Austria

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Location of Austria within Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

Legislation

Possession (which includes the act of smoking) of cannabis is punishable by prison time of up to 1 year (option of alternative therapy and subsequent waiving of sentence). If possessed for personal use, the penalty seldom exceeds 6 months.[1]

Additional Resources

References

  1. Suchtmittelgesetz §27 (May 17, 2009} Rechtsinformationssystem des Bundeskanzleramts


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