RTL Today – Sale to remain illegal: Government allegedly backpedals on legalising cannabis

Cultivation sure, sale no: In accordance with Radio 100,7, the federal government has determined to considerably change its course concerning the deliberate legalisation of hashish in Luxembourg.

On Tuesday afternoon, Radio 100,7 reported that the federal government has apparently determined that the sale of leisure hashish will stay unlawful within the Grand Duchy. Solely the cultivation of hashish vegetation for personal consumption is to be legalised. In the meantime, medicinal hashish has been authorized in Luxembourg since February 2019. Nevertheless, since then, there have been frequent points with the availability chain.

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Of their coalition settlement from 2018, the Democratic Occasion (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Employees’ Occasion (LSAP), and the Inexperienced Occasion (Déi Gréng) initially introduced that they meant to legalise the state-controlled cultivation and sale of hashish in Luxembourg. Nevertheless, the federal government allegedly determined to pursue a special method to legalisation over the summer time.

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In an interview with Radio 100,7 on Tuesday morning, Minister of Well being Paulette Lenert confirmed that there are “a number of legal obstacles” within the European context that might render a legalisation considerably harder.