Legalise cannabis in Luxembourg?

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Luxembourg's Parliament is to debate the decriminalisation of cannabis, the health minister said while outlining a new drug prevention programme. 

On Monday, Lydia Mutsch explained that drug use in Luxembourg has steadily increased from 2009 to 2014. 

Among new measures proposed to curb its rise, the minister said that a broad debate in Parliament would take place to consider decriminalising the consumption of cannabis. 

Smoking hashish has repeatedly raised safety questions but there remains a large number of voices in favour of relaxing the law on its consumption. 

The minister said she hoped to raise awareness among young people in future of the risks surrounding cannabis consumption as well as the use of other, legal drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco. 

Among other proposals revealed on Monday, in Esch-sur-Alzette a drug consumption centre dubbed “Contact Esch” is set to open in future. 

The project, which costs around 2.1 million euros...

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