Our mission is to advocate
rational regulation of the cannabis market in the Czech Republic.


We bring together cannabis businesses and entities to discuss legislative comments and regulatory proposals.
We initiate expert discussions and refute misinformation related to cannabis.
We support research activities in the field of cannabis.
Objectives of the association
  • advocacy and defence of rational regulation of the market in the Czech Republic,
  • raising professionally correct awareness of cannabis,
  • bringing together entities involved in the legislative process of cannabis regulation in the Czech Republic
We achieve our goals
  • initiating discussions and involving the public
    • on the impact of cannabis on society and individuals
    • on possible forms of cannabis regulation
  • informing the public about the measures
  • identifying misinformation about cannabis
  • supporting research activities


Experts and public discuss rational regulation of cannabis and psychedelics in Prague

Experts and public discuss rational regulation of cannabis and psychedelics in Prague

On Tuesday 14 February 2023, an event entitled Cannabis and Psychedelics - The Czech Republic Needs Change!

Cannabis and psychedelics - the Czech Republic needs change!

Cannabis and psychedelics - the Czech Republic needs change!

We would like to invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion organized by the Rational Addiction Policy Think Tank in cooperation with the Association for Cannabis Regulation.

Founders of

Think Tank

Rational dependency policies
Think Tank

A multidisciplinary association of independent and eminent experts who address the issue of addiction from all angles - public and individual health, legislation and other legal implications, including security challenges, economics including market modelling, taxation, economic impact on public budgets, education and prevention, and finally social and sociological and political science.


PhDr. Václav Friedmann, Ph.D.

President of the Association
PhDr. Václav Friedmann, Ph.D.

He graduated from Masaryk University, has more than 20 years of experience in media, PR, Public Affairs. For the last 8 years he worked as Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Sazka, where he gained extensive experience in public affairs in regulated business, especially in communication with the regulator, state administration and legislators.

Pavel Zbožínek

Pavel Zbožínek

He worked for sixteen years in the Chamber of Deputies and also worked in the Drug Policy Department of the Government Office. Although he is no longer politically involved in this way, he is still involved in election campaigns. He is a shareholder in CBD Medical, s.r.o.

Supervisory Board

doc. MUDr. Viktor Mravčík, Ph.D.

doc. MUDr. Viktor Mravčík, Ph.D.

Doctor with specialisation in hygiene and epidemiology. Doctor of preventive medicine at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and associate professor of the Clinic of Addiction Medicine. Former head of the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction at the Government Office. He has published numerous scientific and conceptual papers in the field of epidemiology of legal and illegal drugs, and gambling.

Mgr. et Mgr. Helena Rampachová

Mgr. et Mgr. Helena Rampachová

Psychologist and manager. Chair of the Council of the Association of Addiction Services Providers (APAS), member of the Government Council for Coordination of Addiction Policy. Deputy Director of the Society of Helping Hands o. p. s., where she has been working for almost 20 years. At the same time she is active in the Rational Addiction Policy Think Tank.

MgA. Petr Pleva

MgA. Petr Pleva

He gained experience in legislation during his tenure in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic from 1996 to 2010. In the following years, he worked with the National Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil on the preparation and implementation of a European project dealing with the development of legislation in the field of addiction policy. Currently, he works as a legislative consultant and cooperates with the Department of Drug Policy of the Government Office on the preparation of laws related to the regulation of addictive substances.


Become a member!
  • contribute to the development of proposals for the regulation of cannabis
  • participate in the development of proposals for cannabis regulation and join the discussion with other experts and the cannabis industry
  • be the first to know about proposals and changes
  • support the Association's active work towards a rational legislative framework
Membership Terms and Conditions
  • a natural or legal person may become a member
  • the basic condition is an interest in the issue and identification with the purpose of the association and the will to be actively involved
  • membership is subject to a fee

If you are interested in obtaining further information, please contact us at:

Accepted members will be publicly published on the Association's website.




Cannabis Regulatory Association

Asociace pro racionální regulaci konopí, z.s.

Rybná 716/24, 110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město

IČO: 179 18 596

registered at the Municipal Court in Prague, L 77148


PhDr. Václav Friedmann, Ph.D.

President of the Association


Mgr. Vlaďka Sobasová

Expert spokesperson

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