1.

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,...

2.

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...

3.

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...

4.

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...

5.

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...

6.

California

Cannabis in California is permitted, subject to regulations, for both medical and recreational use. In recent decades the state has led the country in efforts to legalize cannabis, holding the first (unsuccessful) vote to decriminalize it in ...

7.

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...

9.

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...

10.

Alaska

Cannabis in Alaska is legal for recreational use. 

The state of Alaska collected its first full month of cannabis tax proceeds in November 2016, raising $80,000 for the state; cannabis buds are taxed at $50/oz and stems an...

12.

Lithuania

Cannabis in Lithuania is illegal for drug and medical purposes, but production of industrial hemp is permitted.

They prohibited possession of even a small amount of pot with no intent to distribute. Possession and purchasi...

13.

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...

14.

Colorado

Cannabis in Colorado refers to cannabis (legal term marijuana) use and possession in Colorado, United States. The Colorado Amendment 64, which was passed by voters on November 6, 2012, led to legalization in Janu...

15.

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...

16.

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...

17.

China

Cannabis is illegal in China when it comes to possession for personal use, however the plant is cultivated legally for its seeds and fiber, and has a long medicinal history in the country.

18.

Peru

19.

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...

20.

India

The Uttarakhand government may be set to make the state the first one in the country to legalize cannabis cultivation.

The government has said that farmers across the state except in the Terai and Bhabhar region will be allowed to l...

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.

Denmark

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...

5.

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...

6.

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...

7.

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,...

8.

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...

9.

Ukraine

Ukraine 8.5

Strict Penalties if caught, severe penalties if caught dealing, up to 20 years in prison. 

10.

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...

11.

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.

12.

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 ...

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. Possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use is a misdemeanor subject to fines and the suspension of documents (passports...

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.

Canada

Canada 7.5

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...

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...