Cannabis in the United Arab Emirates

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Cannabis in the United Arab Emirates is illegal. Even the smallest amounts of the drug can lead to a mandatory four-year prison sentence.[1]

Economy[edit]

The UAE is not a significant cannabis producer or consumer, but is a major transshipment point for cannabis from Pakistan and Afghanistan, due to its free ports and heterogeneous population.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UAE Drug Laws". BBC News. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  2. ^ Sebastian Maisel. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Arab States. Greenwood Press. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-0-313-34442-8.