Czech Health Ministry signals steps to legalize medical marijuana

The Czech Health Ministry says it will take steps to change the law to allow medical marijuana on prescription for the first time
Czech Position
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Czech Ministry of Health has indicated that it will take marijuana off the list of banned substances and allow it to be prescribed by doctors for its medical effects. “By the end of this year we will submit to parliament an amended law on addictive substances which will move marihuana from the list of banned substances to the list of those which can be prescribed,” Deputy Health Minister Martin Plíšek pledged.