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‘I wanted to liberalize cannabis laws but ended up in court for deception’

‘I wanted to liberalize cannabis laws but ended up in court for deception’

Henricus Pillardy tells The Local how he ran for mayor in small-town Hesse to legalize weed and earn a lavish salary. But the 23-year-old went on trial on Thursday accused of misleading voters and inciting hatred. Where did it all go wrong?