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January 2, 2010

CZECHS DECRIMINALIZE DRUG POSSESSION

Harder Faster - The Czech Republic followed Portugal to become the second European country to formally decriminalize drug possession this week, announcing specific quantities beneath which users will not be prosecuted.

Under the new laws Czech people will be allowed to possess up to 4 ecstasy tablets. 15 grams (half an ounce) of marijuana, 5 grams of hash and 1 gram of cocaine with prison sentences still a potential threat for those in possession of more.

Legendary Czech club promoter Ales Bleha told Skrufff he's delighted about the new laws though said he expects them to have minimal impact on people in Czech.

"Few people have any problems with drugs here already, unless they deliberately provoke the police or do stupid things and people who already smoke marijuana or use hard drugs will do so the same as before," he predicted. "The Czech Republic is already sometimes called the 2nd Amsterdam or 'Amsterdam of the East'.

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Anonymous axomaxa said...

Decriminalising a half oz. of ganza? Wowie kazowie, Buffalo Bob! As long as growing your own is a felony , nothing will change. The underworld, meaning the CIA, the banks and lesser criminal elements will control and profit from illicit substance use. Somehow that never changes does it? Eliot Ness never breaks the mob, the DEA can't stop the cartels; why is that? Because they're not going to arrest themselves. It's like expecting a fair deal in a casino. There is NOTHING in the US that is on the up and up.

January 5, 2010 2:31 PM  

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