Malta Parliament legalises cannabis for personal use

In Parliament, The bill won 36 votes in favor and 27 against the motion. The bill was passed on 14th December.

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Malta is has become the first European country in the continent to allow limited cultivation and possession of cannabis for personal use. The Malta parliament is bringing laws to Decriminalize the same. The law will allow adults in Malta to possess up to seven grams (0.25 oz) of cannabis and grow up to four plants.

Several other nations in Europe such as Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland have plans to do the same. The Malta parliament voted in favor of the reform, with the bill winning 36 votes in favor and 27 against the motion. The bill was passed on 14th December.

As per the new laws, Adults are now allowed to carry up to seven grams of cannabis, but cannot grow more than four plants at home. Whereas, smoking it in public or front of children will be illegal. The punishment for smoking in public is planned around €235 as a fine, and those smoking cannabis in front of anyone younger than 18 could be fined up to €500 or even Jail for a short term.

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