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30th May 2023
Czech Republic: National anti-drug co-ordinator Jindřich Vobořil told the Cannabis Summit in Prague at the weekend that the government intends to move forward with its plans to create a commercial market for recreational cannabis, despite Germany’s scaled-back plans.
24th May 2023
Czech Republic: National anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil said yesterday that CBD and HHC should not be banned, but specifically regulated in a similar way to tobacco, media reports. A bill covering the substances is expected later this year.
18th May 2023
Czech Republic: National anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil has told media he hopes proposed legislation on the regulated cannabis market will go to the Chamber of Deputies this year. A government-appointed expert group, which was to have produced a bill by the end of March, is still preparing an official draft.
17th May 2023
Czech Republic: Prime minister Petr Fiala has met with ministers and national anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil and agreed to scrap the proposed enforcement of a ban on sales of CBD-containing food. A working group will now look for a way to ensure clear rules for the CBD products market, avoiding the threatened ban.
12th May 2023
10th May 2023
Czech Republic: Following a recent announcement that the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) is to introduce a ban on the sale of food and supplements containing CBD or other cannabinoids since they are not approved as a novel food, prime minister Petr Fiala will reportedly ask the minister of agriculture to try to find another solution.
26th April 2023
Czech Republic: The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed to CannIntelligence that a forthcoming ban on the sale of CBD and other cannabinoids will apply only to foods. The ministry said CBD and other cannabinoids, both hemp-derived and synthetic, are considered novel foods under EU regulations and may not be placed on the EU market without authorisation. The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority is set to issue a blanket ban to enforce the regulation, to take immediate effect around the first half of June 2023.
14th April 2023
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8th March 2023
Czech Republic: National anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil has told reporters that an overdue action plan on addiction will be sent to the government by the end of March. The plan, which was to have been presented at the end of the last year, includes proposals for a regulated recreational cannabis market. A government expert group is currently preparing the first bill for cannabis regulation, which is also expected to be presented by the end of March.
24th February 2023
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