Czechia, officially known as the Czech Republic, may soon the join the growing list of European countries with legal adult-use cannabis. Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is drafting the requisite legislation, which could be in place by 2024.
As to what the new law might look like:
The new measures should establish the level of narcotic substances that legal marijuana products can contain. Marijuana growers would need a license and the law would clearly specify who they could deliver their product to. Some shop owners could also receive a license, Mr. Vobořil said. The amount of marijuana that people could purchase would be limited and buyers could be required to register with the state, he said.
The possession and cultivation of cannabis, under certain thresholds, was decriminalized in the Czech Republic in 2010. Medical use was legalized in 2013, but only for the treatment of certain ailments, and with THC and CBD levels capped at 19% and 7.5%, respectively. Home cultivation for personal use is allowed, though THC levels are capped at 1%.
Much of the impetus for Czech adult-use cannabis legalization is coming from the Pirate Party, a member of the Czech Republic’s governing coalition. Back in 2020,