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CANNABIS SITUATION AROUND THE WORLD

UPDATED June 2022

In France it is called Chanvre; in Spain Canamo in Russia Konoplya;

in China Tal Ma; in Hungary Kender.

It has many other names.

Cannabis possession and cultivation and suppy is illegal almost everywhere. In many countries there is what appears to be decriminalisation for personal possession of small amounts, but this is largely due to the ineffectiveness of the law and the inability of the police to cope. Nevertheless you can be arrested for small amounts, even on suspicion, and will be fined or imprisoned for selling, almost everywhere.   Some countries even KILL people for it. However, the situation is some countries is changing, in particular regarding what is often called "medical cannabis"

(SCROLL DOWN OR CLICK HERE   for more details on each country.)

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MORE DETAILS COUNTRY BY COUNTRY WITH LINKS

England

African and Asian Countries

Afghanistan

Algeria

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Cameroon

Finland

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Greenland

Gyana

Holland

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Lebanon

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Morocco

Nepal

New Zealand

Norway

North Korea

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Singapore

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

United Kingdom

Ukraine

Uruguay

USA

Vietnam

Zambia

 

EUROPE

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

ALGERIA

 

ARGENTINA

 

AUSTRALIA

 

AUSTRIA

 

BELGIUM

 

BRAZIL

 

CAMBODIA

 

CAMAROON

 

CANADA

 

CHILE

 

COLUMBIA

 

CROATIA

 

CUBA

The Cuban Parliament has approved a law that introduces the death penalty for possessing, producing and trafficking drugs: LE MONDE, 18 February 1999

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

DENMARK

Denmark has allowed cannabis to be grown, sold and consumed, in an area which is part of Copenhagen. Unfortunately the people who live there are mostly poor and the area is quite run-down, giving cannabis a bad press.

 

DUBAI

 

ESTONIA

 

EGYPT

In 1868, possession was made a capital offence. 1874, importation was allowed but not possession. 1879 importation again made illegal. 1884 growing became a criminal offence. These laws were reissued in 1891 and 1894. (From Hemp-Lifeline to the future, Chris Conrad) and thanks to Shug
It is still illegal today, although many locals smoke. Crops in the Sinai are being destroyed and Westerners are being given long sentences by the courts

 

FIJI

 

FINLAND

FRANCE

 

GERMANY

 

GHANA

 

GREECE

GREENLAND

GUYANA

 

HOLLAND / THE NETHERLANDS (click here)

 

 

HUNGARY

 

INDIA

 

INDONESIA

 

IRAN

 

ISRAEL

 

ITALY

 

JAMAICA

JAPAN

KENYA

LEBANON

LUXEMBOURG

MACEDONIA

MALAYSIA

Not a good place to smoke cannabis!

 

MALTA

MEXICO

 

MOROCCO

 

NEPAL

 

NEW ZEALAND

NORTH KOREA

NORWAY

 

PHILIPPINES

 

POLAND

 

PORTUGAL

 

PUERTO RICA

 

RUSSIA

 

RWANDA

 

SAUDI ARABIA
Not a good place to smoke cannabis!

 

SINGAPORE
Not a good place to smoke cannabis!

 

SCOTLAND

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

SPAIN

 

 

SWAZILAND

 

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

 

THAILAND

 

TURKEY

 

UKRAINE

Source: "reconsider" Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001
Personal Use of Drugs to be De-Criminalized in Ukraine
Dateline: Odessa, Ukraine, exclusive to ReconsiDer by Mary Barr
In an exclusive interview with ReconsiDer member Mary Barr, the Chairman of Prisons in the Ukraine confirmed that in a committee meeting on June 5th, 2001 it was approved that 35-45,000 prisoners will be released by September 2001 to relieve overcrowding. He also announced that in September small amounts of drugs, or amounts deemed for personal use, will no longer be an arrestable offence. Viktor Vasilina, a retired KGB Colonel, accompanied Ms. Barr on her tour of a women's' prison in Odessa.

 

URUGUAY

 

USA

 

VIETNAM

 

ZAMBIA

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