'Time to try something else'

Luxembourg official tells Euronews on cannabis legalisation
Euronews (France)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Etienne SchneiderLuxembourg steps up preparations for new legislation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. "After decades of repressive policies, we have acknowledged that this policy does not work, that it did not meet expectations. So it's time to change mindsets, change our concepts and try something else," said Health Minister Étienne Schneider, who is also vice prime minister. Luxembourg wouldn't become a cannabis tourism hotspot, mainly because non-residents wouldn't be allowed to buy it. "It is not about meddling in [other EU countries'] national policies, but simply of discussing the observations we made in Luxembourg," Schneider said. "I hope that this Luxembourg initiative will also have a positive impact on the other countries of the European Union."