Just as the marijuana laws vary from state to state in the U.S., every country has regulations related to marijuana use. The U.S. is much more liberal in the legalization of medical marijuana, far exceeding any other country. The U.S. is also one of the few countries to legalize recreational marijuana, in select states.
As the so-called marijuana movement progresses, with more U.S. states creating
state level legislation to legalize medical marijuana, legalize recreational marijuana, establish a regulated dispensary system, along with legislation at the federal level to legalize the drug; its hard to gauge the long-term outcome of a nation filled with habitual drug users.
Although some may compare marijuana use to alcohol use, whereas if it is used in moderation it does not pose a threat.
The penalties for marijuana possession range from a fine, up to 8-years in prison. The attached list details the specifics of each country's laws and punishment.
The series of 5 lists examines the marijuana laws of 92 countries, accompanied by spectacular pictorials.
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"Marijuana Movement: A look at marijuana laws worldwide"
Part one, March, 30th.
Part two, April, 6th.
Part three, April, 13th.
Part four, April, 20th.
Part five, April, 27th.