Government register contradicts stated policy, cannabis smokers lobby says

Obliging cannabis smokers to register themselves with the State will accomplish the opposite of harm reduction, pro-regulation group ReLeaf says
Malta Today (Malta)
Friday, January 25, 2019

rolling jointsObliging Maltese cannabis smokers to register for them to have access to cannabis will achieve the opposite of the government’s stated aim of adopting a harm reduction approach, according to the pressure group ReLeaf. Earlier this month, reforms parliamentary secretary Julia Farrugia said that government was actively considering having a user registration system as part of the proposed reform of laws regarding recreational cannabis use. While it agrees that some form of interaction between the user and wherever they are purchasing it from is required to promote responsible use, ReLeaf believes a centralised register would stigmatise users and drive those likely to need help to the black market.