Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in North Macedonia is legal for medical purposes, but illegal for recreational purposes.

Medical cannabis[edit]

On February 9, 2016, the Macedonian Parliament Health Committee gave its approval for the legalization of medical marijuana.[1] Beginning in June 2016, patients without a prescription were allowed to buy oil with 0.2 per cent cannabinoids or less; more concentrated forms require prescription.[2]

Recreational use[edit]

On November 20 2020, the prime minister Zoran Zaev said the government is looking to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the country's hospitality places and tourist hotspots, including Skopje and Ohrid.[3]


  1. ^ "Macedonia: Parliament Legalizes Medical Marijuana". Eurasia Review. 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ Sinisa Jakov Marusic (2013-05-03). "Macedonia Allows Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  3. ^ Sinisa Jakov Marusic (20 November 2020). "North Macedonia Moves to Make Recreational Marijuana Use Legal". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 22 November 2020.