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Malta has had 26 licensing applications for cannabis clubs since February

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Malta's Responsible Use of Cannabis Authority has confirmed that it has had 26 license applications for social clubs in the country since February, although there are still no set dates for issuing licenses. Malta was the first country in Europe to legalize the adult use of cannabis in 2021.

Leonid McKay, who heads the Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis, said in remarks to Times of Malta, that there is a long and rigorous verification process and that it would not be in a position to give a forecast for the issuance of the first licenses.

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis has been receiving applications for clubs — Cannabis Harm Reduction Associations — since the beginning of March and this will be, for now, the only way through which it will be possible to acquire cannabis for recreational consumption, although legalization took place in 2021. Clubs cannot be for profit and can only sell their own product, that is, only seeds can be imported from abroad, and everything must be grown by the association in national territory, and cannabis itself cannot be imported (or exported) .

Read more about Malta's future market:

How will cannabis associations work in Malta?

 

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[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]

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I am one of the directors of CannaReporter, which I founded together with Laura Ramos. I am from the unique Island of Madeira, where I currently reside. While I was in Lisbon at FCUL studying Physical Engineering, I became involved in the national hemp and cannabis scene and participated in several associations, some of which I am still a member of. I follow the global industry and especially legislative advances regarding the different uses of cannabis.

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