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Global laws

The laws regarding cannabis vary widely from country to country. Some governments have an all-out ban on any cannabis use while others allow medical cannabis. Some have decriminalised small amounts while others allow free and legal use of cannabis. There are even a few countries that will condemn cannabis users to death. This makes it incredibly important to know and understand the laws before you travel and understand that cannabis law is an ever changing tapestry.


UK laws

In the UK it is illegal to sell, possess, grow or distribute cannabis without a licence. Cannabis is considered a class B drug which means possession carries a sentence of up to five years in prison or an unlimited fine, or both. For those caught dealing cannabis, there is a prison term of up to 14 years and an unlimited fine, or both.

What if I am caught with cannabis?

If you are caught with a small amount of drugs you can be charged with possession of an illegal substance. The police can tak...

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