Labour exponents call out Julia Farrugia Portelli over cannabis stance

The parliamentary secretary has adopted a very cautious approach on the matter that has left those in favour of cannabis legalisation disappointed
Malta Today (Malta)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

malta cannabis flagParliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli has come under fire from exponents in her party over comments on cannabis in a TV interview. Farrugia Portelli, who is entrusted with reforms, including the legalisation of cannabis, said the recreational label given to cannabis in the Labour Party manifesto was wrong. The Labour Party manifesto pledged to further the debate on cannabis legalisation. The Prime Minister had also declared himself in favour of legalising cannabis, a stand he reiterated during the parliamentary debate on the law legalising the production and use of medicinal cannabis. (See also: Five reasons Labour is so cautious on legalising recreational marijuana)