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LEGAL SITUATION OF CANNABIS IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Published on 12 July 2010  by encod
1. Cannabis use (recreational and /or medicinal) On the 1st of January 2010 a new Penal Code a Decree for a closer definition on the types and quantities of narcotics and psychotropic substances (OPL) came into effect. According to the new legislation unauthorized possession of drugs for personal use is illegal and punishable in every situation. When is concerns a small amount it falls under the Law on misdemeanors. Under this law Cannabis possession may be punished similarly to other (...)

RUSSIA

LEGAL STATUS OF CANNABIS IN RUSSIA

Published on 17 January 2010  by encod
1. Consumption and possession No distinction between the recreational or medicinal use. Recreational use is regulated according to the administative code - as any other drugs. 2. Cultivation Any amount leads to criminal prosecution; the possession of 20 plants or more is considered as a "large amount". 3. Distribution Criminal 4. Provision of seeds, tools to produce and consume cannabis etc. No regulations, they are in free access (seeds are available mainly through (...)

AUSTRIA

LEGAL STATUS OF CANNABIS IN AUSTRIA

Published on 17 January 2010  by encod
1. Consumption and possession By legal definition, the ‘use’ of Cannabis is not illegal but any other form of dealing with the substance is; especially production, possession, taking it across national borders and passing it on to others. So in practice, only smoking in an unconscious condition would not be illegal. The police have to report offences to the public prosecutor. Then the case may be put aside under probation or you are „invited“ to see the public health medical officer who then (...)

ITALY

LEGAL STATUS OF CANNABIS

Published on 11 November 2009  by encod
1. Cannabis use (recreational and/or medicinal) Personal use and possession of small quantities of cannabis is not a criminal offense but is still punished with administrative sanctions such as fines, suspension of driving licence, suspension of passport, and others. The quantity of cannabis is considered small if it doesn’t exceed 500 milligrams of the active ingredient (THC). Those who are found with small quantities of drugs can be sent to drug treatment programs. Law enforcement (...)

GERMANY

LEGAL STATUS OF CANNABIS IN GERMANY

Published on 7 October 2007  by encod
1. Consumption and possession Cannabis use is not forbidden, but everything you have to do to consume (buy, possess etc.) is. For consumers with small amounts there is the possibility to avoid prosecution. The definition of a small amount is very different in the German regions - from almost nothing up to 30 grams of cannabis (in Schleswig Holstein). However, changes are expected soon which will lead to a uniform standard of 6 grams in the entire country. The intensity of law enforcement (...)

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The European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, is a pan-European network of currently 160 NGO’s and individual experts involved in the drug issue on a daily base. We are the European section of an International Coalition, which consists of more than 400 NGOs from around the world that have adhered to a Manifesto for Just and Effective Drug Policies (established in 1998). Among our members are organisations of cannabis and other drug users, of health workers, researchers, grassroot activists as well as companies.


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