Luxembourg Govt Says It Will Pass Long-Awaited Cannabis Legislation Before Elections

LUXEMBOURG’s government has indicated that a long-running campaign for cannabis legalisation may soon make a significant step forward as plans for its state-controlled sale are expected to be submitted imminently.

The country’s Minister of Health, Paulette Lenert, informed local news publication RTL last week that she was confident a draft law would be submitted to the government council in the near future.

Just like Germany, the draft law is expected to be a heavily watered-down version of its original plans for full legalisation, and will also take the form of an ‘experiment’ so as not to breach international law.

While Ms Lenert suggested the news from Germany was a boon for Luxembourg, the current coalition government is now similarly in a race against the clock to deliver some form of legalisation before elections in October.


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