Health ministry proposes banning more psychoactive substances

The Czech Ministry of Health has proposed adding seven more psychoactive substances derived from HHC and THCP to the list of banned addictive substances, the Czech Press Agency reported. The proposal is still open to debate by expert groups and will be presented to the government for approval around mid-April. The government earlier banned the psychoactive substances HHC, HHC-O and THCP after dozens of children ended up in hospital after overdosing on sweets containing them. The ban on the sale and possession of these substances came into effect at the beginning of March. Possession of the banned substances means a fine of up to CZK 15,000, with larger amounts also punishable by prison.