Luxembourg’s parliament has passed a law legalizing the possession and cultivation of cannabis for adults.
Some 2 years after the Luxembourg government first proposed ending cannabis prohibition, members of the Chamber of Deputies today passed a law legalizing its possession and cultivation by a vote of 38 to 22.
This makes Luxembourg the second country in the European Union to introduce this reform, after Malta, where legalization was passed in 2021.
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Luxembourg’s new cannabis law allows adults to consume 3 grams of cannabis in public and to grow 4 cannabis plants
Luxembourg’s new cannabis law, which was first proposed by the ministers of justice and internal security in 2021, will allow adults to possess up to three grams of cannabis and grow up to four plants in a safe place in their private apartment.
However, the approved regulations specify penalties for possession and cultivation above the permitted amount. Buying and possessing more than three grams of marijuana can be punishable by imprisonment for up to six months – a harsh penalty, especially given the relatively low possession limit. Consumption in public places will continue to be banned.
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s debate, Justice Minister Sam Tanson said the criminalization of marijuana was an “absolute failure,” – RTL Today reported. Therefore, he said, “we must dare to take a different path” and “look for solutions.”
The minister described the law in a message about the vote, saying it aims to “reduce the risk and prevent crime” associated with cannabis.
“Cultivation from seed, four cannabis plants per home community is permitted for adults. Consequently, personal consumption in the private sphere is permitted. The place of cultivation must be either a residence or a place of permanent residence, and the plants must not be visible from a public road. At the same time, a simplified criminal procedure is introduced for certain behaviors that remain prohibited, namely the consumption, possession, transportation, and acquisition in public places, exclusively for personal use, of up to three grams of marijuana by adults,” the release reads.
Combating the sale of cannabis on the black market, one of the objectives
MP Josée Lorsché of the Green Party said the law “is not a matter of downplaying or promoting cannabis.” Rather, it is about “fighting drug crime and the sale of marijuana on the black market.”
MP Dan Biancalana of the LSAP party added that prohibition “has not stopped people from using marijuana,” and “today the fact is that the purely repressive approach to this issue has so far failed.”
This change has been long awaited, as a coalition of major parties in Luxembourg agreed in 2018 to pass a law allowing “exemption from punishment or even legalization” of cannabis.
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