Your latest cannabis business info from Europe

Your latest cannabis business info from Europe

Is cannabis legal in Malta?

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Cannabis in Malta is legal, within limits. In 2018, the Parliament of Malta legalised medical cannabis. On 18 February 2021, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced plans to introduce a law that would legalize possession of a small amount of cannabis and plants for personal use. On 14 December 2021, recreational cannabis was partly legalized as […]

Is cannabis legal in Portugal?

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Producing, importing, and selling recreational cannabis is prohibited in Portugal. However, it is not considered a crime to possess plants, substances, or preparations in quantities which do not exceed that required for average individual consumption during a 10-day period. Thus, cannabis in Portugal is decriminalized, as a result of the decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal […]

Is cannabis legal in Italy?

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At present, cannabis is legal in Italy for medical and industrial uses, although it is strictly regulated, while it is decriminalized for recreational uses. In particular, the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor and it is subjected to fines, as well as the suspension of personal documents (e.g. passports […]

Is cannabis legal in Croatia?

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Although adult-use cannabis is not legal, Croatia has a relatively progressive approach to cannabis laws. Since 2013, the possession of cannabis for personal use is considered a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of between €650-2,600. In 2015, the country legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes. In 2019, the country approved the cultivation […]

Is cannabis legal in Hungary?

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Producing, selling, purchasing, trafficking or importing cannabis containing THC for recreational use are all strictly prohibited by the Hungarian Criminal Code. Medical Marijuana Generally, it is not permitted to grow, import or sell cannabis for medical use in Hungary. The production, manufacturing, export, import, transfer, purchasing, sales, storage, handling, handover or use of narcotics and […]

Is cannabis legal in Austria?

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Since 2016, use of cannabis hasn’t been listed as a criminal offence; which effectively decriminalises it. However, possession of any drugs can be punished with up to six months in prison or a fine; providing the amount of cannabis is below the threshold. The threshold is defined by a Ministry of Health decree, and is […]

Is cannabis legal in Belgium?

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Cannabis is technically illegal in Belgium, but personal possession has been decriminalised since 2003; adults over the age of 18 are allowed to possess up to 3 grams. From 2005 full prosecution is enacted for cases of possession wherein the carried amount exceeds 3 grams, or aggravating circumstances are identified including ‘blatant’ possession in a […]

Is cannabis legal in Netherlands?

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Cannabis in the Netherlands is illegal, but is decriminalised for personal use. Recreational consumption of the drug is tolerated, and it is available in coffeeshops. Cannabis was first criminalised in the Netherlands in 1953, following earlier laws against its import and export in 1928. Loosening In 1972, the Dutch government divided drugs into more- and […]

Is cannabis legal in Spain?

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Recreational use Cannabis in Spain is decriminalised for personal cultivation and use. Cannabis clubs are a popular way for enthusiasts to buy and use cannabis as a technically-legal product. In private places, consumption and possession of up to 100 grams is legal. However, it is illegal for trade or commercial purposes. Sale and importation of […]

Is cannabis legal in Ireland?

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Cannabis in Ireland is illegal for recreational purposes. It is illegal to produce or supply cannabis-based products that are not for medicinal use. Use for medical purposes requires case-by-case approval by the Minister for Health. In Irish parliament there is now being debated a regulation, which would enable a person who is at least 18 […]

Is cannabis legal in UK?

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Cannabis is illegal to possess, grow, distribute or sell in the UK. It is a Class B drug, with penalties for unlicenced dealing, unlicenced production and unlicenced trafficking of up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both. The maximum penalty for possession of cannabis is five years in prison and an unlimited […]

Is cannabis legal in Czech Republic?

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Recreational use No, recreational use of cannabis is not allowed in the Czech Republic. The possession of: up to 10 grams of marijuana, hashish or hemp oil or the growing of up to five cannabis plants is an offense with a fine of worth up to €500. Medical cannabis Czech Republic legalised cannabis for medical use. […]

Is cannabis legal in Poland?

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Adult-use, commonly known as recreational cannabis, is currently illegal in Poland. Adult-use cannabis decriminalisation is limited, and its further development is questionable. Polish legislation does not generally allow the growing of cannabis that contains more than 0.3% THC in flowering or fruiting tops of plants from which the resin has not been removed (Non-Fibrous Cannabis). […]

Is cannabis legal in France?

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In France, possession and use of cannabis fall under criminal law and the Loi du 31 décembre 1970, regarding health measures against drug abuse and suppression of drug trafficking. Thus, it is forbidden to produce, import and sell recreational cannabis containing THC. However, on 13 January 2022, the French National Assembly dismissed a draft law […]

Is cannabis legal in Germany?

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Cannabis in Germany is legal for certain limited medical contexts, but illegal for recreational usage, though possession of minor amounts is not always prosecuted. In January 2022, Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann stated that the ministry was drafting cannabis regulations, but the date of legalisation would be up to the Ministry of Health. A […]