High time for legal cannabis in Europe?

Five experts on a pan-EU cannabis policy
Politico (EU)
Thursday, September 26, 2019

europe cannabisEurope’s most commonly used illicit drug has moved from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to mainstream political debate. But EU governments remain deeply divided in their attitudes to cannabis. What’s the right path for Europe to take on cannabis, and where does Brussels’ role lie? What Brussels can do is feed information to member states through tools like directives. This is something it could do right now with medical cannabis, but it has not yet taken the initiative. So each member state has no idea what it should do about the medical use of cannabis in terms of EU policy. To be sure, Brussels cannot obligate a country to conform to a directive.