Where to buy and try CBD in Prague
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- Prague CBD Map
- A quick reminder: What is CBD?
- The cannabis glossary
- Cannabis in the Czech Republic
- CBD Club Praha
- Hempa CBD hemp store
- Green House Prague
- CBD Area
- Mr. 420
It is no surprise to us here at Alphagreen that Prague is among the top 5 most popular city break destinations in Europe. Prague, if you didn’t know already, is the capital of the Czech Republic and its largest city. It is also the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.
Prague is situated on the Vltava river, and its population is around 1.3 million. Popular all year round, you can expect a relatively warm climate if you visit during the summer months, and a sharp bite in the air if you visit in the winter - so don’t forget your coats, hats and scarves!
Prague is a political, cultural and economic hub of central Europe complete with a rich history. Some of the popular landmarks that draw tourists to this wonderful city include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge (seen below), the Old Town Square which features the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historical centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Need we tell you any further reasons to visit?Ok, one more thing. Prague is brimming with handy cannabis and CBD shops, the best of which we will be exploring in this read. So stay with us if you want to know more about the top spots for CBD in Prague.
Prague CBD Map
A quick reminder: What is CBD?
CBD can be summarised in a series of bullet points:
- CBD is short for cannabidiol.
- Cannabidiol is a naturally-occurring compound found in cannabis, known as a cannabinoid.
- Cannabis Sativa is the cannabis strain that contains this cannabinoid. Hemp and Marijuana are the two varieties of the cannabis Sativa species.
- CBD products are hemp-derived, rather than marijuana-derived. Hemp contains more CBD than marijuana, while marijuana contains more of another cannabinoid: THC.
- THC is intoxicating and psychotropic, CBD is not. This means no matter how much CBD you take, you will not become “high”.
- Hemp-derived CBD is mostly legal, but laws fluctuate depending on where you are. The THC content per CBD product is usually restricted. In the UK and most EU countries, this THC limit is 0.2% per product. Again, this amount is not intoxicating.
- While marijuana is often used recreationally, hemp-derived CBD has historically been used as an agent of wellness, famed for its therapeutic potential, which we will be exploring shortly.
The cannabis glossary
In our exploration of Prague’s finest CBD outfits, we may mention some cannabis-related terms that you might not have come across yet, so if you get stuck with the lingo, you can refer back to this glossary.
Full-spectrum CBD: This refinement contains all the original compounds from cannabis, including the THC. A full-spectrum refinement tends not to go through extra processing but is left in its original state. Typically, this kind of refinement will possess many different cannabinoids aside from CBD and THC. It will also usually include other active nutrients from cannabis, like vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids and terpenes - all naturally-occurring, plant-derived compounds that are believed to boost our wellness in various ways.
Broad-spectrum CBD: The only difference between broad-spectrum CBD and full-spectrum CBD is the THC. The former does not contain any THC as it has gone through further filtering to break this cannabinoid down and abolish it from the refinement. Other than that, it usually contains all the same phytonutrients and other cannabinoids indigenous to cannabis Sativa that you would find in a full-spectrum CBD product.
CBD Isolate: Pure, unadulterated cannabidiol that has been through the heaviest extraction processes to break down all the other phytocompounds from the hemp plant, until CBD is all that remains.
Entourage Effect: This effect can only be produced by broad-spectrum and full-spectrum refinements. It refers to the way all the phytochemicals work synergistically when they are all present in a refinement. This effect was first described by Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat in 1998. Because CBD Isolate is cannabidiol on its own, there are no synergy partners to enable the entourage effect. For this reason, it is thought that CBD Isolate isn’t quite as beneficial as its full-spectrum or broad-spectrum counterparts.
CBD Oil: One of the many formats in which you will find CBD. CBD concentrate will usually be mixed with a carrier oil, be it olive oil, MCT (from coconuts), hemp seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, avocado oil or grapeseed oil. You may opt to take CBD oil infused into a beverage, food, or just as it is, by dropping some of the oil beneath your tongue for fast absorption into the bloodstream.
CBD Edibles: CBD that can be eaten. CBD edibles may manifest in the form of gummies, chocolate, baked goods - or anything that you make yourself which has CBD infused into it. Note that, unlike infamous weed brownies, CBD edibles will not make you high.
