LEGAL STATUS OF CANNABIS IN HUNGARY
1. Consumption and possession
There is no distinction in Hungarian law between illicit drugs according to dangers. Heroin use has the same consequences as cannabis use. Use or possession of small amount of drugs cause you up to two years of prison, but after the penal code modification (March 1 2003) there is a possibility for choosing “diversion into therapy,” which means if you participate in a 6 months therapy you can avoid jail. The amount of the drug is counted as the amount of the pure psychoactive substance, in case of cannabis the limit of small amount is 1 gram pure THC. No medical use is permitted. If you possess more, you can go to jail for 5-10 years.
The limit of small amount for cultivation is 5 cannabis plants, in this case you face the same punishment as described above. If you grow a significant amount of cannabis, you can go to jail from 5 to 10 years.
Small amount – up to 2 years. Significant amount – 5-15 years or lifelong imprisonment.
4. Provision of seeds, tools to produce and consume cannabis etc.
Seeds cannot be distributed, because police will accuse you of “preparation of crime,” but for this they should prove the intention of crime. Distributing seeds is risky. Cannabis paraphernalia can be distributed.
5. Production and distribution of hemp products
Hemp products: if there is no significant THC in the products they can be distributed and purchased legally.
Contact for Cannabis Activism in Hungary: KENDAMAR – Budapest
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