Prague high

Despite partial decriminalization, marijuana is still illegal in the Czech Republic
Prague Daily Monitor (Czech Republic)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Although the partial decriminalization of cannabis at the beginning of this year didn't transform the capital into the new Amsterdam, as some headlines suggested, the accessibility of soft drugs has secured the Czech Republic one of the highest rankings in Europe regarding cannabis use, according to National Drug Coordinator, Jindřich Vobořil. According to a 2009 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, for the third time in a row, Czechs rank among top four heaviest cannabis users in Europe, and almost half of those aged between 15 and 24 have used marihuana at least once. The possession of more than the allowed 15 grams of cannabis is subject to a fine of up to CZK 15,000, or imprisonment of up to one year.