Population
77695904
Tolerance
6 / 10
Medical
Yes
Status
Illegal

Cannabis in Turkey is illegal for recreational use, but allowed for limited medical and scientific purposes.

Consuming any drug (personal use or not) is illegal and requires juridical process. Possessing, purchasing or receiving any illegal drug, including Cannabis, is punishable by 1–2 years in prison; there is also the option of treatment and/or probation for up to three years. If users refuse treatment or do not comply with probation requirements, the courts can decide on sentencing.

Sale and supply is punishable by a prison term of 5–10 years, and production or trafficking by a minimum term of 10 years.

Importing and producing narcotics is punishable by 10-20 years’ imprisonment.

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The cultivation of marijuana is legal in 19 provinces in Turkey for medicinal and scientific purposes. However, with permission this can also be conducted in other provinces too.


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