Is Austria set to legalise cannabis use?

A case in the Constitutional Court could bring changes to the ban of cannabis for personal use in the country
The Local (Austria)
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Austria has a very complex system when it comes to its drug laws and regulations, but in short: no, cannabis is not legal in the alpine country. People are not allowed to consume, buy, sell, or grow the plant (growing it at home has some very strange specifications, such as it must never be allowed to bloom). However, since 2016, a person caught with a small quantity of cannabis could face only small charges, similar to traffic violations. The country’s constitutional court is evaluating a private petition by Paul Burger, a 26-year old Viennese. He was caught with a half-burned joint at the end of 2020 by two police officers in plain clothes.