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Luxembourg first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis

Adults in Luxembourg will be permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants in their homes or gardens under laws that will make it the first country in Europe to legalise production and consumption of the drug.

The announcement on Friday by Luxembourg’s government was said to deliver fundamental changes in the country’s approach to recreational cannabis use and cultivation in light of the failure of prohibition to deter use.


Over 3 billion cigarettes were sold in Luxembourg in 2018, a 5.86% increase from the year prior. [...] According to the figures provided in Gramegna’s reply, the price for a packet of 20 smokes is €4.20 and did not change from 2017 to 2018, although it has increased from €3.20 in 2010. Nevertheless, there is a steep price differential between Luxembourg and its neighbouring countries, specifically France.