Recreational cannabis law at least two years away

Government to present roadmap announced for this autumn early next year
The Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

luxembourg cannabisThe process to legalise recreational cannabis in Luxembourg will take at least another two years as the government is set to unveil a first roadmap early in 2020. The government pledged to legalise marijuana as part of its 2018 coalition agreement, but the process is running into some delays. Initially foreseen for the autumn of this year, a proposed action plan by the health ministry remains outstanding. "We don't want to rush this," a ministry spokeswoman told the Luxembourg Times. "We decided to take all the time we need." Only once the framework has been adopted by the entire cabinet can the drafting of a law to legalise cannabis begin. Among the issues at stake is the potential violation of three United Nations drug control treaties that Luxembourg has signed.