Minister casts doubt over Luxembourg legal cannabis plan

Justice Minister Sam Tanson on Friday refused to confirm Luxembourg will legalize cannabis for recreational use in an apparent U-turn over a government promise from 2018 that drew widespread international attention.

"I can't confirm anything," Tanson said in an interview when asked whether the sale of cannabis would still be made legal, as foreseen in the 2018 coalition agreement. Earlier, she had sidestepped questions about the overall plan to legalize the production, sale, possession, and consumption of cannabis.

Tanson is set to publish a package of measures for security and drug policy issues in October, she told public radio station 100,7, which would include the regulation of cannabis use. But she did not give further details.

Former economy minister Etienne Schneider and Tanson's predecessor Felix Braz traveled to Canada in 2019 to learn how that country had implemented legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational use in that year.


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