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Cannabis authority yet to start issuing licences, months after law introduced [29.08.2022] New rules on cannabis use came into force in Malta in December after parliament approved a new law aimed at further decriminalising the substance. Th ...
Towards a ‘human rights-based’ drug policy [27.07.2022] In 2018, Malta became one of the first European countries to fully decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes; followed up by a broader reform to ...
Luxembourg leads the charge for a new European drug policy [17.07.2022] On Friday 15 July, representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, and Malta met at Senningen Castle and agreed that they want to switch to a differen ...
Cannabis associations should be ‘safe spaces’, NGOs propose [28.03.2022] Two NGOs have proposed that cannabis associations should be “safe spaces” where members have a “true interest and passion” in the substance, and wher ...
In Malta, confusion over cannabis law after doctor arrested for drug dealing [24.03.2022] Malta has been rocked by the arrest of a local doctor, Andrew Agius, for distributing cannabis mere months after the island became the first in Europ ...
Cannabis law still reflects discriminatory practices: Andrew Bonello [17.03.2022] The reform enacted by the Maltese government in 2021 Act No. LXVI to establish the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis and to amend various ...
The green wave hits Europe: Recent cannabis regulation initiatives in Europe [15.03.2022]
Europe should follow Malta's example on cannabis reform, says minister [09.02.2022] Malta’s new cannabis rules should serve as a model for other European states of how to end the unnecessary prosecution of low-level drug users and st ...
'Malta will not become another Amsterdam': cannabis authority chair [24.01.2022] Psychotherapist Mariella Dimech has been appointed the first executive chair of the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis. She tells how she p ...
It's official: recreational cannabis reform is now law [18.12.2021] A bill to allow recreational cannabis use has been signed by President George Vella and is now part of Maltese law. Legal Notice 478 notes that the A ...
Cannabis bill approved in parliament, in first for Europe [14.12.2021] Parliament approved a cannabis law that will allow users to carry, buy and grow amounts of the drug, making Malta the first European country to intro ...
In first for Europe, Malta to legalize recreational marijuana, with several other countries on the cusp [13.12.2021] “The transatlantic winds of change that have been blowing in the Americas for a while have now reached the shores in Europe,” Tom Blickman of the Ams ...
Opposition delays cannabis reform until December 14 [07.12.2021] A controversial new law on cannabis use will have to wait another week to be approved in parliament, after the opposition requested that MPs be calle ...
After Malta, Germany set to make pot mainstream [02.12.2021] The European Union is currently a hotchpotch of different approaches to cannabis use, ranging from complete prohibition to different levels of decrim ...
Cannabis reform is one vote away from becoming law [30.11.2021] The cannabis reform bill in Malta is one step away from being passed in parliament after it cleared committee stage. In a four-hour-long sitting MPs ...
From prohibition to trailblazing: A brief history of modern cannabis activism In Malta [27.11.2021] It is ironic, but if Malta does end up legalising recreational cannabis, one quiet man from Wales may be the one to thank for it. Prior to 2011, ther ...
Getting closer! Final stage before Malta’s cannabis reform becomes law to start next week [23.11.2021] It’s looking ever more likely that Malta will pass a landmark cannabis reform bill into law. The bill passed its second reading (the debate stage) in ...
No smoking allowed: An early look inside Malta’s planned cannabis associations [23.10.2021] Malta will soon allow people to purchase weed from “cannabis associations”, an exciting step forward for the country’s long-suffering cannabis commun ...
Cannabis legalisation will allow regulated associations and home growing of plants [06.10.2021] Under proposed cannabis legalisation in Malta, non-profit associations can grow cannabis to distribute among their members, Equality Minister Owen Bo ...
Owen Bonnici presents first reading on cannabis reform [04.10.2021] The minister for reforms Owen Bonnici has tabled the first reading of Malta's government proposed cannabis reform. Taking to Twitter, Bonnici said th ...
