Czech court sets rules on drugs possession

PRAGUE (AP) — A court in the Czech Republic has set precise new standards for prosecuting the possession of illegal drugs, replacing a vague limit of "more than a small amount."

A Supreme Court ruling released Wednesday makes it illegal to possess more than 1.5 grams (0.05 ounce) of heroin, 1 gram of cocaine, 10 grams of marijuana or 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Lesser amounts will be considered a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

Wednesday's ruling came after the Constitutional Court last year canceled part of the penal code that allowed the government to set such rules.

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