Cannabis reform is one vote away from becoming law

Opposition MPs raise a number of concerns on cannabis reform in committee stage but do not put forward substantial amendments
Malta Today (Malta)
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

malta cannabis flagThe cannabis reform bill in Malta is one step away from being passed in parliament after it cleared committee stage. In a four-hour-long sitting MPs discussed the individual clauses and approved minor changes to the Bill that will allow people to possess up to 7g of cannabis, grow the plant at home and buy from regulated clubs. However, despite being against the reform, the Opposition MPs on the committee did not put forward any substantial amendments. The Bill now has to pass the Third Reading in parliament, which is a mere formality given government’s majority, before being signed into law by the President. (See also: Catholic and social work organisations call for free vote on cannabis law | MUMN wants President to veto cannabis reform)