Cannabis can be grown on a small scale and for personal use in Luxembourg as a result of a package of measures adopted by the national government to combat drug-related crime, the DPA reported on Friday, according to Agerpres.

According to the package presented on Friday, up to four cannabis plants will be allowed at home and per household.

However, both possession and use of cannabis in public remain prohibited.

The ruling coalition in Luxembourg has long sought to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis.

According to the European Drug Monitoring Center based in Lisbon, Luxembourg will become a pioneer in Europe with such far-reaching regulations.

Implementation of the plans has been delayed in Luxembourg, with the government citing the coronavirus pandemic as one of the reasons.

According to the government, the proposals simplify the criminal law applicable to the possession and purchase of up to 3 grams of cannabis.

The range of fines will be reduced from 251 to 2,500 euros as it is currently to between 25 and 500 euros.

Among the measures considered are an increased police presence, cameras attached to the uniforms of police officers and a concept implemented in schools to prevent drug use.

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