Drug Rehabilitation Centers: The Czech Republic: Is Prague Turning Into a New Amsterdam? | European Journal

Drug Rehabilitation Centers: The Czech Republic: Is Prague Turning into a New Amsterdam? | European Journal



This year the Czech Republic has eased its anti drugs laws. Narcotics police would like that to change again.In the Czech republic the possession of up to 15 grams of hashish or four ecstasy pills is regarded as a misdemeanor and not a crime. Prague could soon be more attractive to youngsters than Amsterdam. Anyone who wants to smoke a joint without fear of prosecution can find what they need around Wenceslas Square. Even during communist times Czechoslovakia had drug rehabilitation centers, which was pretty unique in Soviet bloc nations. Drug dealing is still a crime. But the Czech Republic’s neighbors are still viewing the liberal drug laws there with a degree of skepticism.

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