Yesterday, April 1st, medical marijuana officially became legal in the Czech Republic. Today, pharmacies across the country have begun to sell the medicine. In order for someone to qualify to purchase marijuana through these pharmacies, they must suffer from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or psoriasis, and must get a prescription from their doctors.
To help meet the supply, the Czech Republic will be importing marijuana for the first year, most likely from Israel or the Netherlands.
After the first year, the State Institute for Drug Control will begin to issue licenses to local growers.
In the Czech Republic, possessing up to a half an ounce of cannabis, or cultivating up to 5 plants, carries with it no criminal charges.