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Meanwhile, the government’s attitude and drug policies are also something regularly criticized by relevant organizations who lack appropriate professional boards, prevention and harm-reduction programs, and blame the government for preferring police force instead of social care. In parallel, the Hungarian government’s own solution attempt, the so-called ‘national anti-drug strategy’ (boasted about by the Prime Minister himself many times) adopted in 2013 that aimed to make Hungary a completely drug-free country by the end of 2020, was an obvious failure.

In the latest development, at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto on Monday, the Foreign Minister (who by his own admission, has never drunk either any alcohol, or even coffee) said that “unfortunately, what we see is that Brussels supports not only illegal migration but an increased use of drugs.” He explained that “cannabis has recently been reclassified in the UN as an allegedly non-hazardous substance.”

Debates on the medical use of cannabis and drug liberalization as a whole is certainly back on the agenda in Hungary. Amid a strict drug law and growing international tendencies, the Fidesz-led government still firmly opposes a more lenient stance on the matter. Recently, the government went against the joint EU stance and voted against a UN resolution that would pave the way for the legal use of medical cannabis.

As a matter of fact, Hungary applies one of the strictest, according to critics “inhumane” drug laws in Europe with tough penalties and the criminalization of even the slightest amount of any of the substances listed on the authorities’ list. The law prosecutes not only dealers but users too, although if caught for the first time (in two years) and with a minimal amount, users can choose so-called ‘deflection’ instead of a criminal proceeding. However, they still have to undergo everything else: a house search, tests, police interrogations, etc. and, for example, police raids in nightclubs are also back in practice.

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Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) in a recent opinion piece published by liberal 444.hu, highlights the case of a patient who uses a product made of the hemp flower which proved more effective than CBD oil after a grave spinal fracture. TASZ, therefore, urges the government to recognize the medicinal value of cannabis and enable its therapeutic use. “ It is inhumane to sweep the needs of serious patients under the rug, to force them to buy on the black market across borders instead of offering an effective treatment based on scientific evidence. Thousands of studies and examples from dozens of states demonstrate that the medical use of cannabis fits well into health treatments and poses no threat to society, while providing a unique opportunity for patients who could not be helped by other methods,” they wrote.

Péter Szijjártó made reference to a recent vote of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) that eventually adopted WHO’s recommendations and voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Schedule IV contains the most harmful substances, such as heroin. Important to note, however, that Schedule I already requires the highest levels of international control, meaning that it doesn’t mean legalization.

Before the vote, the Orbán government’s representative accused the recommendations to be “a drastic step towards drug liberalization and, at the same time, a scandalous intervention in the national drug policy.” Deputy state secretary Ferenc Dancs emphasized that drug use is punishable in Hungary and “w e do not want to change that in the future.” He also explained that the rate of cannabis use has been rising drastically and consistently in recent decades, which, in his view, proves how addictive it is. There is no doubt that if the recommendations are adopted, it will lead to a further significant increase, he forecasted.

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However, it carries symbolic significance for medical cannabis, as it could help boost medical cannabis legalization efforts around the globe (while dangerous and addictive opiates can already be used for medical purposes). The Hungarian delegation was the only one from the EU to vote against the recommendations, breaking the unity of the member states (while ally, rightist governments such as the Polish, also voted in support of the changes).

The same tendency applies to medical cannabis too. While CBD oil (psychoactive THC-free) products are now no longer penalized, they contain plant parts, therefore the hemp flower’s marketing is not permitted, although this is what proves helpful for certain patients. And medical marijuana can still only be used in very special cases and only after a thorough, and complicated administration procedure.

In response, the European Commission launched an infringement procedure against Hungary. The European Commission argues that the European Council had adopted the common position last November which was binding. Therefore, Member States should have voted accordingly. Hungary, however voted against that twice in the relevant UN committee.

