Cannabis petition reaches vote threshold in under 24 hours

Petition to legalise 'coffee shops' selling cannabis in Luxembourg will now be debated by lawmakers
Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg)
Thursday, June 14, 2018

It took very little time for petition 1031 on the Luxembourg government's website – calling for the legal sale of cannabis in 'coffee shops' – to reach the 4,500-signature threshold. This means the petition will now be debated in parliament. A coffee shop based on the Dutch model – and, therefore, the legalisation of cannabis sales under controlled conditions – is the aim of petition 1031, filed in May on the Chamber of Deputies website. The petitioner cites a current policy of "acquiescence" in the sale and consumption of cannabis and argues for legalisation to curb drug trafficking in Luxembourg. The petition claims coffee shops would not only reduce pressure on police forces but also create jobs. (See also: Va-​​t-​​on vers une légalisation du cannabis?)