The Luxembourg government has taken the first steps towards cannabis liberalisation.
Luxembourg – The Luxembourg government has taken the first steps towards a cannabis– Liberalization under way.
Attorney General Sam Tanson introduced legislation on Wednesday that would allow the cultivation and consumption of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use.
The aim of the law is to reduce the risks related to the origin and use of cannabis and to reduce crime.
In the future, every adult Luxembourger will have the right to grow four cannabis plants. However, these plants must not be visible in public spaces.
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Personal consumption in private surroundings is permitted. In public, however, the consumption or possession of cannabis remains prohibited.
The previous fines for this between 251 and 2500 euros will be reduced to an amount between 25 and 500 euros. Possession of less than three grams of cannabis can only be punished with a fine of 145 euros. If you possess more than three grams, criminal proceedings will be initiated.
The Minister of Justice’s statement states that permission for private cultivation and consumption in private spheres is “a first step” in the concept adopted by the liberal-green-social-democratic governing coalition to combat the illegal trade in cannabis.
Tanson pointed out that this concept also includes “the creation of a national production and trade chain under state control and the associated quality guarantee for the product”.