Worldwide Weed: What We Can Learn from the Czech Republic08/10/2013 22:05
By Mike Adams
There is a wealth of marijuana wisdom to be cultivated from countries all over the world that could, ultimately, serve as one hell of an administrative blueprint for the legalization of the cannabis here in the United States.
The Czech Republic, for example, is an excellent representation of a government that understands that while it may be necessary to loosely enforce a handful of regulations on its drug community, they can do so without freakishly controlling and punishing all of the recreational users with their version of America’s post-constitutional Hitler-whip.
Over a decade ago, before Parliament amended the drug laws, citizens of the Czech Republic could be punished for a term of up to two years in prison if they were caught with “a narcotic or psychotropic substance or a poison in a greater quantity than small.” However, this vague law, until recently, did not give any indication as to how much a “small” amount actually was.
In 2010, the law was modified to incorporate an exact measurement to help support the law’s definition of “small.” Now, the pot-smoking citizens of the Czech Republic are permitted to possess just over an ounce of weed or allowed to grow up to five plants. Hell, even hard drugs have been decriminalized: citizens have the government’s blessing to hold up to one gram of cocaine, one and a half grams of heroin and two grams of methamphetamine.
The real criminals in the Czech Republic are those illegally manufacturing, exporting and selling drugs in the country. So, as long as citizens are not running meth labs or working with the Vietnamese to smuggle mass amounts of weed into the country, the government is extremely tolerant of the high life.