Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s wellness minister, mentioned that the present drug policy which has been in existence in the nation for the previous 50 years hasn’t had the preferred impact due to the fact prohibition only served to make marijuana far more attractive to the youth. He added that he hoped that the citizens of Luxembourg would all come to be far more open-minded towards drugs.
According to the legalization strategy, residents who are at least 18-years old would be in a position to acquire, possess and use marijuana in Luxembourg two years from now. The state plans to make an agency by means of which the production and distribution of marijuana will be regulated.
The draft law by means of which this legalization will be implemented is anticipated to be unveiled later this year. The wellness minister revealed that the draft law is probably to incorporate provisions banning guests from obtaining marijuana for the duration of their keep in Luxembourg. Schneider says this provision is important in order to protect against the nation from becoming a location for “drug vacationers.”
The legalization law is also probably to ban the house cultivation of marijuana when also decriminalizing the possession of significantly less than 28grams of the drug by minors involving 12 and 17 years of age. Even so, minors who contravene this rather liberal provision will face stiff penalties.
Luxembourg’s wellness minister also mentioned that he was keen to convince other nations in the EU to comply with Luxembourg’s lead and reform their personal marijuana laws.
According to added info offered by Schneider, there is probably to be restricted resistance to the strategy to legalize marijuana in Luxembourg due to the fact a coalition of the Liberals, the Greens and the Social Democrats agreed to this strategy. Final year, Felix Braz (the justice minister) and Schneider flew to Canada to see how a single of the biggest Canadian pot firms was making marijuana for the recreational marketplace.
Healthcare marijuana is currently legal in Luxembourg and the possession of restricted amounts of marijuana was decriminalized. Complete legalization thus appears to be the subsequent logical step for this EU nation.
It is unclear how other EU nations will respond to the legalization of cannabis in Luxembourg. The Netherlands is at present the only nation in the EU which tolerates recreational marijuana because the drug is neither illegal nor legal. Coffee shops openly sell marijuana even if the cultivation and processing of the substance remains illegal in the nation.