The Czech Republic is on its way to a medical marijuana program after parliament approved a bill that would make marijuana legal medicine in a 67-7 vote.
The Czech Republic is already considered one of the most liberal countries in the European Union when it comes to so called “soft drugs.” Possession offenses involving up to half an ounce of pot and up to five marijuana plants are punishable by just a small fine.
The medical marijuana bill calls for the Czech Republic to import pot for about a year from either Israel or Holland. After that, the State Institute for Drug Control will issue licenses to local growers.
Czech medical cannabis will be available to those suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or psoriasis.
The bill must now be signed by the president for the law to take effect.