We revealed it in the official minutes of the meeting of European anti-drug coordinators in Prague. Jindrich Voboril, the drug czar Czech confirms this in an interview with the Czech newspaper Novinky. The Czech Republic should be presented with a plan to legalize cannabis by 2023.
Jindřich Vobořil is currently seeking the support of political entities for his proposal for the regulated sale of cannabis among all government parties.
“This is a subject that has no left-right label. I have solid arguments, we are not running any risks, on the contrary, we will minimize them. I want a consensus to take place in the whole House, rather than passing the majority of 101 votes, ”explained the coordinator.
According to him, an important part of the ODS, of which he is a member, supports the subject. Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) is in favor of opening the debate, his party colleague, Minister of Justice Pavel Blažek has even publicly supported the proposal.
“I have consulted experts on the proposed controlled cannabis market model and see no problem with it. In this context, it is not necessary for the State to devote financial resources to law enforcement and the courts. It is necessary to focus on more serious criminal activities,” Blažek said.
And even if the main lines of the project are already shared – controlled sales in specialized stores, legalization of the use of cannabis and authorized self-cultivation, Jindřich Vobořil wants to gather before seeing if the proposal will be submitted by the government or by the deputies.
“I would first like to agree on the basis of the political spectrum in order to be authorized to prepare the proposal. I would like to create a working group so that the wording of the paragraphs is created and a draft is created by the end of the year,” he said.
According to Jindřich Vobořil, the project would then be submitted to the House of Representatives in the first half of 2023,