief. On Wednesday, the Federal Cabinet wants to approve the appointment of the 51-year-old SPD member of the Bundestag, as the Federal Development Ministry announced. He succeeds the CDU member of the Bundestag Markus Grübel, who had worked as federal commissioner since April 2018.

Jürgen Dusel is to remain the Federal Government’s Commissioner for the Disabled. The “Rheinische Post” reported about it. The 56-year-old has been the Federal Government’s Commissioner for the Issues of People with Disabilities since 2018. Dusel is to be named again on Wednesday by Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil.

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