• John Swiden

Where Is Medical Marijuana Legal Around the World?

Updated: Apr 24

Here are some countries where medical marijuana is legal, though you may want to check the specific marijuana laws by country to see what counts as “medical”:

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Ecuador

  • Finland

  • Georgia

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Guam

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Jamaica

  • Lithuania

  • Malta

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • Peru

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • South Africa

  • Sri Lanka

  • Switzerland

  • Thailand

  • United Kingdom

  • Uruguay

  • Zimbabwe

What Are the Most Dangerous Countries for Cannabis?

If you love weed, then you must avoid some of these countries. These are the countries with the worst punishments for weed:

  • Cambodia: Trafficking may result in jail time or even life in prison.

  • Cyprus: Life imprisonment is possible for use.

  • Egypt: Large-scale smuggling is punishable by death.

  • Hong Kong: Trafficking or cultivating could lead to life in prison.

  • Iran: Possession of more than 5 kilograms of hashish may result in the death penalty.

  • Laos: Public possession may result in the death penalty.

  • Malaysia: Trafficking more than 200 grams leads to a mandatory death penalty.

  • Myanmar: Large-scale possession and trafficking is punishable by death.

  • Philippines: Possession or trafficking may result in life imprisonment and a fine.

  • Saudi Arabia: Possession may result in jail time, and large-scale trafficking may result in the death penalty.

  • Singapore: Weed laws in Singapore are quite harsh; possession of 500 grams or more may result in the death penalty.

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE): Trafficking may result in the death penalty.

  • Vietnam: Trafficking may result in the death penalty.

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