Luxembourg set to be the first country in Europe to fully legalise cannabis

This tiny little country is set to be the first country in Europe to fully legalise weed. It’s currently in the planning and once that is finalised, they will be the first.

The current goals of the government in Luxembourg is to legalise the production, sale and use of cannabis within the country. This was agreed yesterday. When this is official, they will be the first country in Europe to properly legalise the drug. This takes time though – so it won’t be an instant thing, but it is certainly a sign of what’s to come. The government has made these plans to minimise the risk to those who consume the drug and also take sales away from drug dealers.

Cannabis in Luxembourg is currently only allowed if it is medicinal. This medicinal cannabis is actually coming from Canada, where it is legal.

Cannabis and the Netherlands

As we all know (or should know), the Netherlands has decriminalised cannabis. This means that it is ‘tolerated’ and not legal. This can be done in the coffee shops and within your own space – not out in public. This has been the case for an awfully long time now, with no sign of legalisation as of yet. However, the Netherlands is going to trial the cultivation of weed in some municipalities and if all goes well, it could look like it will slowly go in that direction.

People have campaigned for years now for the drug to be fully legalised and some feel like the policy is falling behind.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Actually cannabis is publicly smoked all over Amsterdam! In parks, at tramstops, beside the canals…I have literally NEVER seen a person have a problem with police etc for smoking a joint in the street. And I have lived here for 15 years.

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