Cannabis in North Macedonia

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Cannabis in North Macedonia is legal for medical purposes, but illegal for recreational purposes.

Medical cannabis[edit]

On February 9, 2016, the Macedonian Parliament Health Committee gave its approval for the legalization of medical marijuana.[1] Beginning in June 2016, patients without a prescription were allowed to buy oil with 0.2 per cent cannabinoids or less; more concentrated forms require prescription.[2]

Illicit production[edit]

Only small amounts of cannabis are grown in North Macedonia, since the quality and price of cannabis in neighboring Albania is superior.[3]


  1. ^ "Macedonia: Parliament Legalizes Medical Marijuana". Eurasia Review.
  2. ^ Sinisa Jakov Marusic (2013-05-03). "Macedonia Allows Medical Marijuana in Pharmacies". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  3. ^ Kimberley L. Thachuk (2007). Transnational Threats: Smuggling and Trafficking in Arms, Drugs, and Human Life. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-275-99404-4.