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30th November 2022
Czech Republic: Jindřich Vobořil, the national coordinator for drug policy, hopes to present a bill to regulate the recreational cannabis market at the beginning of next year, media reports. Vobořil estimates that the change could bring in about CZK4bn (€164m) a year to fund preventive programmes and treatment support.
23rd November 2022
Czech Republic: The Government Council for the Coordination of Addiction Policy yesterday approved the Report on Illegal Drugs in the Czech Republic in 2022, media reports. National coordinator for drug policy Jindřich Vobořil told a meeting chaired by prime minister Petr Fiala that “long-term trends show the need for a different control system for addictive and psychotropic substances. For less risky substances such as cannabis, we tend to go down the path of decriminalisation and strictly controlled availability.”
2nd November 2022
Czech Republic: Drugs commissioner Jindrich Voboril is to present a first draft of the bill to legalise recreational cannabis in March 2023, media reports. Voboril reportedly said work on the bill was being carried out in consultation with Germany, with the prospect of mutual supply between the two countries.
18th October 2022
17th October 2022
Czech Republic: National anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil will present a new action plan on addiction to government officials and interested members of parliament and senators today, media reports. According to Vobořil, priorities include the regulated cannabis market. Voboři believes the proposal will pass and could apply as early as mid-2023.
3rd October 2022
22nd September 2022
Czech Republic: The Pirates party, liberal progressive members of the governing coalition, has presented a comprehensive analysis of the potential impacts of regulating the recreational cannabis market, including recommendations. According to Jana Michailida, head of the Pirates team on addictive behaviour, this is only an initial proposition for debate. The next step will be the detailed wording of the law. If it gets the backing of legislators, a regulated cannabis market could be launched in the Czech Republic in 2025.
19th September 2022
9th September 2022
5th September 2022
Czech Republic: Following a round table discussion held last week in Prague, national anti-drug coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is looking to start a debate on the creation of a strictly regulated cannabis market in the Czech Republic, media reports. The small Pirate Party – liberal progressive members of the government coalition – are reportedly keen to be involved in the preparation of rules being drawn up by Vobořil. While the new approach is also supported by the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, the director of the National Anti-Drug Headquarters, Jakub Frydrych, is not in favour of changing the current prohibitionist approach.
2nd September 2022
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