ARUC – Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis
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ABOUT ARUC
The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (‘ARUC’) has been established by Chapter 628 of the laws of Malta enacted in 2021. The Authority is presently in the phase of establishing an effective and efficient system that ensures the responsible use of cannabis. This fundamental reorientation of policy is a joint national effort to move away from the punitive enforcement approach to improved health and social intervention.

The Authority, whilst remaining steadfast in the approach of discouraging and delaying cannabis use, will through responsible and legal regulation allow restricted access to cannabis use by aspiring to advance the goals of public health and safety.

ARUC is responsible for both the regulations of licenses necessary to own a non-profit organisation for cannabis as well as providing education on various levels. To ensure that all decisions taken are evidence-based, a baseline study on the general population was conducted prior to licenses being issued.
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RESEARCH
LICENCING
LEGAL

RESEARCH

Moving away from assumptions to a research-based approach gives the Authority a superior edge when drafting policies, issuing legal frameworks, and participating in harm reduction campaigns.

LICENCING

Licencing is one of the core functions of the Authority, from the registration of the NPOs to the renewal and re-evaluation of the licence obtained by the NPO.

LEGAL

Focus on the legal frameworks the Authority needs to provide for the registration of NPOs, screening and evaluation of applications, and managing appeals, amongst other roles.

EVENTS
30 November
1730
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2100
UoM
The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC) in collaboration with the Faculty for Social Wellbeing & Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU), is pleased to invite you for a public lecture.
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03 August
0900
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1200
Online
A new update to the Application to Cultivate, Harvest, Store, Package, Transport and Distribute Non-Medical Cannabis was released. The notes were updated accordingly.
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08 June
0800
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2000
Online
ARUC has a key role in harm reduction. In the link below, one can find a booklet about harm reduction in cannabis.
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27 June
0800
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2000
Marsa
Please subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments about the Authority and licensing-related matters.
FIND OUT MORE
30 November
1730
-
2100
UoM
The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC) in collaboration with the Faculty for Social Wellbeing & Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU), is pleased to invite you for a public lecture.
REGISTER
03 August
0900
-
1200
Online
A new update to the Application to Cultivate, Harvest, Store, Package, Transport and Distribute Non-Medical Cannabis was released. The notes were updated accordingly.
REGISTER
08 June
0800
-
2000
Online
ARUC has a key role in harm reduction. In the link below, one can find a booklet about harm reduction in cannabis.
REGISTER
27 June
0800
-
2000
Marsa
Please subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments about the Authority and licensing-related matters.
REGISTER

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis disseminates educational material through various sources to delay or deter the use of cannabis amongst youths and non-users. The Authority also educates cannabis users and the general public about the rights and responsibilities of cannabis users and cannabis harm reduction associations.

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LATEST NEWS
ARUC STATEMENT

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC) has noticed with great concern thatRead More

8, January
Public Lecture

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis (ARUC) in collaboration with the Faculty forRead More

20, November
Updates to the Regulatory Framework

The Authority has continued with its stakeholder consultation process and obtained feedback. The Authority hasRead More

23, May