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Case C-207/08: Order of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 11 July 2008 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Panevėžio apygardos teismas — Republic of Lithuania) — Criminal proceedings against Edgar Babanov (First paragraph of Article 104(3) of the Rules of Procedure — Agriculture — Free movement of goods — National legislation prohibiting the cultivation of any type of hemp)

OJ C 285, 8.11.2008, p. 15–15 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

8.11.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 285/15


Order of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 11 July 2008 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Panevėžio apygardos teismas — Republic of Lithuania) — Criminal proceedings against Edgar Babanov

(Case C-207/08) (1)

(First paragraph of Article 104(3) of the Rules of Procedure - Agriculture - Free movement of goods - National legislation prohibiting the cultivation of any type of hemp)

(2008/C 285/24)

Language of the case: Lithuanian

Referring court

Panevėžio apygardos teismas

Criminal proceedings against

Edgar Babanov

Action

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Panevėžio apygardos teismas — Compatibility with the law of the European Union of national legislation providing for criminal liability for cultivating any type of hemp — Power of a court to apply national legislation when the hemp content of active substances does not exceed a certain threshold

Operative part of the judgment

1.

Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 of 29 September 2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending Regulations (EEC) No 2019/93, (EC) No 1452/2001, (EC) No 1453/2001, (EC) No 1454/2001, (EC) 1868/94, (EC) No 1251/1999, (EC) No 1254/1999, (EC) No 1673/2000, (EEC) No 2358/71 and (EC) No 2529/2001 must be interpreted as meaning that it precludes national legislation which has the effect of prohibiting the cultivation and possession of hemp grown for fibre covered by that regulation.

2.

Community law precludes the court of a Member State from applying national legislation which, contrary to Regulation No 1782/2003, has the effect of prohibiting the cultivation and possession of hemp grown for fibre covered by that regulation.


(1)  OJ C 209 of 15.8.2008.


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