It will be allowed to produce and consume cannabis for personal use. This is to counter the crime of drug trafficking after prohibition has failed.
Luxembourg will be Europe’s first country to legalize marijuana production and use. Friday, October 22nd, Liberal Xavier Bettel’s government announced that it has been granted the permission to cultivate cannabis at home as well as its private consumption.
Each household will be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at their home. There will be no restrictions on the quantity or level of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. Seed trade will also be permissible. Seeds can be purchased online or imported by consumers.
Luxembourg will continue to ban the public consumption of cannabis, but it will allow for the introduction of a new policy. “Light criminal procedure.”If the offenses are not more than three grams, it will be subject to a maximum penalty of 145 Euros.
This is part of a legislative package that aims to combat drug-related crime. Sam Tanson, Justice Minister, explained that this is part of a legislative package to fight drug-related crime. “First Stage”In the response to power “Drug problem”.
The government coalition was elected in 2018 and promised to decriminalize or legalize recreational cannabis production on national territory.
The Luxembourg government has now revised its ambitions to manage relations with its neighboring countries. This was especially important for France, which was concerned about the possibility of trafficking being established at its borders. The legislative package could be voted upon by the end 2022.
Luxembourg now joins Mexico and Uruguay in making recreational marijuana legal. They also allow it to be consumed for medical purposes. Although possession and trade of cannabis are illegal in the Netherlands, there is a policy of tolerance.