Meet the first European country to legalise cannabis: Luxembourg

Calling on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws, Luxembourg’s health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption.

Residents over the age of 18 are expected to be able to buy cannabis for recreational use legally within two years. Nevertheless, the state will regulate production and distribution through a cannabis agency. Draft legislation is expected to be unveiled later this year providing further detail on the types of cannabis that will be on sale and the level of tax that will be imposed.

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Treatment of cannabis-related disorders in Europe

This publication is part of a set of statistical articles based on the Eurostat document “Being young in Europe today. It reviews the interventions used in the treatment of cannabis disorders and maps out the geography of cannabis treatment in Europe.

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