CBD Topicals: CBD in the form of a cream, balm, lotion, body oil, salve - essentially anything that can be applied to the skin. Topicals are a great choice for targeted relief to the skin, muscles and joints.
CBD Hashish: Also known as hash, CBD hashish is a concentrated form of CBD. You can smoke hash, vape it or cook with it. It's typically made from cannabis plants that have high concentrations of CBD and low concentrations of THC. It can be made by rubbing the crystals off of the buds of the plant, then compressing them. However, manufacturing of hash is usually slightly more complicated than this. Indeed, it means taking those same CBD-rich components, like the buds and the pollen, and pressing them with large sieves or ice water. Preferably, hash is made without any additives, keeping it all-natural and unadulterated. Because CBD hash is a concentrate, it will be much more powerful than other forms of CBD, meaning less is needed to obtain the desired effects. Again, CBD hash will not intoxicate you as THC-rich hash would.
Non-GMO: GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms”, which are living organisms whose genetic material have been artificially altered through genetic engineering. To make an organism GM, scientists change the genetic makeup of the organism. Plants and crops are largely treated with genetic modification, usually to withstand chemical herbicides and pesticides, which enables farmers to use these harsh chemicals on the plants. These chemicals might be used to make the plants easier to grow, even though the chemicals pose risks for humans in the long run. The safety and long-term implications of GMOs are presently unknown, but many fear that they may be harmful to human health, as well as to the environment.
So, a non-GMO hemp plant is one that has been grown minus the harmful risks, toxins, or chemicals, resulting in a non-GMO final CBD product. This means you won’t have to worry about what you might be consuming when you take your CBD.
What are the purported benefits of CBD?
CBD is thought to have a number of therapeutic credentials:
Anticonvulsant: Its potential to reduce the occurrence of seizures in epilepsy patients is one of CBD’s most notable qualities. So consistent were these findings that they led to the manufacturing and approval (by numerous health agencies) of the cannabidiol-based drug, Epidiolex. Epidiolex is now often used to treat various strains of epilepsy, namely Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet Syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and to decrease the occurrence of seizures.
Antiemetic: Research indicates that CBD exerts anti-nausea effects. One study asserts “Preclinical research indicates that cannabinoids, including CBD, may be effective clinically for treating both nausea and vomiting produced by chemotherapy or other therapeutic treatments''. By having an indirect impact on some of the important receptors that modulate feelings of nausea, CBD is thought to suppress our urge to vomit, thus rendering it a useful alternative to conventional pharmaceutical agents that are used to treat the more difficult-to-control symptoms of nausea associated with chemotherapy.
Anti-inflammatory. CBD is thought to work with our (CB2) immunoregulatory receptors to help combat and regulate inflammation. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that this cannabis-derivative could help manage inflammatory symptoms pertaining to a number of inflammation-based ailments, like eczema, some types of arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease - even neuroinflammation.
Antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are necessary to help the body fight oxidative stress, that is, the excess of free radicals in the body which, if left to their own devices can cause various long term health conditions. We do not produce enough of our own antioxidants, so we need to take them in from external sources, like food or supplements. CBD is thought to harbour antioxidant properties, so regular intake of this cannabinoid could help us to combat oxidative damage. On account of its antioxidant status, it is also thought to be a neuroprotector, protecting our neurological health from succumbing to neurodegenerative illness.
Mood-balancing: CBD has been under clinical investigation time and again for its anti-anxiety, antidepressant and even antipsychotic qualities. The results are astounding and suggest that cannabidiol can tame various symptoms connected with these neuropsychiatric disorders. CBD seems to have a strong affinity to the serotonin receptor. It is also thought to work with our stress hormone, cortisol. Overall, cannabidiol is thought to communicate with essential, mood-regulating neurochemicals in the brain.
And those are just a few items on the long list of therapeutic successes that CBD claims. Let’s now circle back to the Czech Republic and its laws on cannabis!
Cannabis in the Czech Republic
Cannabis for recreational use is illegal in the Czech Republic, but personal possession has been decriminalised since 1st January 2010, and medical cannabis has been legal since 1st April 2013.
