Private entities now allowed to cultivate

Czech Republic softens regulations on medical cannabis

A new Czech law relaxes rules surrounding the prescription of medical cannabis and the regulations on technical marijuana. According to the amendment to the law on addictive substances and drugs, which came into force on January 1, doctors will now only prescribe medical marijuana to their patients electronically. A higher dose of THC (three times the current threshold) will also be allowed in technical cannabis and its derived products.

In a bid to reduce the price and make it more accessible to patients in need suffering chronic pains, the Czech Ministry of Health also announced that private entities will be allowed to grow medical cannabis as of 2022. In January last year, Czech lawmakers rejected yet another proposal to liberalize the production and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes, an issue that is being regularly debated and continues, as in other countries, to divide public opinion.

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