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Iceland prepares to decriminalize cannabis



According to some studies, including one conducted by the United Nations, Iceland is the first cannabis-using country in the world.


A surprise when we expect to see countries like Jamaica or the Netherlands in front of this island in terms of quantity of consumption.

18.30% of Icelanders would then smoke cannabis regularly, an exorbitant figure when we know that this exceeds the countries in which the use of this substance has been made legal.


Consumption accelerated by the prohibition of beer from 1915 to 1989. As a result, Icelanders had to rely on other substances in order to find new occupations and substances to consume during their evenings or return from work.


The main argument in favor of legalization is the introduction of permissive laws that currently do not provide results on the decline in consumption of majiruana on the island.


"Over the past decade, there has been a shift in attitudes towards drugs around the world, and doubts about the usefulness of the fight against drugs have increased," quotes Svandis Svavarsdottir, Minister of Health of Iceland.


The Ministry and the Icelandic Government therefore wish to regulate drug use with a maximum capacity of possession by an adult.

The 340,000 Icelanders will then be able to express their opinion via an online platform.


Case to be followed...