Cannabis in Malta is legal, within limits. In 2018, the Parliament of Malta legalised medical cannabis. On 18 February 2021, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced plans to introduce a law that would legalize possession of a small amount of cannabis and plants for personal use. On 14 December 2021, recreational cannabis was partly legalized as the Parliament of Malta legalised recreational cannabis for personal use, becoming the first EU country to do so. In Malta, it is now legal to carry up to 7g cannabis and each household may grow up to 4 plants. It is also legal to establish cannabis associations, known as Cannabis Social Clubs, which can cultivate cannabis to distribute among members, up to a maximum of 7g per day and 50g per month. Smoking in public remains banned. The law came into force with the signature of President on 18 December 2021.