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Marijuana Laws in foreign countries: How do they compare to the U.S?

Posted by Fuzzie Jenkins on 12/27/2012 in Medical Marijuana Laws

 

Marijuana Laws in foreign countries: How do they compare to the U.S?
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.
Peru
Individuals are allowed to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis if they are not in possession of other illegal drugs.
Germany
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.
Argentina
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. 
Belgium
Adult individuals can carry up to 3 grams of cannabis
Brazil
Brazil decriminalized possession of drugs for personal use as part of their major drug law revisions of 2006. 
Chile
Individuals can consume marijuana in small quantities in their private places of residence
Czech Republic
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. 
Switzerland
The consumption and cultivation of up to 4 plants per person is legal.
Spain
Personal home possession of 2 plants is allowed

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.

Argentina

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. 

Belgium

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. 

Chile

Individuals can consume marijuana in small quantities in their private places of residence

Czech Republic

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

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. 

Switzerland

The consumption and cultivation of up to 4 plants per person is legal.

Spain

Personal home possession of 2 plants is allowed.

 

Peru

Individuals are allowed to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis if they are not in possession of other illegal drugs.

 

Additional Resources:

Drug Decriminalisation Policies in Practice Around the Globe

Legality of Cannabis by Country

Where to Smoke Weed in Countries