Medical marijuana officially became legal in the Czech Republic on Monday, and as of Tuesday medical marijuana is on sale in pharmacies across the country.
Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, cancer, and Parkinson’s disease will be able to access medical marijuana at local pharmacies. Patients must have a physician’s prescription.
Prague will import medical marijuana for approximately a year, until the State Institute for Drug Control begins issuing licenses to local growers. For now, Czech officials have suggested that their medical marijuana supply will come from Israel or the Netherlands.
The Czech Republic is considered to have some of the most liberal policies in the EU when it comes to soft drugs. Low level marijuana possession is already decriminalized there.