4/20 in Belgium: High time to legalise cannabis?

Calls for legalisation of cannabis in Belgium have intensified in recent years
The Brussels Times (Belgium)
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

For those partial to the psychoactive herb cannabis, 20 April (known in the US as 4/20) is a day of celebration for the drug, with groups sometimes gathering to “light up” at the given hour on the given day. Not so in Belgium, where a drug law dating back more than a century currently outlaws the drug and shrouds the use of its legal component CBD in ambiguity. With no plans for legalisation, the country lags far behind its progressive neighbours Luxembourg and the Netherlands on cannabis-related policy. Is it time the country considers decriminalising the plant?