Here Are The European Countries That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana In 2018

While no European countries have legalized recreational cannabis this year, a number of them have reformed their marijuana laws by allowing medicinal use. Here are the EU countries that legalized medical marijuana so far in 2018.

Malta

Originally brought forth by the Maltese Health Minister Chris Fearne in 2017, medical marijuana officially came to the Mediterranean Island nation of Malta on March 26, 2018.

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Greece

Medical marijuana was legalized in 2017 by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and in March of this year his government allowed the cultivation and processing of cannabis on Greek soil.

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Luxembourg

A bill legalizing medical marijuana was unanimously passed by the government of Luxembourg—presented by the Luxembourg's Health Ministry—last week. This made them the 8th EU member to allow patients to access cannabis.

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Denmark

In December of 2017 the Danish parliament voted to bring a four-year trial for medical marijuana to Denmark. In January 2018 medical marijuana became available to some Danish patients, and in March the government began subsidizing the cost of prescriptions.

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President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis. Although DC voters passed a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis back in 2014, Congress has used its power over the nation's capital to prevent it from selling cannabis for recreational use. Right now, local dispensaries can only sell medical marijuana to registered patients thanks to Congress, which controls spending in the District of Columbia.

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