Cannabis reform will allow users to grow plants for personal use, Robert Abela says

Prime Minister Robert Abela says cannabis users should not go to jail as he fleshes out some aspects of government’s proposed reform
Malta Today (Malta)
Thursday, February 18, 2021

malta cannabis flagCannabis 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 Abela said. This is the first time that a government official has given a clear indication of the direction the promised reform will take. Abela said Cabinet will shortly be discussing a White Paper that will be published for public consultation. He said the reform will end police arrests for people caught in possession of a small amount of cannabis and hinted that the current limit of 3.5g allowed at law would increase. He added that the right to grow a small number of cannabis plants for personal use will be considered. (See also: Cannabis users should have right to make safe and legal choices, Labour deputy leader)