Cannabis legalization debate picks up momentum in Malta

Many have advocated for cannabis policy reforms in Malta over the last few years, covering the liberalization of CBD and hemp regulations and, more recently, cannabis legalization. In fact, the debate around the outright legalization of cannabis in the country has recently picked up a significant amount of momentum.

This week, Malta’s Equality Minister Owen Bonnici announced the release of a draft bill that effectively legalizes the personal use of cannabis.

Under the proposed legislation, non-profit organizations would be permitted to grow cannabis for distribution to private members, and citizens would also be allowed to grow up to four plants at one residence for personal use.

Bonnici announced the draft bill on Wednesday (6th October) during a press conference. According to Bonnici, the proposed changes are not designed to “incentivize cannabis culture or cannabis consumption” but aim to reduce the harm of drugs.

Read more at canex.co.uk


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