Are weeds authorized in Slovenia?
Beautiful Slovenia. One of the most overlooked European nations in my humble opinion. It is also the first former Yugoslav country we covered. While it lacks a lot of the attention Italy, Germany and the UK are getting, that's part of the charm too. While weeds are not legal in Slovenia, the country is far more advanced than most other former Yugoslav nations.
In terms of GDP, Slovenia is the richest former Yugoslav country when looking at per capita income and puts the individual income of its citizens at the level of Italy.
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Weed laws Slovenia
According to the Slovenian Criminal Code of 2008, anything to do with drugs with the intention of selling or distributing is punishable by 1-10 years in prison. This can be increased to 3-15 years if circumstances permit.
The Criminal Code also includes the offering of drugs for consumption, which is punishable by 6 months to 8 years in prison. However, if circumstances permit, this can be increased to 1-12 years.
In terms of cannabis use, Slovenia differs from most other former Yugoslav nations. Recreational herbs are not legal in Slovenia but have been decriminalized. This assumes that the amount you have is for personal use only. As mentioned above, even offering cannabis to another person can result in a prison sentence of up to 12 years.
Growing weeds in Slovenia
It is actually legal to grow weeds in Slovenia provided it contains less than 0.2% THC. As long as you do not grow in an area of more than 0.1 hectare, you do not need a license. However, if you're planning on getting high, 0.2% THC won't be enough. These limit values are in line with the EU to which Slovenia belongs.
Medical marijuana in Slovenia
Medical weed is legal in Slovenia, more precisely in cannabis derivatives. You cannot legally buy or consume raw cannabis flowers for medicinal purposes. Instead, products like Sativex and low-THC oils are available. Definitely not full-blown medical marijuana, but it's a start.
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