Cannabis reform consultation ends with 350 submissions

Sources close to the consultation process said the feedback was “encouraging” and reflected the public sentiment
Malta Today (Malta)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

malta reform nowThe cannabis reform White Paper attracted more than 350 submissions from organisations and individuals. Government is proposing full decriminalisation for adults in possession of 7g or less of cannabis for personal use and proceedings before the Commissioner for Justice, rather than the criminal court, for those with more than 7g but less than 28g. “Many agreed with decriminalisation but were against legalisation but there were responses criticising the White Paper for not going far enough in providing a legal framework that would completely cut out the black market and also create safe spaces outside the home for cannabis users,” sources said. (See also: Cannabis: a very costly prohibition)