ReLeaf Malta is a community-based pressure group that is demanding a change in national cannabis policy.
After decades of a failed national drug policy and the criminalisation of cannabis users, reason and rationality needs to come to Malta. From the USA to Uruguay, countries all over the world are turning to more sensible and evidence-based policies to tackle the black market created by a policy of prohibition.
Whereas punishment and condemnation were used against drug users in a failed attempt at law enforcement of misguided laws and control of the black market, ReLeaf Malta proposes that regulation and education can be a much stronger national policy to combat these issues.
The multiple applications of the cannabis plant, from medicinal use to industrial use to personal use, have remained largely untapped as a resource, and Malta is in a prime position to be ahead of this global shift in change and take advantage of the fertile soil while it can.
We believe that regulating and controlling the cannabis plant will be incredibly beneficial to the country. Removing the economic and social power away from organised criminal gangs and placing it in the hands of the people and the government would not only mean a more healthy and prosperous society, but a more fair and compassionate one as well.