Possession of up to 10 grams of dry cannabis for personal use, or cultivation of up to five plants, constitutes a civil offence under laws enacted in 2010, which could result in a fine of up to 15,000CZK (roughly £510). Possession of larger amounts than this can lead to a jail sentence of up to one year.
Trafficking is a criminal offence, with a minimum penalty set at two years imprisonment and a maximum penalty of 18 years imprisonment, though sentences of 10-18 years are only imposed in extreme cases.
In January 2013, the Czech Senate passed a bill allowing cannabis to be legally available on prescription in pharmacies as a medicine. This law came into effect on 1st April 2013, and since then, cannabis for medical usage has been legal and regulated in the Czech Republic.
This law allows for up to 180g of dry matter per month, as prescribed by specialised physicians.
In the Czech Republic, pure CBD is not a scheduled substance. CBD refinements must always be THC-free, but CBD products can be purchased openly.
Pharmaceutical Cannabis, namely Sativex (a combination of CBD & THC) and Dronabinol (THC-based), are available by medical prescription.
Now, without further ado, here are the most popular places in Prague for CBD.
CBD Club Praha
Google rating: 4.9/5 based on 78 reviews
Where to find it: Na Bojišti 1471/22, 120 00
CBD Club is a shop serving high quality and reliable CBD and hemp products that are EU-certified and compliant with EU laws on THC content. This shop brings you soaps and many other cosmetic hemp products and natural food supplements. They even have cannabis treats for your furry friends! CBD Club is highly regarded by its 78 google reviewers, who have also remarked on the helpful and approachable employees, too! They also offer gift wrapping - perfect for bringing home gifts for loved ones (ensure that the THC quantity complies with UK laws before travelling with a cannabis-derived item). Get yourself down to this revered CBD store for some reasonably-priced CBD goodies while you’re visiting the city!
Hempa CBD Hemp Store
Google rating: 4.8/5
Where to find it: Vlkova 366/21, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov
Hempa is a unique treasure: it was the first Hemp Boutique in the whole of the Czech Republic, a modern concept brought by Francesco Oliveti from Milan, Italy. Across Italy, there are a number of these boutique hemp stores, so Francesco wanted to replicate this unique concept in the Czech cannabis market, giving hemp-lovers the opportunity to buy from a charming little specialist shop. And you need only glance at the store’s Google reviews to see that Francesco has pulled it off, gaining the fandom of local hemp fanatics who love his certified hemp products, the likes of which include edibles, vape oils, tinctures, topicals and dry buds without a trace of THC!
CANNABIS POINT PRAGUE
Google rating: 4.7/5
Cannabis Point is a chain of hemp stores that can be found across Prague. It is the largest company engaged in the production of CBD flowers, CBD Hash, CBD Moon Rocks, CBD oil, CBD E-liquids and cannabis edibles in the Czech Republic. They have been operating on the hemp market since 2017, garnering a legion of loyal customers in that time, and even surpassing some of their longer-standing competitors in the Czech cannabis market. The company is very vocal in their support for the legalisation of marijuana in the Czech Republic. Cannabis Point has four stores across Prague. These are WeedStore Prague (Míšeňská 67/10); Weed Shop (Nerudova 221/36, Praha 1); Cannabis Point (Valašská 591/13, Praha 1) and Weed & Tabacco (Radnické schody 9, Praha 1). Despite all those mentions of “weed”, everything is compliant with Czech laws on CBD and THC, so worry not! The company also guarantees quality and the lowest prices in the CBD market on their Swiss-derived CBD!
Green House Prague
Google rating: 4.5/5, based on 82 reviews.
Where to find it: Malířská 227/14, 170 00 Praha 7-Bubeneč
A short walk from Letensky square and very close to The Academy of Fine Arts, Green House is extremely well-located, so you don’t have to stray too far from the beaten tourist track to find some premium quality CBD. Not only that, the store boasts a huge array of products, including CBD oils, hashish, cannabis flowers, Sativa seeds, indica seeds, and so much more! According to their rave reviews, their service is just as impressive as their products, with helpful and knowledgeable English-speaking employees to guide you through their range. One happy shopper even remarked that their products successfully banished her insomnia and chronic pain!
