Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Romania, 2004

Cannabis in Romania is illegal for recreational and for medical use. Although it was technically legalized for medical use in 2013, it has not been eliminated from the Table I of High Risk Drugs, and as such its use is prohibited.

Some of the earliest evidence of the psychoactive use of cannabis have been found in Romania, including the archaeological sites of Frumușica and Gurbănești.[1]


In 1928, Romania established laws for countering narcotics, including hashish and its preparations.

Medical cannabis[edit]

A limited medical cannabis law was passed in 2013, allowing for the use of low-THC (below 0.2%) derivatives of the plant only. While the medical cannabis of any kind will not and cannot be prescribed by doctors in Romania, the Romanian Government has made it clear that cannabis of any potency will be accepted only if doctors from the EU prescribed it. Giancarlo Cristea addressed the Romanian authorities regarding if he can enter the country with cannabis prescribed from UK and all authorities as DIICOT, ANA and the Border Authority said there is no issue with it. [2][3][4][5]

Advocacy for reform[edit]

Save Romania Union Youth is the first youth organisation of a Romanian political party to openly support the decriminalisation of cannabis.[6] The REPER with the 3grame initiative party and the groups [ Buruieni] have been advocating to decriminalize cannabis.


  1. ^ Robert C. Clarke, Mark D. Merlin. Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany. University of California Press, 2013. p. 109
  2. ^ "Romania Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Becomes 10th EU Country To Permit Therapeutic Use". Novinite. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ Gates, Sara (5 October 2013). "Romania To Allow Medicinal Use Of Marijuana Derivatives, But Drug Remains Illegal". HuffPost. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Medical Marijuana in Romania". Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  5. ^ Toea, Diana (6 July 2016). "Marijuana medicinala e legala in Romania. De ce nu avem pe piata niciun medicament pe baza de canabis". Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ "USR Tineret nu mai vrea pedepsirea consumului de canabis. Propunere de lege". Retrieved 22 April 2020.