Luxembourg to follow Canada's cannabis example

Law to be presented by autumn, implementation in next four years
Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg)
Friday, May 17, 2019

luxembourg cannabis flagLuxembourg is set to largely follow the example of Canada in legalising the recreational use of cannabis, two ministers said after a field trip to the country where the drug has been legal since 2018. Luxembourg's plans to allow production, purchase and consumption of the drug under certain circumstances have shaped up after the trip to Canada, during which they spoke to local ministers and producers. The ministers aim to present a legislative act by autumn this year after consultations with the State Council, the advisory organ to Luxembourg's parliament. They acknowledged that "neighbouring countries aren't too happy about this", but said they would seek dialogue with these countries to look at measures to prevent smuggling. (See also: Cannabis legalisation to occur this legislature)