Anti-drug coordinator: Czechia could soon legalise sale and growing of marijuana

Czechia’s National Anti-Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is preparing a law on the sale and purchasing of marijuana. The legislation should be prepared by the end of this year, he told the Czech News Agency, adding that he hopes it will be passed by January 2024.

The new measures should establish the level of narcotic substances that legal marijuana products can contain. Marijuana growers would need a licence 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.

Prague is currently hosting a meeting of EU anti-drug coordinators who are discussing how to regulate the union’s cannabis market.