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3rd October 2023
24th July 2023
7th June 2023
Lithuania: The Central Election Commission has refused to register a civic initiative calling for a referendum to reject cannabis decriminalisation bills that are stuck in the Seimas (parliament), media reports.
6th June 2023
Lithuania: The Central Election Commission has received public appeals for a referendum on the issue of cannabis decriminalisation, media reports.
24th May 2023
Lithuania: The Seimas (parliament) has approved the government’s 12-year agenda on drug, tobacco and alcohol control, which aims to reduce supply and consumption, media reports. The document recommends that controls should be prepared and implemented at municipal level with the aim of reducing use of psychoactive substances and their supposed “precursors”.
12th May 2023
11th May 2023
Lithuania: The Department of Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control (NTAKD) supports an initiative to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of cannabis, media reports. The Seimas (parliament) decided last month that the necessary amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences and the Criminal Code would be considered again.
26th April 2023
Lithuania: The Seimas (parliament) is to reconsider decriminalising possession of small quantities of cannabis. Members yesterday accepted the Ethics and Procedures Committee’s view that parliamentary rules had been broken when proposed amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offences were voted down in December, media reports.
25th April 2023
Lithuania: A bid to decriminalise possession of small quantities of cannabis was removed from the parliamentary agenda today, with procedural issues to be resolved before the bill can be considered further, media reports. If the measure is adopted, administrative fines for possession are expected to replace criminal liability, in line with an amendment to the Code of Administrative Offences.
27th March 2023
9th March 2023
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