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Government ministers presented a new pilot project for the introduction of recreational cannabis sales points on Friday, although the bill will not appear in the Chamber of Deputies in this legislative period.
Ministers Claude Meisch, Paulette Lenert and Sam Tanson presented the new bill, which would lead to the installation of 14 state sales points around the country as part of the recreational cannabis pilot project. Consumers would be able to purchase up to 5 grams a day, or 30 grams a month, with two government production licences to be awarded.
However, the pilot project has not yet been established in a legal text, and is expected to be presented to the EU Commission soon. It is not yet known when it is due to start, although it is thought it will not take place until the next parliamentary period.
The bill on growing up to four cannabis plants at home, however, has been improved and is likely to be pushed through as part of a first phase. This project is currently being considered by the State Council and could be put to a Chamber vote before the next parliamentary elections.