Drugs

The amended law of 19 February 1973 on the sale of medicinal substances and the fight against drug addiction prohibits both the sale and consumption in Luxembourg of drugs such as cannabis (hashish, marijuana), synthetic drugs (ecstasy, speed, etc.), magic mushrooms (fungi), cocaine (cocaine, free-base, crack) and heroin.

It is therefore not only the sale of these products that is prohibited, but also their consumption. As a result, cannabis consumption, for example, is not a minor offence and will not go unpunished.

CANNABIS: PENALTIES STIPULATED

Offence

Consumption, acquisition, carrying, possession

Consumption in the presence of one or more minors

Consumption with one or more minors

Consumption in the workplace or at school

Penalty

A fine of up to €2,500

Imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to €2,500

Imprisonment for up to 2 years and/or a fine of up to €25,000

Imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to €2,500

OTHER DRUGS: PENALTIES STIPULATED

Offence

Consumption, acquisition, carrying, possession

Consumption in the presence of or with minors or in the workplace

Consumption with one or more minors

Consumption at school

Consumption as a teacher/school employee

Penalty

Imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to €2,500

Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to €12,500

Imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to €1,250,000

Imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to €250,000

Imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to €250,000

FURTHER POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:

  • Expulsion from school;
  • Dismissal;
  • Seizing of vehicle or mobile phone;
  • Searches;
  • Refusal of authorisation to obtain a driving licence;
  • Referral to a drug rehabilitation facility or centre;
  • Entry on the criminal record.

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