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Government still considering recreational cannabis



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Claude Wiseler has been wondering about the state of play regarding the legalisation of recreational cannabis. Photo: Anthony Dehez/archives 

The chamber of deputies debated the legalisation of recreational cannabis on 20 May at the request of CSV deputy Claude Wiseler. According to the health minister, the file is continuing its course. 

Filed away for over a year due to the health crisis, the issue of recreational cannabis resurfaced on 20 May in the chamber of deputies.

In fact, the parliamentarians referred to a January 2020 parliamentary question by MP Wiseler. The issue on recreational cannabis legalisation is included in the majority agreement, and the MP wanted to know where this question was.

Health minister Paulette Lenert (LSAP) confirmed that the case was continuing and that "a lot has already been done since 2019," L’essentiel reports.

Wiseler was also concerned about the creation of "drug tourism" once recreational cannabis was legalised.

There are currently six working groups related to this bill, and an interim report should be presented in the coming months.

This article was published in French on Paperjam and has been translated and edited for Delano.