Government tightens rules for calculating THC contents in cannabis

The Czech government on Wednesday tightened the rules for calculating the volume of active ingredients in cannabis; by January 2012, the volume of active ingredients in cannabis will be calculated from the flowers of marihuana plants, rather than from entire plants. Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil said this will lower the threshold for growing marihuana plants. Under Czech law, people can freely grow marihuana plants with less than 0.3 percent contents of THC and other active ingredients. Addressing complaints by Czech cacti growers, the government also took mescaline off the list of illicit substances.

Author: Jan Richter