Finland, like many nations, is considering the question of cannabis legalisation. The debate pits potential tax revenues against concerns for public health. Currently, cannabis use is illegal in the country, except for medicinal purposes. Despite this, an estimated 100,000 Finns use cannabis monthly, with usage on the rise in recent years.
A citizen’s initiative
A citizen’s initiative to legalise cannabis in Finland will be presented to Parliament in the spring. Already last year, it got over 50,000 signatures, signalling significant public interest and support.
The initiative proposes legalising the use, possession, cultivation for personal use, manufacturing, and sale of cannabis in Finland, with age restrictions. Additionally, it suggests establishing a regulatory framework for cannabis production and sales to minimise harm to individuals and society.