Cannabis Ruderalis

Cannabis field, Oštrc 1956

Cannabis in Slovenia is illegal but decriminalized. While medical marijuana is not allowed, the use of certain cannabinoid drugs is permitted.

Classification[edit]

In 2012, a proposal was drafted to decriminalize medical cannabis,[1] but it failed to obtain the necessary support. A new proposal was drafted in 2013,[2] which succeeded in gaining enough public support. As a result, the Slovenian government re-classified cannabinoids as Class II illegal drugs (from the original Class I), thus allowing for the medical use of cannabinoid drugs but not medical marijuana.[3][4]

Enforcement[edit]

The possession of any drug for personal use in small quantities is not registered as a criminal act in Slovenia, but it is instead a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of 36-179€. It is in this sense that it is considered "decriminalized". This can be reduced further if the offender agrees to undergo treatment. This policy is similar to the one in force in Portugal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "za4zakone". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Zakon - SKSK". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Slovenija dovolila uporabo konoplje v medicinske namene". Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Uporaba konoplje v medicini". NIJZ. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Zakon o proizvodnji in prometu s prepovedanimi drogami (ZPPPD)". Uradni List. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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