Will The Czech Republic's Drug Laws

01/29/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Although the Czech capital has long been a tourist attraction with its medieval grandeur, elegant spires and cobbled streets, these days it has become a magnet for stag nights, pub crawls and young Europeans seeking a weekend party in a country cheaper than the Netherlands and more easy-going than its neighbors (in Slovakia, having a small amount of marijuana can lead to three years in prison).

The Czech Republic has always been relatively lenient about drug use, which has been legal since 1990. Possession, paradoxically, remains a crime but isn't actively prosecuted, mainly due to a lack of resources: The Czech Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination reports there are only 200 people working on the National Drug Squad and they mostly target manufacturers, importers and major dealers.

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