Minister for Reforms Owen Bonnici has presented the first reading of the cannabis reform which will be proposed by the Government.
Bonnici announced the news on Twitter, saying that the bill “will establish a new legal framework governing responsible use of cannabis.”
The bill has not yet been published, but it stands as an upshot of the white paper that was published last March.
The White Paper is mainly proposing the decriminalisation for those in possession of under seven grams or less for personal use, and that proceedings be seen before the Commissioner of Justice rather than the criminal court.
The reform also proposes the allowed cultivation of up to four plants of cannabis per household.
The Prime Minister had also promised that it will include a legal course of procurement, but it has not been clarified what it would be as yet.
Bonnici was also in charge of the 2015 decriminalisation bill, which had depenalised the possession of 3.5 grams for personal use.
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