Belgium Decriminalizes Cannabis 4/24/98

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Belgium, which has long been stuck, both legally and geographically, in-between the cannabis-tolerant Dutch and the prohibitionist French, announced this week (4/21) that personal-use amounts of cannabis will now receive the "lowest priority" from the police. While insisting that possession will remain a punishable offense, the government's action effectively decriminalizes marijuana. The move is the latest sign of a mounting trend in Europe away from cannabis prohibition. Sources in Europe are estimating that "personal use amounts" will likely mean five grams or less.

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