EU|Finland’s Government Will Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana In Response To Citizen Petition

Finland’s Government Will Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana In Response To Citizen Petition

Finland’s government will soon consider decriminalizing the possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use after advocates garnered more than the required 50,000 petition signatures to trigger a review by Parliament. The proposals stipulates that possession of 25 grams or less of cannabis, and the cultivation of up to four plants, would not carry criminal penalties. Only one plant could be dried at a time, as a typical plant yields about as much cannabis as would be permitted for personal possession under the petition. Kasvua Kannabiksesta, the group behind the measure, started the signature gathering process in May, but it amassed most of its signatures in the last month, crediting a social media campaign for the success, according to Yle. Yesterday our campaign in Finland reached historical 50 thousand signatures for a #cannabis #decriminalisation referendum. Which means it has to be at least discussed in the parliament, hopefully turned into a law. Happened on @UN Day. While #Finland is the #EU president. — KasvuaKannabiksesta2020 (@KasvuaK) October 25, 2019 “People usually leave things to the last minute. We’ve been promoting this recently and getting our message out on social media,” activist Janne Karvinen said. “There’s certainly more than 50,000—or even more…

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