The cultivation of cannabis plants is legal in Austria. It is only prohibited if the purpose of cultivation is the extraction of narcotics, i.e. when the flowers are separated from the plant.
Every blooming plant at the Hemp Embassy is documented. After reaching harvest maturity, the entire non-harvested plant is placed in a sealed container under the supervision of a notary. These containers, also under notarial supervision, are disposed of at periodic intervals at Wien Energie GmbH’s Simmeringer Haide facility.