Michael Hoban, Prohibition Partners
11th June 2021
During a Parliamentary debate on Wednesday 9 June, two political parties in Portugal, Left Bloc and Liberal Initiative, each presented proposals for adult-use cannabis legalisation.
The outcome of the debate was an agreement that both Bills be sent to the Health Committee for a period of 60 days, during which public hearings can be made, amendments presented and negotiations carried out before the deciding vote occurs in Parliament.
A spokesperson for the Parliament of Portugal told Prohibition Partners that, due to the timing of the debate and the 60-day period of negotiations, the bill “more than likely won’t go for final voting before the end of this legislative…