Worldwide, the acceptance of marijuana and the use of marijuana varies country to country. If you are thinking of traveling and there is a possibility you will be using marijuana, you should check and double check the current laws for the area you will visit. Information in this article was compiled on September 7, 2010.
Decriminalized in some areas (Western Australia and South Australia). In Western Australia persons caught with 30 grams or less will be fined, and have the option of attending a class and having the fine waived. According to state Health Minister Bob Kucera: 39% of citizens (age 14 and over) have used marijuana at least once. For more information check out stopthedrugwar.org
According to an article in the New York Times dated July 11, 2002: marijuana use is illegal, but you probably won’t be arrested. To read the entire article,click here
Marijuana is illegal but decriminalized. Prosecutors may decide whether or not to press charges for possession for personal use. Possession of up to 30 grams might not be prosecuted. The Selling or distribution is considered a serious offense. There is more information available at drugpolicy.org website.
Use of marijuana is illegal. If caught with marijuana intended for personal use there is often a fine for the first or second conviction. Selling marijuana or possession of marijuana for sale is a serious offense. According to stopthedrugwar.org 24 % of persons age 15-34 have used it.
Italian laws permit private use and the possession of small amounts.Using marijuana in public places is not allowed.
Marijuana is decriminalized and possession of small amounts for personal use is acceptable.
Selling marijuana is an offense, but only for larger amounts .Some coffee shops routinely sell small amounts (less than 5 grams) to their customers. For more information check out drugpolicy.org
In 2001 all penalties for possession of marijuana were removed. According to an article from time.com it is decriminalized and possession of a small amount is allowed.
The possession of marijuana and the cultivation for personal use is allowed, it is decriminalized. In fact, in Spain users are encouraged to grow their own. Use of marijuana in public is not allowed, if caught you will be fined. More information on marijuana use in Spain can be found at www.drugpolicy.org
Drugs are not tolerated in Sweden and the laws are strictly enforced. They strive for a drug free society. Marijuana is thought to be a dangerous drug
Marijuana is an illegal substance although some states allow the use for medicinal purpose. Some states allow cultivation of a small amount of plants for personal medicinal use. Use of marijuana for medical purpose in your home state does not transfer to states you visit.