1.

Russia

Possession or transport of up to 6 grams (dry weight) of cannabis or 2 grams of hashish or hashish oil as of 0,4 grams with no sale intent is punishable by a fine in Russia, but nevertheless, possession is still illegal by law and it can be p...

2.

Spain

Selling cannabis is a criminal offense punishable by law regardless of the quantity. But personal cultivation and use, and other purposes other than sale or trade is decriminalised. Growing the plant on private property for personal use,...

3.

Netherlands

The Dutch policy allows citizens to own small amounts of weed and cultivate a few cannabis plants. The maximum amount of weed you can carry is five grams (0.2 ounces) and you can grow no more than five cannabis plants.

Selling weed in co...

4.

Germany

Possession of cannabis is illegal, while the consumption itself is legal on the basis of it being considered a self-harm drug (much like alcohol), which is not considered a crime. The possession of small amounts is prosecuted, but charge...

5.

Poland

Consumption of cannabis is not considered to be an offence in Poland, but currently simple possession is punishable by a maximum of three years’  jail sentence. Cultivation in large quantities is punishable by six months’ to eight ye...

6.

Canada

It is legal in Canada to use cannabis under Health Canada licence for medical purposes. It is not legal in Canada to use cannabis for recreational purposes, or for any purpose other than medical use yet, but expected to be legalized by July 1st 20...

7.

Lithuania

Cannabis in Lithuania is illegal for recreational and medical purposes, but the cultivation and production of hemp (no more than 0.2 THC) are allowed.

Even a small proportion for personal use of cannabis distributes criminal liability. T...

8.

Ukraine

Possession of "small amount" (up to 5 grams of cannabis) means a fine (up to UAH 850 or USD 33) under Administrative Code Possession of more then 5 grams can cause criminal offence, which could be punished by the fine as well (up to UAH 1700 or US...

9.

Greenland

In Greenland, marijuana is not legal and there are some people who mention that it is tolerated while there are others who oppose. According to law, marijuana and any action related to it such as using it, distributing it by means of export and im...

10.

Bhutan

Cannabis and all activities associated with it are illegal in Bhutan and anyone caught in possession may be arrested fined or imprisoned. Authorities claim to be concerned about the rise in cultivation and consumption amon...

11.

France

Cannabis in France is illegal for personal use but remains one of the most popular illegal drugs. Limited types of cannabis-derived products are permitted for medical uses. People smoking a joint in France face a maximum penalty of a yea...

12.

Italy

Cannabis in Italy is illegal for recreational uses, but legal for limited medical uses since 2013. Licensed cultivation for medical and industrial use is strictly regulated. Possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal ...

13.

Romania

Cannabis in Romania is illegal for recreational use but permitted for medical use.

15.

South Africa

Cannabis in South Africa is illegal for recreational or medical use. Some advocates have pressured the government to modify its laws, which first restricted cannabis in 1922, to allow exemptions for medical use, religious practices,...

16.

United Kingdom

Cannabis in the United Kingdom is widely used as an illegal drug, while other strains lower in THC (commonly called hemp) have been used industrially for over a thousand years for fibre, oil, and seeds.

Cannabis has b...

17.

Belarus

Drug cultivation, including opium and cannabis is highly illegal in Belarus. The old law used to distinguish between possession and distribution, which means people with small amounts could get away with merely a fine or a susp...

18.

Turkey

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 rec...

19.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a young country, and adopted liberal drug laws upon first achieving statehood. Its liberal policies have been compromised repeatedly, but the most recent major legal change marked a major step forward—although its implement...

1.

Netherlands

The Dutch policy allows citizens to own small amounts of weed and cultivate a few cannabis plants. The maximum amount of weed you can carry is five grams (0.2 ounces) and you can grow no more than five cannabis plants.

Selling weed in co...

2.

Germany

Germany 9.13

Possession of cannabis is illegal, while the consumption itself is legal on the basis of it being considered a self-harm drug (much like alcohol), which is not considered a crime. The possession of small amounts is prosecuted, but charge...

4.

Norway

Cannabis in Norway is illegal for all purposes except medical purposes, for which it has been available through special approval since November 2016.

Up to 15 grams is considered an amount for personal use, and is punished with a fi...

5.

Slovenia

Cannabis in Slovenia is illegal but decriminalized. While medical marijuana is not allowed, the use of certain cannabinoid drugs is permitted.

The possession of any drug for personal use in small quantities is not registered as a cr...

6.

Spain

Selling cannabis is a criminal offense punishable by law regardless of the quantity. But personal cultivation and use, and other purposes other than sale or trade is decriminalised. Growing the plant on private property for personal use,...

7.

United Kingdom

Cannabis in the United Kingdom is widely used as an illegal drug, while other strains lower in THC (commonly called hemp) have been used industrially for over a thousand years for fibre, oil, and seeds.

Cannabis has b...

8.

Denmark

Denmark 8.25

Marijuana in the country of Denmark is illegal. While many Danes are willing to tolerate its use, any weed-related activities, such as the growing, smoking, possession or selling of cannabis, is punishable by law.

Accordin...

9.

Afghanistan

Possession and personal use

According to the Law on Campaign against Intoxicants, Drugs and their Control, he/she who possesses hashish in quantities of up to 50g for the purpose of personal consumption, if a...

10.

Albania

Cannabis in Albania is illegal, but the plants is widely cultivated. It is not too difficult to find cannabis and when caught with a small amount for personal use, there will most likely be no prosecution.

11.

Austria

Austria has relatively liberal drug laws, with the general approach being to ignore personal use and focus exclusively on sale, production and trafficking. Possession (which includes the act of smoking) of cannabis is punishable by ...

12.

Canada

It is legal in Canada to use cannabis under Health Canada licence for medical purposes. It is not legal in Canada to use cannabis for recreational purposes, or for any purpose other than medical use yet, but expected to be legalized by July 1st 20...

13.

Estonia

Cannabis in Estonia is illegal, but possession of up to 7.5 grams is considered an amount for personal use, and is punished with a fine. Large amounts and distribution are criminal offences and punishable with a custodial sentence of up ...

14.

Italy

Cannabis in Italy is illegal for recreational uses, but legal for limited medical uses since 2013. Licensed cultivation for medical and industrial use is strictly regulated. Possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal ...

15.

Malta

Cannabis in Malta is illegal but partially decriminalized.

Simple possession will still remain an "arrestable offense" is for the police to be able to fight drug trafficking, and says that the possession of a minimal amount of drugs...

16.

North Korea
The status of cannabis in North Korea is unclear due to the lack of sources available to the outside world, with some observers stating that cannabis is effectively legal, or at least tolerated, in the country and others arguing that this is a misapp...

17.

Turkey

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 rec...

18.

Ukraine

Possession of "small amount" (up to 5 grams of cannabis) means a fine (up to UAH 850 or USD 33) under Administrative Code Possession of more then 5 grams can cause criminal offence, which could be punished by the fine as well (up to UAH 1700 or US...

19.

France

Cannabis in France is illegal for personal use but remains one of the most popular illegal drugs. Limited types of cannabis-derived products are permitted for medical uses. People smoking a joint in France face a maximum penalty of a yea...

20.

New York

Cannabis in New York is illegal for recreational use, but is permitted for medical use, and possession of small amounts is decriminalized.

Possession of less than 25 grams (0.88 oz) of marijuana, in any form, is unlawful posses...