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EU Citizens Initiative to Legalise Marijuana Launched

CroatiaMarijuana legalisation experiments currently going on in Uruguay and the U.S States of Colorado and Washington has triggered talks around the issue of legalising the substance in a range of other nations. Croatia last year relaxed laws and decriminalised possession of small amounts of illicit drugs, and if a EU initiative is successful then the marijuana could soon be legal…

Weed like to talk is a European citizens initiative trying to gather 1 million signatures with their aim being to legalize cannabis production, sale and use at the European Union level.

There is currently a heterogeneous legal map as regards cannabis policies in the EU. The question of coherence and discrimination is worth asking. A common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale would: (a) ensure equality before the law and non-discrimination of all EU citizens; (b) protect consumers and monitor health security; (c) end cannabis trafficking. Let’s leap toward the legalization of cannabis and the harmonization of national legislations across the EU, say the group, who plan to submit the initiative to the European Commission later this year.

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