Cannabis reform consultation ends with 350 submissions [18.05.2021] The cannabis reform White Paper attracted more than 350 submissions from organisations and individuals. Government is proposing full decriminalisatio ...
Cannabis reform: possession up to 7g, cultivation of four plants at home [30.03.2021] Prime Minister Robert Abela of Malta launched a public consultation process on a White Paper to strengthen the legal framework on the repsonsible use ...
The problem with cannabis is that it doesn’t have a label: Andrew Bonello [24.02.2021] In Malta the Prime Minister has announced a White Paper on a possible new drug reform. Andrew Bonello: "In general, the gist of what the Prime Minist ...
Cannabis reform will allow users to grow plants for personal use, Robert Abela says [18.02.2021] Cannabis users will not be sent to prison and will be able to grow a limited amount of plants as part of government’s reform, Prime Minister Robert A ...
ReLeaf calls on government to decriminalise cannabis cultivation, consumption and sharing [09.02.2021] Cannabis legalisation advocacy group ReLeaf has told the Prime Minister to get on with the decriminalisation of cannabis cultivation and consumption ...
Decriminalise adult cultivation of cannabis with clear rules, ReLeaf says [11.12.2020] ReLeaf Malta has reiterated a call for the full decriminalisation of adult cultivation of cannabis by 2021. The cannabis law reform group said the Ma ...
Court rules 130g of cannabis were for personal use [27.10.2020] A court has spared a man a sentence of up to 10 years in prison after more than 100g of cannabis was found in his car, ruling it was for personal use ...
New parliamentary secretary Rosianne Cutajar says it's time to implement cannabis reform [15.01.2020] Rosianne Cutajar, in her new role as reforms parliamentary secretary, said that it is now time to start implementing the cannabis reform, which aims ...
No mandatory prison sentence for personal cannabis cultivation under new rules [12.12.2019] The prison sentence for a woman who was cultivating cannabis for her personal use, has led to the proposal of legal amendments that will give the Mal ...
Drug law failing its purpose as undeserving people get jailed [11.11.2019] A “draconian” drug law in Malta has forced a magistrate to jail a 39-year-old woman for six months for cultivating six small cannabis plants for her ...
Labour exponents call out Julia Farrugia Portelli over cannabis stance [19.09.2019] Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli has come under fire from exponents in her party over comments on cannabis in a TV interview. Farrugia ...
Cannabis legalisation lobby hopes for meeting with the President [19.06.2019] Cannabis legalisation lobby group ReLeaf has expressed concern at 'reservations' by President George Vella on extending legal use of the drug beyond ...
No date yet for legalisation of marijuana, parliamentary secretary says [07.05.2019] The Malta government has not yet set a date to motion a bill to potentially legalise recreational marijuana, parliamentary secretary for reforms Juli ...
ReLeaf urge government to present tangible proposals to legalise cannabis for personal use [11.03.2019] Cannabis campaigners want government to present tangible proposals for the legalisation of marijuana for personal use as they contest fears that regu ...
Government register contradicts stated policy, cannabis smokers lobby says [25.01.2019] Obliging Maltese cannabis smokers to register for them to have access to cannabis will achieve the opposite of the government’s stated aim of adoptin ...
Cannabis smokers will register with State under proposed reform [10.01.2019] Cannabis smokers in Malta will be asked to register with the government once a reform of the country's cannabis rules is implemented. “Government wil ...
Malta has officially legalised medical cannabis [27.03.2018] Malta has officially legalised medical cannabis and has applied to import 15 kilos of cannabis for medical purposes. The amendments to the Drug Depen ...
It’s about ‘harm-reduction’, not ‘recreational cannabis’ [25.02.2018] Malta is poised to become a centre for the production of medical marijuana – while also relaxing its cannabis legislation further – after decades of ...
Malta Government and opposition parties call for debate, with a view to legalising and regulating cannabis [06.05.2017] A Labour government would initiate discussions on the use of cannabis for recreational use in Malta, eventually leading to its regularisation and tak ...

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