Cannabis use: CEE regulatory update

October 2023 – Significant changes in the regulation of cannabis use have occurred in some countries in Central and Eastern Europe since our last report.

In addition to a number of countries gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes, increasing efforts by some countries are being seen to also legalise the use of cannabis for recreational use, as well as the use of other products containing various cannabinoids, most importantly cannabidiol (CBD).

Click here to read a summary of recent changes related to the national regulation of this rapidly growing sector across Central and Eastern Europe.

For any other details or information, please contact Tomáš Čihula, Partner.


  • Bulgaria: Svilen Valeriev Issaev, Debora Ivanova Dineva
  • Croatia: Matea Sekur, Eva Horak
  • Czech Republic: Tomas Cihula, Simona Semanova
  • Hungary: Eszter Takacsi-Nagy
  • Romania: Iustinian Captariu, Cătălin Graure, Andrei Gongea
  • Serbia: Nikola Stojiljkovic
  • Slovakia: Peter Kováč, Katarína Sowada
  • Ukraine: Larysa Gorbunova, Danylo Kholodyan
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