Luxembourg

Tue
01
Jun

Why Different Countries Are Relaxing Their Cannabis Laws

As the first European country to legalize cannabis, Luxembourg has called on other European countries to relax their drug laws, specifically cannabis production and consumption. According to the European state, the continent’s drug policy has not worked over the last few decades, and forbidding everything made it more attractive for people to find new ways of skirting laws.

The country’s relaxed laws will see residents over 18 years old able to buy cannabis for recreational use starting from 2020. The state will establish a cannabis agency to regulate all production and distribution. What’s more, minors between ages 12 and 17 will not face criminal charges if caught in possession of five grams or less of the drug. However, those who break the law will receive harsh penalties.

Thu
27
May

Luxembourg Moves One Step Closer to Legalization

Currently, there are no fully legal adult-use cannabis countries in Europe, but Luxembourg is moving forward. The only two countries that have legalized cannabis for adult use are Uruguay and Canada.

With that being said, there are already countries in Europe that are quasi-legal, such as in Switzerland where low-THC cannabis is bought and sold legally.

In Italy, the Supreme Court ruled previously that home cultivation is legal, and while lawmakers are still trying to sort things out, there are now some legal protections in place for consumers.

Wed
27
Jan

Several Nations Could Legalize Adult Use Cannabis In 2021—Which Could Be Next?

hemp field of plants

Last year came close to seeing two nations pass adult use cannabis laws. Ultimately, both efforts fell short. New Zealand saw its cannabis referendum rejected by voters in November, losing by a 51.1% to 48.8% margin. In Mexico, Congress was given its third extension to pass its law—pushing a decision into 2021. 

While disappointing, one of the two nations remains on the cusp of legalization, as is a country pivotal in the advancement of cannabis research and technology. Other nations could take action in 2021, although their prospects appear more likely to occur in the coming years. 

Fri
28
Aug

The Great Dutch Cannabis Experiment Morphs On

The Netherlands has pioneered many parts of the cannabis industry as it has evolved and changed over the last half century. See the eponymous coffee shop.

Mon
27
Apr

Luxembourg Likely to Be First EU Country to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Though many – but not all – of the EU member states have seen relaxing cannabis regulation in the last several years, Luxembourg is so far the only one to initialize legislation for legalized recreational cannabis.

Everyone is familiar with the Netherlands and how a person can sit in a coffee shop and puff on their favorite selection of marijuana without getting hassled by cops, or worrying about fines or prison sentences. In fact, there is often a misconception in the rest of the world that cannabis is actually legal in the Netherlands for recreational use, but this is not the case.

Wed
20
Nov

Luxembourg’s Government triples medical cannabis budget for 2020

While Luxembourg is a tiny country in the middle of Europe, it is beginning to play an outsized role in pushing all aspects of the cannabis discussion forward in the EU.

The country has steadily moved forward on integrating cannabis into the medical system. In 2018, medical cannabis was tested in a pilot project and is now available, on prescription, from a limited number of hospital pharmacies since February of this year. The program, at least from the Department of Health’s perspective, has been “very successful” so far in the words of Health Minister Etienne Schneier.

Mon
21
Oct

A look at cannabis legislation in Countries around the World

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention.

The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for guidance or lessons, while Russia has chastised it for its “barefaced” flouting of international anti-drug treaties.

Fri
16
Aug

Luxembourg becoming first EU State to fully legalize cannabis

Luxembourg is to become the first European Union country to fully legalize cannabis.

Wed
07
Aug

Pass the Duchy: Luxembourg’s grand plan to legalize cannabis

Luxembourg has ambitions to legalize recreational cannabis and convince other European countries to do the same.

Fri
10
May

Aurora Cannabis extends exclusive supply relationship with Luxembourg

Read entire article here.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (NYSE: ACB) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aurora Deutschland, has been selected by the Luxembourg Health Ministry as the exclusive supplier in a public bid to supply a second delivery of medical cannabis to Luxembourg.

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