Malta’s Parliament Approves Legislation to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Malta became the first European country to legalize adult-use Dec. 14 when its parliament approved legislation that would legalize the cultivation and possession of cannabis for adults 18 and older.

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The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by the president, allows adults to possess up to 7 grams of cannabis and to cultivate up to four plants, but consuming cannabis in public or in the presence of minors will remain illegal, according to an AP News report.

Those cultivating plants for personal use can store up to 50 grams of dried cannabis, AP News reported, and allows non-profit clubs to distribute cannabis and cannabis seeds to their members.

The legislation also establishes an authority that will work with Malta’s government to develop national regulating cannabis use, according to the news outlet.

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