Luxembourg debates legalising cannabis for recreational use

Petition prompts parliamentary discussion after garnering almost 7,500 signatures
Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg)
July 26, 2018

coffeeshop3Luxembourg politicians contemplated legalising cannabis, after a public petition garnered enough signatures to prompt a parliamentary debate. The petition, which called for the drug to be legalised for recreational use and distributed through coffee shops in Luxembourg, had garnered almost 7,500 signatures – surpassing the 4,500 threshold that triggers a debate in the Chamber of Deputies. "We have been on the wrong track for more than 40 years on cannabis – the repressive approach is a failure," said Joé Schmit, author of the petition, during the debate, according to a parliamentary release.