Interestingly, political parties rarely take on any drug-related issues (except for the now-defunct Együtt party) and this is the case right now too. Beside rightist opposition Jobbik’s MP Lajos Rig, only Liberals (with a virtually unmeasurable support) stood up publicly and their leader Ádám Sermer, who is also involved with a pro-legalization organization, urged the Prime Minister and the Minister of Human Capacities not to try to incorporate the medical utilization of cannabis into their drug strategy vision anymore, because the two have nothing to do with each other. ‘Now this is about much more than another infringement procedure because it matters to patients every day. Immediate action is needed,’ he wrote. Meanwhile, some suggest political motivation is behind these recent government statements, suggesting that drug use could be the Fidesz-led government’s next topic other than Soros and migration as it usually is, in order to create a new recurring theme for the public ahead of the next general elections.

featured image: worker at a medical marijuana plantation in Israel (illustration); via Bea Kallos/MTI.

Given the country’s tough stance on cannabis, it seems unlikely that they will move to decriminalise recreational use any time soon. Nor is there any indication that a medicinal cannabis programme will be introduced, even though many other countries in Europe have already made this step.

However, if only a small quantity of cannabis was involved, then the sentence may be suspended at the court’s discretion. As with possession, a ‘small amount’ is defined as containing less than six grams of THC. The courts reportedly always test cannabis specimens in forensic laboratories.

It was never banned in Hungary, due to the fact that Hungary took its lead from the USSR, rather than the rest of Europe. As a result of this, the industry continued until the 1960s. The Soviets, who were then in control of the country, effectively ended traditional hemp cultivation. State-run hemp farms were permitted, but even these were in decline by 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved.

This is extended to five to 10 years if the offender does any of the following (this list is not exhaustive):

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I would like to grow hemp in Hungary. I want to make these products out of it: fibers for clothes and construction, foods and milk, building insulation. I have read that hemp has more than 25,000 uses.

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Is there any official government reference which informed the statement: “It’s legal to buy and sell cannabis seeds in Hungary, and they can be mailed into the country via the post”?

In recent years, the Hungarian government has been focused on making the country ‘drug free’ by 2020 – a target that many felt was unrealistic. Much of the effort was aimed at schools, and directing prevention and awareness initiatives at students. Cannabis use has dropped slightly; though usage of other drugs has risen.

At present, cannabis treatment is only available for those with multiple sclerosis (affecting the nervous system). This was established by the National Committee for Pharmaceuticals and Food Health. As the treatment is expensive (several million forints in some cases), use of the drug is not widespread.

The sentence is extended further (to five to 20 years or life imprisonment) if a substantial amount of drugs were confiscated.

Although the prison sentences can be harsh, this doesn’t deter people from growing it in the country. Cannabis seizures aren’t uncommon. For example, in 2019, the police found hundreds of cannabis plants at a home in Budapest. They were being grown within two tents.

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Hemp has been a part of Hungary’s history for centuries. In the past, farming communities produced hemp textiles of exceptionally high quality, with a fineness that equalled or even exceeded linen. The industry was so prevalent that Hungary’s hemp weavers developed specialist looms and other equipment. In fact, Hungary’s famous traditional dresses (worn by the women) were usually made from hemp and linen.

These days, most of the cannabis found in the wild is hemp-like, and doesn’t tend to have psychoactive properties.

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Marinol is also available in Hungary. However, this isn’t a true form of medicinal cannabis, as it’s actually a synthetic version of THC. It’s used to treat appetite loss in AIDS patients, and nausea and sickness in cancer patients.

The sale and supply of cannabis in Hungary is illegal. If an individual is involved in the distribution or trafficking of any narcotic drug (including cannabis), then may receive a prison sentence of two to eight years.

There are signs that Hungary may be starting to warm to the idea of introducing an official medicinal cannabis programme. For example, in 2016, the country held its first cannabis conference in Budapest. One of the speakers was Professor Lumir Hanus, a leading figure in the field of cannabis research.

