Malta Government and opposition parties call for debate, with a view to legalising and regulating cannabis

'Legalisation of recreational marijuana would not be a free-for-all'
Malta Today (Malta)
Saturday, May 6, 2017

malta legalize 2012A Labour government would initiate discussions on the use of cannabis for recreational use in Malta, eventually leading to its regularisation and taking it out of the hands of drug traffickers, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The Labour Party is not alone in calling for a national discussion on the regularisation of cannabis. Both the Nationalist Party and the Partit Demokratiku are calling for a debate, seemingly making the three parties in favour of legalising recreational cannabis. Opposition leader Simon Busuttil called for a discussion based on scientific research, which would in turn provide an informed decision on its possible implementation.