“Luxembourg will tolerate the cannabis culture” blared The Luxembourger Wort, the country’s main daily newspaper.
The new measures on domestic production and consumption, according to the minister, are the first steps on the way to state-regulated production and distribution, the revenues of which would be used for addiction prevention, education and health care.
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The selling of cannabis seeds will also be possible in shops and online without limits on the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis.
Consumption will only be legal within the household, although fines for the possession of maximum three grams in public will be reduced considerably from the current fine of up to €2,500 to as little as €25.
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“A first in Europe! The Ministers of Justice and Internal Security announced on Friday morning that each Luxembourg household will be able to have four cannabis plants,” the paper adds.
Date: September 15, 2021
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Medical marijuana patients 18 years and older will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023. Plants must be grown indoors and must not be visible from the street. People who choose to grow their own plants must do so in their primary residence and where individuals under 21 can not access the plants.