Google rating: 4.7
According to CBD Area, happiness can be bought. This happiness takes the form of their CBD products, which are lab-tested, organic, full-spectrum and non-GMO. That’s a pretty committed CBD company if you want our opinion! This little store is another of Prague's CBD treasures, well-reviewed by its customers. Located in the centre of Prague near to the Florenc bus station, some of their esteemed products include their merch, vapes, CBD flowers, oils, e-liquids, capsules, cosmetics and edibles - what more could you possibly ask for in a CBD store?
Mr. 420 - CBD Store
Google rating: 4.3
“It's always 4.20 somewhere” - that’s why Mr. 420 has two locations, its main one being between the Old Town Hall and the Clementinum (Karlova 25), so very well-placed, and a great spot for a quick pit stop as you make your way around the tourist spots! Mr. 420 boasts a wide range of entirely organic CBD products, including full-spectrum CBD oils, containing trace amounts of THC, for the best entourage effect. Their mission? To spread knowledge on this revolutionary cannabinoid and get people acquainted with CBD via their products. Their Hemp-Sapa CBD oil is their best-selling product, at 10% / 1000mg CBD. Also wildly popular, their CBD flower, which they claim can be used with tea, as a bath bomb, mixed in with honey or even in a lotion.
Google rating: 5.0
Where to find it: Bubenská 43, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
ALLSTARCBD is an excellent place to conclude our list of top CBD spots in Prague. Since 2019, ALLSTARCBD has been top of their game in the Czech CBD market. Their CBD is sourced from proven premium suppliers that meet the EU's stringent requirements. The hemp is brought over to the Czech Republic from parts of Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Their reviewers have vehemently praised ALLSTARCBD’s beautifully-presented packaging, with their goods arriving in a stylish box in which everything is packed neatly, accompanied by a message from the store for that extra personal touch. What’s more, their packages are vacuum-packed; they can be resealed without any problems thanks to the ZIP system. In terms of their products, they have a large selection of flavours available among both their teas and oils. To visit their stylish showroom, ring up to book your personal appointment!
The bottom line
As you have seen, Prague is a city jam-packed with culture, history, beauty and all the CBD you could hope for. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you choose the city of 100 spires for your next European city break, and while you're enjoying all that Czechia’s vibrant capital has to offer, enjoy it with some of their world-class CBD!
Is cannabis legal in the Czech Republic?
Recreational use of cannabis is illegal in the Czech Republic, but personal possession has been decriminalised since 1st January 2010. Medical cannabis became legal on 1st April 2013. Medications, such as Sativex (a combination of CBD and THC) and Dronabinol (THC-based drug), can be prescribed by doctors. Pure CBD is not considered a scheduled substance in the Czech Republic. CBD can be purchased legally if it is THC-free.
Where to buy CBD in Prague?
There is a number of places in Prague where you can buy CBD products. Among them are CBD Club Praha, Cannabis Point, Hempa CBD Hemp Store, Green House Prague, CBD Area, ALLSTARCBD, Mr. 420 - CBD Store. There you can buy full-spectrum CBD, vapes, CBD flowers, oils, capsules, e-liquids, CBD hashish, cosmetics, edibles, and even merch.
What is the entourage effect?
This effect is mainly related to broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD. The entourage effect means that all plant compounds may work synergistically, producing a more potent effect. Since CBD Isolate contains pure cannabidiol, there is no potential for the entourage effect.
What is CBD hashish?
CBD hashish or CBD hash is a concentrated CBD. This product can be smoked, vaped or used in cooking. Usually, it's made from cannabis plants that are rich in CBD and low in THC. Hash requires no additives, which keeps it all-natural. Since CBD hash is a concentrate, it causes more potent effects than other CBD products. Also, CBD hash doesn't cause an intoxicative effect as THC-rich hash would.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD is well-known for its beneficial effects. CBD products may help with pain and inflammation, nausea, anxiety and other conditions. CBD is thought to have antioxidant properties, preventing oxidative damage. There are also cannabidiol-based drugs, such as Epidiolex, used to treat various strains of epilepsy and help reduce the occurrence of seizures.