Luxembourg to legalize possession and recreational marijuana growing for personal use
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 28 October, 2021
There is no doubt that more countries are now open to lifting the existing ban on recreational marijuana use. One of the latest nations excited to join the legalization party is Luxembourg.
That’s right, the European country could become the first nation on the old continent to legalize cannabis for adults, as Luxembourg’s Justice and National Security ministers unveiled a plan to authorize the possession and marijuana growing for personal use. Although the measure will also have to be voted in Parliament.
According to the proposal, adults over the age of 18 could consume marijuana and grow up to four plants per household. However, consuming cannabis in public will remain illegal.
Under the proposed non-commercial model, possessing more than three grams in public would remain a civil offense, with a fine ranging from 25 to 500 euros ($29 to $581). Adults, on the other hand, would be able to buy and exchange cannabis seeds for their garden.
“The idea is that a consumer is not in an illegal situation if they consume cannabis and that we don’t support the whole illegal chain from production to transport to sale where there is a lot of misery associated,” said Justice Minister Sam Tamson. “We want to do everything we can to move further and further away from the illegal black market,” he said.