Czech Republic Drug Laws Most Liberal in Europe
The decriminalization of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, LSD and
amphetamines for "personal use" in the Czech Republic hasn't turned
Prague into Amsterdam one month into the country's new drug-tolerance
policy. However, some feel the government hasn't - and won't - step
up to support more drug prevention and assistance programs.
Under the new legislation, a person can have up to 15g of marijuana,
1g of cocaine, 1.5g of heroin, 4 ecstasy tablets, 5 LSD tablets and
2g of amphetamines, all for what is being labeled as personal use.
Possessing higher amounts still brings a criminal penalty.
Although certain groups are more than happy with the government's new
policy, others - such as the governments of Austria and Germany - are
less than enthused. Worried about smuggling, Germany will institute
more controls on its border, while Austria has expressed "serious
concern" with the policy.