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Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, has been one tough nut to crack for legalization, however, these movements seem to be slowly taking hold. Check out what’s been going on in the battle lately.

 What You Need to Know About the Fight for Legalization in Malta

Malta's Legalization of Cannabis: Key Facts

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Yes, the possession, sale, transport and cultivation of cannabis is still illegal in Malta, but the fight for legalization has made huge progress! Here's what's been going on recently.

  • Ganja Continues to Be Illegal in Malta

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Penalties for trafficking illegal drugs fall between fines or a 4 year to life sentence. Possession falls between 12 months to 10 years. Although prosecution is unlikely, use is still prevalent.

  • Alternattiva Demokratika (Green Party of Malta)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Alternattiva Demokratika (Democratic Alternative) is one of the main advocates pushing to legalize cannabis in Malta. Check out their [website](http://www.alternattiva.org/) for up to date news on each step towards legalization.

  • The Argument of Cannabis in Malta

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Alternattiva Demokratika [declared](http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130213/local/-War-on-drugs-is-a-failure-.457389) that “the war on drugs is a failure." They argue that cannabis is safer than alcohol and cigarettes when opposition says it will create addicts prone to harder drugs.

  • Proposed Reformed Law Focuses on Support Over Jail

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    In July 2014, a [law](http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/40920/drug_decriminalization_law_guided_by_common_sense__bonnici#.VN2TXObF-So) to allow drug users to avoid court and face a justice commissioner and a social board was proposed. Cannabis users are hoping to appeal this to just face the commissioner.

  • New Drugs Law Allows Bud Use for Medical Purposes

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    In 2014, a [draft bill](http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/46670/new_drugs_law_to_allow_use_of_cannabis_for_medical_use#.VN2uHObF-Sp) on drug dependence was presented to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The prescription of medicinal preparations by a specialist physician would then be allowed.

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