Luxembourg Legalizes Weed For Personal Use

Luxembourg Legalizes Weed For Personal Use

Lawmakers in Luxembourg on Wednesday approved measures to legalize cannabis for personal use, making it the only country in the European Union to do so.

according to forbes, “On Wednesday, a majority of 38 lawmakers voted in favor of a bill to legalize home cultivation and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes, while 22 lawmakers voted against.”

Outlet details on the new law:

“The legalization of adult cannabis in Luxembourg allows the possession, consumption and cultivation of up to 3 grams. However, the possession, consumption, transport and purchase of cannabis in public places remains prohibited. Fines have been reduced, ranging from 25 euros ($27) to 500 euros ($544) for fines up to 3 grams, but criminal proceedings ranging from 8 days to 6 months for possession of more than 3 grams You can be charged with fines between €251 ($273) and €2,500 ($2,722).You are allowed to grow up to four trees at home, as long as they are not visible from the outside.”

Legalization in Luxembourg, a tiny country of about 660,000 bordering France, Belgium and Germany, took a long time.

In 2018, the Luxembourg government promised to lift the ban by 2023. In 2021, Luxembourg authorities announced plans to allow individuals to grow up to four plants at home. In the same year, the government announced changes to Luxembourg’s cannabis laws.

Luxembourg’s Justice Minister Sam Tamson said at the time: “We thought we had to act. There is a drug problem, cannabis being the most used drug and a large part of the illegal market.” said. “First, we want people to be able to grow it at home. The whole illegal chain that the situation entails is that we do not support it, and we want to do everything we can to move further and further away from the illegal black market.”

A vote by Luxembourg lawmakers on Wednesday made Luxembourg the second country in the EU to legalize cannabis after Malta, which will legalize recreational cannabis in 2021.

Unlike Malta, Luxembourg has not established a cannabis social club framework.

“Luxembourg has therefore adopted a more restrictive model of legalization that allows cannabis users to consume cannabis according to specific rules without fines or criminal charges,” the paper said. forbes. “Given the EU’s current legal framework, which prohibits member states from establishing legal adult cannabis markets, any EU member state working to regulate cannabis could adopt a model similar to Luxembourg’s. expected to be of high sex” and the island of Malta. “

Details from the outlet:

“This is the case of Germany, which has faced the weight of high expectations for cannabis legalization. Initially, Germany aimed to establish a legal market for selling cannabis products. Because of the restrictions, it was necessary to backtrack from the original plan and instead develop a framework around the legalization of cannabis for personal use, which included personal consumption, possession, cultivation, and cannabis socialization. It contains provisions for the establishment of clubs, and a pilot program for the sale of cannabis for adult use in certain cities will be introduced at a later stage. In recent years, European countries regulating cannabis have tightened regulations compared to U.S. states, where legal markets for the sale of cannabis products have been established. The reason is mainly the risk of violating international treaties and European laws prohibiting the regulation of recreational cannabis use.”

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