Malta Becomes First EU Member to Legalize Cannabis
Malta has become the first European nation to legalize adult-use cannabis. President George Vella signed the bill into law on Saturday, December 18, 2021, just days after it was approved by Parliament.
The law allows adults over the age of 18 years to possess up to 7 g of cannabis and to store up to 50 g in their home. The bill also allows adults to cultivate up to four plants for personal use. Unlike legislation that has passed in North America, the law will not create a commercial market for cannabis, though non-profit cooperatives will be allowed to grow and distribute cannabis to their members.
Several other European nations, including Germany, Luxembourg, and Italy, have indicated an interest in legalizing cannabis as early as 2022.
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