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Cannabis Laws Around the world

Cannabis Laws Around the world

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ALBANIA
Strictly speaking cannabis is illegal but growing and usage is widespread. In the last five years there have been fewer than ten prosecutions.

AUSTRALIA
Remains illegal in Western Australia. Penalties for the personal use of cannabis include infringement notices and confiscation if you're found in possession of less than 30g or two plants.
Is illegal in New South Wales though the state department is considering to allow use for pain relief for people who are seriously ill.

BELGIUM
Use for selected medical reasons is being trialled. Possession for the possession of small amounts of cannabis may be decriminalised.

BERMUDA
Softening on cannabis laws unlikely.

CAMEROON
Sufferers from HIV, Aids and cancer may be able to use the drug as a form of pain relief. Is illegal to grow cannabis in Cameroon.

CANADA
Cannabis is illegal including for medical conditions although there is pressure for relaxation in the laws.

DENMARK
Far reaching legislation has been introduced, aimed to provide police with the authority to close down the hundreds of 'hash clubs' in Christiana. It is reported, however, that they continue to flourish.

FIJI
Planting, and presumably using, cannabis is illegal.

FINLAND
No uniform treatment of cannabis users at present; often up to the discretion of the police force or prosector. New procedures mean that a larger proportion of those caught for minor drug offences will be sentenced for their crimes.

HOLLAND
The sale of small quantities of cannabis for personal use in cafes is permitted.

INDIA
Don't be fooled that as marijuana is readily available and used the authorities will turn a blind eye, They won't. Anyone charged with illegal possession risks a mandatory ten year jail sentence and, under Indian law, you are guilty until proven innocent.

IRELAND
Is illegal as a recreational drug although there is pressure for its use for genuine medical treatment.

ISRAEL
Is illegal. Terminally ill patients are sometimes granted permission by the Health Ministry to alleviate suffering.

JAMAICA
A government commission has recommended that marijuana is legalised for personal use by adults.

KUWAIT
Widespread and increasing drug use. Death penalty for smugglers though only five have been actually condemned in recent years.

LEBANON
Major campaign cracking down on cannabis cultivation - over 114 square metres of cannabis fields were destroyed by the authorities in September 2002.

MALAYSIA
Aiming to crack down on the use of 'soft drugs' to prevent their spread amongst professionals and middle classes. The authorities are particularly vigilant at the country's entry points and entertainment outlets. A young man was recently jailed for life for growing a cannabis plant in his house.

THE MALDIVES
Very strict. Sentencing known for three seeds.

MEXICO
Widespread in border towns and is expected to be legalised soon.

MOROCCO
Amongst the world's largest producers of cannabis; most of the country's hard currency is earned through illegal drugs' trading. A surprise announcement in 2000 that the government plans to eliminate the country's entire hash production within seven years.

NEPAL
40% of the land in Parsa is under marijuana cultivation although there have been some attempts to curb this.

NEW ZEALAND
Illegal, even for medicinal purposes. Reforms are being considered though there is opposition from some political parties.

NORWAY
Presently illegal though a government report has recommended de-criminalising the use and possession of narcotics.

THE PHILIPPINES
When the amount is less than 5g, the penalty is 12 years inside. Possession of cannabis over 5g is a life sentence and more than 500g will result in a nasty case of death.

RUSSIA
Recent calls for legalisation unlikely to be heeded by authorities.

Last updated 3348 days ago by Nicloco

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1nfam0us1 3347 days ago

philippines...gotta open up the mind

pennylane 3307 days ago