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]


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]


  1. ^ "UAE Drug Laws". BBC News. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-17.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sebastian Maisel (2009). 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.