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Czechia, pondering cannabis decriminalization, calls for joint EU action

Czech National Anti-drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil wants to strictly regulate the Czech cannabis market as cannabis sales should be decriminalized and regulated at the European level.

While adult-use cannabis is not allowed in Czechia, possession and growing at home has been decriminalized since 2010 but is still punishable as a civil offense.

Market regulation and decriminalization of cannabis users were among the topics of the Prague meeting of European anti-drug coordinators, organized under the Czech EU Presidency.

“We hope it will be a coordinated effort to regulate the cannabis market. It is impossible not to talk about it on an EU-wide basis. Prohibition has not proved to be effective enough; we need to look for other models of control. A controlled market may be the only possible solution,” Vobořil said.

To read the complete article, go to www.euractiv.com


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