The Luxembourg government approved last Friday the bill aimed at changing the legislation on cannabis in the Grand Duchy. This will allow adults to grow up to 4 cannabis plants at home, “exclusively from seeds”, and to consume in the private sphere.
The text must now be adopted by the Chamber of Deputies before it can legally pop its first seeds.
Consumption on public roads will remain prohibited and a decriminalization of 3 grams should be recorded and will be liable to a fine of €145. Beyond 3 grams, possession of cannabis will always be subject to criminal penalties.
“It must be noted that the repressive drug policy, conducted for 40 or 50 years, is a failure”, underlined the end of October the Minister of Justice, Sam Tanson.
The Luxembourg government first announced full legalization of cannabis. The coronavirus pandemic and a number of border pressures have, however, come “to curb this enterprise approached with great enthusiasm. However, slowing down does not mean giving up. The project remains on the agenda,” confirms the Minister.
With the German neighbor which will present its legalization project by the end of the year, Luxembourg will no longer find itself alone in defending legalization.