Marijuana Laws in foreign countries: How do they compare to the U.S?
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 12/27/2012 in International Medical Marijuana
Have you ever wondered how other countries and their marijuana laws compare to the United States? You may be surprised to know that it is not just The Netherlands who are lax when it comes to criminalizing the green herb. Many other countries such as Spain, Peru, and Portugal have take taken a liberal approach to dealing with marijuana.
A 2009 Argentina’s Supreme Court ruling legalized the private home use of marijuana in small amounts. The Court ruled that banning marijuana for use on private property as long as it does not harm anyone else would be unconstitutional.
Adult individuals can carry up to 3 grams of cannabisBrazilBrazil decriminalized possession of drugs for personal use as part of their major drug law revisions of 2006.
Individuals can consume marijuana in small quantities in their private places of residence
In 2010 drug possession was decriminalized after research found that incriminating individuals for drug use did little to nothing to decrease the drug use rates and the availability of the illicit substances.
Germany is one of the most marijuana friendly countries in Europe. The country allows the possession of up to 6 grams of cannabis and in such cities as Berlin, the limit is 10 grams.
The consumption and cultivation of up to 4 plants per person is legal.
Personal home possession of 2 plants is allowed.
Individuals are allowed to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis if they are not in possession of other illegal drugs.