Czech government approves plan introducing regulated cannabis market

The Czech government has approved a new drugs strategy to run until the end of 2025 that includes the introduction of a strictly regulated market in cannabis. The exact rules of the action plan are set to be set by an expert group, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The national anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil said previously that fresh taxation of addictive substances and effective tax collection could generate up to CZK 15 billion for the state annually.

Mr. Fiala said the new strategy represented a balanced approach to drug policy and corresponded to international experience in the field. The measures are intended to minimise risks and to limit children’s and minors’ access to addictive substances, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby