Cannabis seeds and non-flowering cannabis plants are legal in Austria, but this is about to change. Austria’s right-wing coalition government is planning a nationwide ban. So far, nothing has been decided about when and how this is supposed to happen, but the government appears determined to go ahead.
Until now in Austria, both cannabis seeds and non-flowering cannabis plants have been legal. Unlike in the rest of the EU, in Austria it is possible to buy “White Widow”, “Jack Herer” or “Early Skunk” variety seedlings, as long as they are not in bud. However, the new governing coalition of ÖVP and FPÖ wants to put an end to this sometime soon.
Page 44 of the government legislative programme, which was negotiated back in December 2017, lists the following under the item “Addictive substances law”:
– tightening up individual provisions in the addictive substances law (SMG) especially to protect minors
– a ban on the sale of cannabis seeds and cannabis plants
So far, the Austrian addictive substances law…