Luxembourg wants to legalize cannabis – making it the first country in Europe to take this step.
So far cannabis is completely legal in two countries – Uruguay and in Canada. Now Luxembourg is also taking the first step towards recreational cannabis legalization. The Grand Duchy wants to allow the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis.
A working group of the Luxembourg Ministry of Health is currently working on the preparation. The working group is in close contact with Canada, where cannabis has been legalized since October 2018. How exactly the legalization should be implemented is not clear yet.
The minister of health wants to get an accurate impression by the end of May and will also visit Canada to get a better understanding of the legal market. They will also exchange information with the Netherlands. However, the situation in the Netherlands is more complex because the sale is only partially tolerated and the cultivation is paradoxically still illegal.
Following these exchanges, a law will be developed.
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