On Wednesday, 23 November, the Seimas Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to the Administrative and Criminal Code that propose to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis without intent to distribute it.
6 committee members voted in favour, 1 member voted against, and 2 MPs abstained.
With this decision, the Committee puts the bill to a vote in the Seimas.
It is worth mentioning that during its official visit to Lithuania on November 2-4, a delegation of the Eastern and Central European and Central Asian Commission on Drug Policy (ECECACD) had a number of meetings to discuss the draft law with members of the Seimas, the Speaker of the Seimas, the President of Lithuania and representatives of key ministries and institutions responsible for drug policy.
Commissioners provided scientific evidences and arguments in favor of decriminalization, held a press conference, gave a series of interviews and hed a series of working meetings to support the draft law in Lithuania.