Malta’s latest MP Miriam Dalli has revealed she’s personally in favour for the introduction of recreational use of cannabis. However, she maintained it was a complex issue with varied opinions and merited a proper discussion.
Speaking to Peppi Azzopardi in Xarabank’s latest episode aired on Lovin Malta, Dalli explained that despite her personal opinion, the country would need to speak a wide range of people to achieve a balance on the issue.
“Look at people who deal with drug addiction, for example, they are totally against it. What I believe might not necessarily be the best way forward,” she said.
Dalli said that nation finally needs a proper discussion on the issue that takes into account scientific studies on cannabis use.
The government has long been working on a legislative framework sensitive to cannabis users. However, it seems to have stalled.
Last 4/20, the unofficial international day dedicated to cannabis users’ rights, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms Rosianne Cutajar published a video citing the results of a study which found that over 40,000 people in Malta have used cannabis.
Dalli is expected to command a powerful ministerial position within the coming weeks and months. It remains to be seen whether the issue will fall under her duties. However, her influence could have a massive effect on some progress in the discussion.
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