Medical marijuana has been legal in Finland since 2008 and recreational marijuana is illegal.
Medical marijuana has been legalized in Finland for more than 10 years, but it is not subsidized by the medical system and is not cheap, costing 650 euros for three 10 ml bottles of Sativex.
As for recreational marijuana, there are penalties for recreational use.
In Finland, CBD products are legal as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC. This THC limit complies with the regulations set by the European Union for hemp-derived products.
Currently, there are many calls from the public to legalize cannabis in Finland, and the debate in the parliament is still being finalized.
Recreational Marijuana in Finland
Recreational marijuana is illegal in Finland.
The use of recreational marijuana is punishable by a fine or up to six months in prison. Possession of a small amount for personal use may be forgiven at the discretion of the police. However, the police can impose a summary fine based on the individual’s income; for possession of less than 10 grams, the fine is between 60 and 80 euros. Possession of large quantities for the purpose of sale carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Finland has an initiative system that allows citizens to submit bills, and if more than 50,000 signatures are collected, the bill will be debated in parliament. “, which was launched and was confirmed to be debated in Parliament after exceeding 50,000 signatures by April 20, a national holiday for cannabis enthusiasts.
In 2019, there was an initiative calling for the decriminalization of marijuana, but it was rejected in 2022.
However, it is believed that attitudes toward marijuana are becoming more tolerant. In a few more years, recreational marijuana may be fully legalized in Finland.
Medical marijuana in Finland
Medical marijuana has been legalized in Finland since 2008. Medical marijuana requires a prescription from a licensed physician and is used only for specific medical conditions or symptoms.
Finland has legalized medical marijuana more than 10 years ago, but the price of medical marijuana is high and Sativex is not covered by medical insurance, and the price is expensive at 650 euros for three 10 ml bottles. The price of three 10 ml bottles costs 650 euros. For this reason, the actual number of users is said to be around 250 people.
The early spread of medical marijuana is desired, as some Finns are starting to grow medical marijuana at home because of the high cost of medical marijuana.
Regulation of Marijuana
The cultivation of marijuana by private individuals is illegal in Finland. The cultivation of recreational marijuana itself is illegal in Finland, and there are more severe penalties for cultivation.
Although private cultivation is illegal, licensed cultivation for commercial purposes is legal. Many Finnish companies are already cultivating medical marijuana.
As for medical marijuana, driving a car after using medical marijuana is prohibited. It is also prohibited to use marijuana in public places, and medical marijuana is only allowed to be used on private property or out of sight.
Recreational marijuana is illegal, and using recreational marijuana in public carries heavier penalties.
CBD products are legal
CBD products are legal in Finland.
CBD products can be purchased over-the-counter and are sold in a variety of forms, including CBD oil, capsules, and edibles.
In 2018, the EU confirmed the efficacy of CBD and included CBD in new food regulations. This new regulation legalized CBD in most parts of Europe. Before a product can be sold, it must be approved as a newly regulated product and proper labeling must be ensured.
Finland legalized medical marijuana more than a decade ago, and there is growing public support for the legalization of recreational marijuana.” An “initiative for the legalization of cannabis” is also set to be debated in parliament, and the day may come in the next few years when cannabis will be fully legalized.
As for CBD products, they follow the new EU regulations, and those with less than 0.2% THC content are legal and sold in stores in a variety of forms.