ReLeaf Malta, a prominent NGO representing cannabis consumers, is championing the cause for a reconsideration of legal cannabis possession limits within private residences. In a statement released on Sunday, the organization expressed concern over the existing limits, asserting that responsible adult home cultivators face potential unwarranted trafficking allegations due to disproportionately low possession ceilings for dried cannabis flowers.
The current possession limit of 50 grams, according to ReLeaf Malta, should be revised upwards to 400 grams. The NGO argues that this adjustment would align more realistically with the achievable yield through personal home cultivation of cannabis, thus safeguarding responsible cultivators from severe legal consequences.
Additionally, the NGO is urging authorities to review the “exceptionally low” threshold for public possession, presently capped at 7 grams. ReLeaf Malta proposes raising this threshold to 30 grams, a quantity it deems comparable to the standard amount found in a typical tobacco packet.
Emphasizing the importance of these proposed changes, ReLeaf Malta contends that their implementation is vital to establish a fair and equitable regulatory environment. The aim is to promote responsible cannabis practices while alleviating disproportionate legal liabilities for individuals who are exercising their right to cultivate and possess cannabis within reasonable limits.
These recommendations, if adopted, could signify a significant step towards a more balanced and just regulatory framework surrounding cannabis possession in Malta.