Cannabis in Luxembourg is decriminalized for recreational use and legalized for medical use. Prosecution depends on the amount of cannabis one possesses. Since 2001, prison penalty has been substituted by a monetary fine ranging from 250 to 2,500 euros.[1]

Decriminalization[edit]

In April 2001, Luxembourg updated its prior 1973 law, and reclassified cannabis as a Category B controlled substance, meriting only a fine for a first offense, effectively decriminalizing personal possession.[2][3]

In November 2018, the government announced that it would legalise the recreational use of cannabis, though an exact timetable has yet to be defined.[4]

Medical cannabis[edit]

In November 2017, the Minister of Health announced a two-year pilot program under which Luxembourgers would be able to obtain cannabis extracts and cannabinoids for medical purposes .[5][6]

In June 2018, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill to legalize the medical use of cannabis.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art. 7 and Art. 8 refer to the usage of narcotics" (PDF), Excerpt of the "Mémorial A" of the Luxembourgish legislation
  2. ^ Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union (PDF). European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 2011. p. 23. ISBN 978-92-9168-470-0. ISSN 1609-6150. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ Bewley-Taylor, David R. (2012). International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured. Cambridge University Press. pp. 175–. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139057424. ISBN 978-1-107-01497-8.
  4. ^ Lambert, Yannick; Pritchard, Heledd (29 November 2018). "Cannabis to be made legal for recreational use in Luxembourg". Luxembourg Times.
  5. ^ Damiani, Claude (2 January 2018). "Cannabis médical : l'exemple de l'Allemagne" [Medical cannabis: the example of Germany]. Le Quotidien (in French). Archived from the original on 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ Huberty, Martine (8 November 2017). "Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes Pilot Project". Delano. Maison Moderne. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ Pritchard, Heledd (29 June 2018). "Cannabis for medical use legalised in Luxembourg". Luxembourg Times. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. ^ Tharoor, Avinash (29 June 2018). "Luxembourg Is Latest EU Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis". Talking Drugs. Release. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2018.