Health Minister Paulette Lenert is visiting Portugal to learn more about the country’s liberal drug policies, decriminalization strategy and medical cannabis production.
The Ministry of Health plans to create a legal framework to allow the cultivation of medicinal cannabis in the Grand Duchy, Minister Lenert announced in Lisbon on Sunday evening. A legal analysis of the situation is expected to be completed in September.
The politician from the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) explained that many countries that eventually went beyond medical cannabis began with this approach, as it allows the appropriate control and security mechanisms to be established first: “Then a The third phase could see the cultivation of cannabis for non – medical purposes in Luxembourg. “
Over the past two years, the Grand Duchy has faced a number of supply problems affecting medicinal cannabis, which could be avoided once production is also legalized nationally.
The government will allow people to grow up to four plants at home as a first step towards legalizing recreational cannabis in Luxembourg. Ministry of Agriculture officials are currently working on regulating cannabis seeds to ensure certain quality standards.
Aside from visiting medicinal cannabis plantations, Minister Lenert is further inspecting substitution and addiction programs in Portugal. The country has seen positive results in its decriminalization policies, which are due in part to the launch of comprehensive addiction support programs, said Minister Lenert: “We also want to recognize drug addicts as more patients. than as criminals. “