Your latest cannabis business info from Europe

Your latest cannabis business info from Europe


Is cannabis legal in Czech Republic?

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. Czech Republic allows companies growing cannabis for medical use. However, upon obtaining a licence and a permission to dispose of addictive substances and related products. The State Institute for Drug Control issues all the licences. They are for a maximum period of five years and the Institute can prolong them. However, the request for prolongation must come from the licence holder 6 months before expiration.

CBD in Czech Republic

Various CBD products are offered and advertised in the Czech Republic but such products often do not meet legal requirements. As regards food supplements, there is an elementary condition that these products contain no psychotropic or addictive substance, e.g. tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is a zero tolerance for THC in food supplements in the Czech Republic.

Industrial hemp

Cannabis plants with a maximum of 1% of THC is permitted for industrial sales. However, relevant customs authority must receive a notification regarding growing of industrial cannabis plants on more than 100 m2 of land.