If the offender is a public official (or entrusted with public functions), this may be increased to five to 10 years’ imprisonment. Since the government created a new Criminal Code in 2013, certain penalties were increased. Now, in cases where the offender is caught with a ‘particularly substantial quantity’, the prison sentence can rise as high as 15 years.

Consumption has recently been reintroduced as a criminal offence. If caught using or in possession of cannabis, the offender may receive a one to five-year prison sentence. In cases where the amount of cannabis is regarded as ‘small’, the sentence is limited to a maximum of two years.

Over the next two thousand years, the cannabis pollen count steadily increased, which demonstrates that the plant was taking hold in the country. The high pollen count found in bogs dating back to 1000 CE indicates that they were used for the retting of hemp stalks, to extract the fibre.

It’s illegal to cultivate cannabis in Hungary. Though not explicitly stated in the Criminal Code, the law states that “any person who produces, manufactures… narcotic drugs in transit through the territory of Hungary is guilty of a felony”. The charges are the same as for possession.

Hungary and hemp – a long history.

Until recently, cannabis was the most commonly used drug by young adults in Hungary. Due to the tough laws, most drug-taking (of any kind) is undertaken secretively, to avoid prosecution.

Hemp weaving was also a social activity. Unmarried women would gather to spin and talk, while sowing and harvesting were regarded as important group activities for the men. However, in the 20 th century, the industry suffered some setbacks. Perceptions of the plant were changing across Europe, with much of the continent prohibiting its cultivation.

If you are travelling to Hungary (or currently live there), you may be interested to know the following:

There has been an industrial hemp industry in Hungary for centuries; though it went through a period of decline during the years of the Soviet Union. However, since 1991, significant effort has been put into hemp breeding and research, and now, Hungary are once again world-leaders in the field.

Although these penalties seem harsh on paper, they’re not often enforced, particularly for small-scale offences. Usually, first-time offenders receive a warning, a suspended sentence or a probation order. However, repeat offenders are usually dealt with more severely, and these cases normally lead to prosecution.

It’s illegal to use, buy or sell cannabis in Hungary. Laws are tough, with long prison sentences in place for serious offences. However, small-scale offenders are rarely prosecuted, especially for first-time offences. The country doesn’t have a medicinal cannabis programme, but its hemp industry, which is long-established, continues to flourish.

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Hungary does not have a medicinal cannabis programme. Neither has it registered any accessible cannabis-based products for patients. Despite this, there are ways that certain individuals can gain access to medicinal cannabis in the country – though it’s a difficult process.

Although medicinal products containing cannabis are not reimbursed by the public health insurance in the Czech Republic, this is currently being reconsidered. In early 2019 the Ministry of Health proposed allowing public health insurance to cover 90 per cent of the cost of an individually prepared medicinal product containing medical cannabis. The proposal is currently being discussed in Parliament and seems to have wide support by the main political parties. However, there is an ongoing discussion whether certain restrictions should be imposed on the reimbursement in order to control the overall cost of reimbursement from the budgets of health insurers.

Nevertheless, some countries still have a negative view of the use of this product. This applies in particular to Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia, where cannabis cannot be used for medical purposes at all. Ukraine seems to be taking some steps towards enacting relevant legalisation, although there are still many obstacles in the way.

There have recently been some positive developments as regards the use of medical cannabis in CEE . The Czech Republic has enabled both its use and cultivation, though it is strictly regulated. Some other countries, such as Bulgaria and Romania, have taken first steps. We have seen some initial transactions and increased cooperation in the sector and this promises to pave the way for others.

In March 2019, the Romanian Finance Minister publicly stated that Romania might take further steps towards liberalisation of cannabis use in the near future. According to available information, the Romanian Ministry of Health has created a special action group to consider the next steps in the process. However, we will have to see what results this activity will bring, and how far the liberalisation of the use of cannabis for medical purposes will go.

Czech Republic.

