Thursday, December 10, 2009

Czechs decriminalise 15g of cannabis

The sizeable minority who enjoy recreational drugs other than alcohol can now do so in the Czech Rebublic without being persecuted by police, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Czechs drink the most beer and smoke the most cannabis of any country on the continent. As the WSJ points out, hops and cannabis are related botanically, being "the two sole members of the Cannabaceae family of plants."

Czechs will be able to carry up to 15g of cannabis or grow 5 plants for personal use. New rules for artificial drugs are being drafted which would allow people to carry two grams of methamphetamines, cocaine or heroin, five ecstasy pills or 5g of hashish without committing a criminal offence, reports Czech media.

Let's wait and see if the world ends or if people just do what they are doing anyway, minus the risk of arrest and jail.

PS 21.December.09 The Czech government has now decriminalised the harder drugs as well. The limits are:

Marijuana 15 grams (or five plants)

Hashish 5 grams

Magic mushrooms 40 pieces

Peyote 5 plants
LSD 5 tablets

Ecstasy 4 tablets

Amphetamine 2 grams

Methamphetamine 2 grams

Heroin 1.5 grams

Coca 5 plants
Cocaine 1 gram

Now Australian Governments need to either condemn the Czechs as irresponsible idiots, (and the Portugese, Dutch etc) or re-examine the prohibition culture here because Australia's laws are the idiotic ones... both propositions can't be true.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised.
In the first, it is ridiculed.
In the second, it is opposed.
In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.
Arthur Shopenhauer