Legalization of cannabis proposed in Iceland

Pawel Bartoszek, a member of Parliament for Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis. The proposed bill will put in place a framework of rules about the production, sales, and handling of cannabis products alongside a general decriminalization of cannabis use. Pawel released a statement earlier today on his website where it came to light that the Parliament member will open the handling of the case.

The bill is based on the handbook How to Regulate Cannabis: A Practical Guide that is released on behalf of Transform. The bill will be introduced by Pawel and he will be supported by Sigrún Ingibjörg Gísladóttir, a fellow member of Viðreisn, and two members of the Pirate Party, Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson and Jón Þór Ólafsson. Over a 1000 individuals are prosecuted for matters related to cannabis each year in Iceland, according to Pawel.

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