In March 2019 a petition for the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes gained more than 25,000 signatures, which is enough for it to be considered by Parliament. A number of non-governmental organisations signed the petition, which also has support from the current Healthcare Minister Ulana Suprun. On 20 March 2019, the Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights expressed its support for the petition. The Committee decided to create a working group responsible for preparing a draft law legalising cannabis for medical use. On 21 May 2019, this draft law was registered at the Ukrainian Parliament. It is widely expected that the proposal will be approved.

The use of cannabis for medical treatment has been allowed in the Czech Republic since April 2013, although it is strictly regulated. There are certain restrictions on the prescription of cannabis for medical use: (i) the strains of cannabis that can be prescribed, i.e. Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa L .; (ii) the types of medical problems it can be used for (mainly chronic illnesses, interminable pain, oncological diseases and treatment of HIV symptoms); (iii) the amount that can be prescribed (180 grams of dried cannabis for medical use per person per month); and (iv) the areas of expertise required from physicians authorised to prescribe medical cannabis.

Ukraine’s Strategy of the State Drug Policy, With Regard to Narcotic Drugs up to 2020 , includes among its priorities the research of possibilities for the medical use of cannabis. The respective draft law was submitted to lawmakers in April 2016, but it has never advanced further.

Cannabis treatment is not allowed in Ukraine. Free use and cultivation of cannabis is forbidden . Cannabis is only permitted for (i) analysis by experts; (ii) operational investigations in connection with criminal intelligence and surveillance operations; (iii) academic research and educational purposes (if such purpose is sanctioned by law); and for (iv) licensed cultivation and use of cannabis plants (only low THC-yielding plants (0.08 per cent) for industrial purposes, not medical treatment). This rule does not apply to cannabis resin, cannabis tincture or extract of cannabis.

(i) the cultivation of cannabis is intended for fibre, seeds for animal feed and sowing, provided the plants contain less than 0.2 per cent of THC; or.

It can be said that governments are now generally taking a more liberal approach to this product , which could significantly benefit many patients suffering from serious illnesses. This trend is also opening up many interesting business opportunities. Below, we present a summary of recent changes related to the national regulation of cannabis for medical use in some Central and Eastern European countries:

Medical treatment involving cannabis is generally not allowed in Slovakia. Cannabinoids – the chemical compounds that give cannabis its medical and psychoactive properties – including cannabidiol are treated as controlled substances. Some medicinal products may contain certain controlled substances that are cannabis compounds. However, these products are only available through prescription and have additional prescription restrictions (e.g. prescribed number of packages cannot exceed quantity required for 30 days of treatment).

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Recently there have also been attempts to further soften the current regulation of cannabis use in general . Some MPs have suggested allowing private cultivation of a certain number of cannabis plants, the possibility of holding or donating up to 30 grams of cannabis to another person and having one and a quarter kilograms of dry matter at home. However, the proposal was rejected by the government.

June 2019 – A growing number of countries around the world are gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes .

Hungary only allows processing of industrial cannabis for CBD oil , subject to notification and license requirements.

Growing medical cannabis is only possible on the basis of a licence granted by the State Institute for Drug Control (the “ Institute ”). That said, licence holders may only begin cultivation after they have been granted a permit to handle addictive substances. Once harvested, producers are obliged to sell the medical cannabis to the Institute, which further resells it to authorised operators of a pharmacy for the preparation of medicinal products. There is only one company in the Czech Republic authorised to grow cannabis for medical use – Elkoplast Slušovice, which won a tender for the licence. Their first delivery of cannabis to the Institute took place in March 2016. Medical cannabis is also imported into the Czech Republic, mainly from the Netherlands.

Otherwise, interest is increasing in Bulgaria in industrial cannabis. At the end of 2018 it was reported that the Canada-based International Cannabis Corp (ICC) entered into a partnership agreement with Balkan Cannabis Corp (which claims to have operations in both Bulgaria and Macedonia) for a large cannabis-related project in Bulgaria, although there has been no official confirmation of this project.