While cannabis is not legal for recreational or medical use in Moldova, drug use has been decriminalized. Consuming cannabis is an administrative offense, not a criminal charge. Simple possession of cannabis in small amounts for personal use is punishable by a fine or community service.
Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance in Moldova. Possessing and consuming cannabis (or other drugs) for personal use is an administrative offense, subject to a fine or mandatory community service. The estimated quantity for personal use is around three grams.
Buying, selling, manufacturing, or trafficking any substance is still a criminal offense, subject to jail time.
Medical marijuana in Moldova
Medical marijuana is illegal and Moldova has no legal program.
CBD exists in a legal gray area in Moldova. It is not explicitly legal and CBD is considered a cannabis product. However, you can find CBD products for sale online.
Moldova is not a part of the EU, and does not have to recognize the 2020 EU Court ruling that determined CBD and its products were not narcotics, so “a country of the European Union cannot prohibit the marketing of cannabidiol legally produced in another member state.”
Can you grow your own weed?
No, growing cannabis plants is illegal in Moldova.
Visiting Moldova – can you buy or bring marijuana products?
Since drug use is decriminalized, you may be able to find cannabis during your visit to Moldova. However, any flower or product you purchase will be through the illicit market, so caution is advised. Do not attempt to cross international borders with any kind of cannabis, as this can be considered drug trafficking, even if just for personal use.