Hazem Hamoud

BeFox for decriminalization

The Organic Detox by BeFox - our statement for more self-determination.

A bridge to decriminalization, a path to conscious consumption and self-reflection.

With the Organic Detox, the BeFox team wants to advocate for the decriminalization of cannabis in Germany. Because it still seems to be a bumpy road to legalization, with the BeFox Organic Detox we want to give you the opportunity to consume more conscious and live more self-determined.

"More than four million Germans consume cannabis.

Only a small part has problems with its consumption, even fewer develop a dependency. Nevertheless, hemp is called the devil's stuff by politicians and billions are invested every year for the prosecution of its consumers."

(Source: Deutscher Hanfverband)

In our opinion, the legalization of cannabis in Germany is long overdue. On top of that we want to advocate for a new perspective on the criminalization of cannabis consumers as soon as possible focusing on awareness, conscious consumption and education.  Wer are going to explain our reasoning with the help of published data and relevant articles in the following.

The legal situation regarding the prosecution of cannabis users (especially in road traffic) no longer represents the opinion of the German population

According to a survey with 12,000 people, which was collected by the Civey Institute for Representative Opinion Research at the end of 2019 and published by leafly.de in a detailed report "84.1% of Germans support the legalization of cannabis to a certain degree:

42.1% support full legalization, taxation, and regulation for recreational use,

42.0% support at least current legalization for medical purposes

and only 9% of respondents believe cannabis should be completely illegal." (Source: leafly.com)

"The social and political majority wants to end criminal prosecution of cannabis users. [...] 59 percent of respondents in 2018 believed that possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use should no longer be prosecuted, according to Infratest Dimap."

(Infratest Dimap 2018 - Source: https://hanfverband.de)

Not only in the opinion of citizens in Germany, but also in political parties like the SPD, there seems to be a change in the perspective on cannabis

In the position paper of the SPD, published in February 2020, it is stated that "especially the current criminalization of consumers* accounts for the weakness of the previous cannabis policy. Because: Neither prohibition nor criminal prosecution led to the decrease of cannabis consumption so far! On the contrary: Cannabis consumption is increasing continuously. In addition, the repressive measures currently lead to the fact that people are socially stigmatized and can often not be reached by social exclusion. [...] The prohibition policy also ties up enormous financial and personnel resources that are lacking elsewhere in the judiciary and police."

(Source: SPD position paper - Cannabis: breaking new ground, 11.02.20)

Without the SPD, only the CDU/CSU and the AFD remain as parties in the Bundestag that vehemently oppose legalization and relaxations in jurisdiction regarding cannabis. A sign that the road, as bumpy as it still seems to be, will not be long.

Another reason for the acute danger of the current situation in Germany was highlighted by a documentary film published by the platform "Vice". The documentary, titled "Chemically Laced Cannabis: This is How Big the Problem is in Germany," discusses the trend of lacing cannabis with the help of cheaper as well as far more dangerous psychoactive substances, and highlights this with an assessment of the current situation in Germany.

"Every fifth joint smoked in Germany" laced with chemical cannabinoids.

These chemical cannabinoids, affectionately christened NPS (new psychoactive substances) by the government, pose a high risk mainly because the effect as well as the dosage are unpredictable, while the consumer has even less awareness of what he is smoking and what consequences this can have on his health. In addition, the psychoactive extender can only be detected externally with great difficulty.

Stretching with NPS has already led to serious health consequences among cannabis users in Germany, according to the toxicological expert in Vice's documentary, while a more accurate assessment as well as any tracking seems almost impossible. (Source: https://www.vice.com)

"Whoever is caught with a CBD flower that has NPS on it will possibly be punished less than if the flower contains THC."

So not only are there socially serious consequences from the criminalization of cannabis in Germany, there are also health dangers that are reinforced by conservative jurisprudence and the lack of control of an illegal industry.

BeFox for decriminalization

We want to advocate both in a democratic sense, but equally on an individual level, to inspire to question the concept or inherent possible fallacies of "legal" and "illegal", to think independently, and to use the power of self-reflection in both drug and any other form of consumption.

We advocate for an immediate change in the law and want to encourage you to take precautions when using drugs. Until there will be a just decriminalization, we try to give you more self-determination and freedom in everyday life with products like the BeFox Organic Detox - and stand for it with our name.

Be smart, be healthy, BeFox.

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