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25th July 2023
Luxembourg: The Ministry of Health has responded to a parliamentary question about the status of HHC, in light of France have recently banned it, saying HHC is already a controlled substance. The ministry stated: “Luxembourg does not have to follow the French example, since HHC is controlled nationally under the amended Grand-Ducal regulation of 20th March 1974 concerning certain psychotropic substances.”
24th July 2023
5th July 2023
Luxembourg: Justice minister Sam Tanson has clarified various aspects of the recently approved cannabis legislation, press reports. She said no THC cap would be imposed on homegrown plants, to discourage resorting to the black market. Individuals can grow up to four cannabis plants at home, regardless of size, yield, or strength. Initially, cultivation must be from seeds, and the government plans to observe the impact of the legislation before authorising cultivation from cuttings. Crops must be concealed from public view.
28th June 2023
Luxembourg: The Chamber of Deputies has approved Bill 8033, legalising home cultivation of up to four cannabis plants per household, exclusively from seeds labelled with producer information and health warnings. Plants must not be visible from the public road. Personal consumption in private will be permitted, but not in the presence of minors or on public roads. The bill also decriminalises the public possession of small quantities of cannabis. Adults found with up to 3 g of cannabis for personal use will face reduced fines, ranging from €25 to €500. However, larger quantities may still carry higher fines and potential prison sentences.
26th June 2023
16th June 2023
2nd May 2023
Luxembourg: The Health and Justice ministries have published a proposal for the introduction of a recreational cannabis pilot programme. However, ministers have said the bill will not come under consideration in this legislative period, as it will be presented first to the European Commission. The proposal is for 14 publicly-owned sales points around the country and for consumers to be allowed to purchase up to 5 g of cannabis per day, up to a maximum of 30 g a month. The government and its licensees would be responsible for cannabis production, and prices would be set by the government.
14th April 2023
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18th July 2022
Luxembourg: Health minister Paulette Lenert and minister of justice Sam Tanson have announced a government plan to present a bill next year to allow the domestic cultivation of both medical and recreational cannabis, press reports. Medical cannabis is already legal in Luxembourg, but the Grand Duchy has so far relied on imports. The ministers said that once the current bill to allow home cultivation of non-medical cannabis is approved, the next steps would be introduced to the Chamber of Deputies, which would necessarily include the regulation of licensing and sales of recreational cannabis.
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