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 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 discouraging and delaying cannabis use, will, through responsible and legal regulation, allow restricted access to cannabis use by aspiring to advance public health and safety goals.
ARUC is responsible for the licensing of non-profit associations that cultivate and distribute cannabis and also provides education on various levels.