Malta, first licenses issued to cultivate cannabis for non-medical use

LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Maltese authorities have issued the first two licenses to cultivate the cannabis plant for non-medicinal use. The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis is also assessing other applications from four other associations to ensure the production of high-quality products, and to safeguard the health and rights of their respective members. Rebecca Buttigieg, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Reforms and Equality stated that Maltàs model is serving as a model for other countries because, in a cautious but decisive manner, it aims at fighting organized crime without creating a place for a new industry. “Our satisfaction is even greater after European countries, including Germany, are looking at the Maltese model in order to carry out similar reforms.”
These associations work on a not-for-profit basis, and together with the Maltese authorities are focusing on a harm reduction policy. Those aged 18 and over and Malta residents can only become members of one association.

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Source: medNews