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Belgium
Belize
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Brazil
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Canada
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Costa Rica
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Denmark
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England
Egypt
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
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Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
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Jamaica
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Monaco
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Oman
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
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Saint Kitts & Nevis
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Singapore
Sint Maarten
South Africa

Spain
Sri Lanka
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Taiwan
Tanzania
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Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela
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Virgin Islands, British
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The legality of cannabis for general or recreational use varies from country to country. Possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries as a result of the agreement about Indian hemp, also known as hashish, in the International Opium Convention (1925). However, many countries have decriminalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis; see the list below.

Some states in the US allow use of medical cannabis in state, territorial, Indian reservation, and Federal district laws, although the use is illegal by federal law. Federal agencies claim that federal law comes first.

As of 2015, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Germany, the Netherlands, some U.S. states, Native American Indian reservations, and cities as well as some territories of Australia have the least restrictive cannabis laws while China, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam have the strictest cannabis laws.

 

Which States Legalized Marijuana?

The use, possession, sale, cultivation, and transportation of cannabis is illegal under federal law in the United States. However, the federal government has articulated that if a state passes a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, they can do so, under the condition that a regulation system for cannabis is in place. Cannabis is listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the highest classification under the legislation. This means that the substance has been claimed by the U.S. federal government to have both "high abuse potential and no established medical use" (but I think we all know those are the 2 biggest lies the prohibitionists ever told).

Individual state laws do not always conform to the federal standard. State-level proposals for the rescheduling of cannabis have met with mixed success. Currently, the use of BOTH recreational and medicinal marijuana has been entirely legalized in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The cities of Portland and South Portland in Maine; as well as Keego Harbor, Michigan, have fully legalized marijuana for BOTH medical and recreational use. The District of Columbia has fully legalized recreational and medical marijuana, but recreational commercial sale is currently blocked by Congress. 12 states have both medical marijuana and decriminalization laws. 10 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico have only legalized medical marijuana. 3 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands have only decriminalized possession laws. The remaining 22 states and 2 inhabited territories state that marijuana possession and sales are illegal and prohibited entirely.

 

How to Find a Marijuana Doctor?

Studies have shown that medical marijuana can aid in reducing symptoms of terminal illnesses such as AIDS and cancer, by helping pain and nausea from chemotherapy treatment and also increasing appetite. Some doctors and researchers also believe that cannabidol can help anxiety, glaucoma, depression, arthritis, convulsions, and inflammation. Each new study that comes out finds new possible ways medicinal cannabis can help those who need it.

If you haven't been able to suppress the severe symptoms of your medical condition with traditional treatments, you might benefit from medical marijuana. If you live in an area with medical marijuana laws, the first step to getting a medicinal cannabis prescription is finding a marijuana doctor to sign your forms.

However, medical cannabis is still a controversial topic in the medical community in North America and not all doctors are on board for prescribing it as a treatment. It might be difficult to find one that will agree to write you a prescription, so it might take some time and research to find one who is willing.

In the states that have laws deeming this practice legal, there may also be medical marijuana doctors who have a specialty in seeing patients interested in obtaining treatment. Many argue that these doctors are the best ones to go to, if this treatment is what you seek. When researching doctors, look for those that are medical cannabis specialists–though before you go see one, you should already have a diagnosis and medical records from your regular doctor.

The patient card is becoming the favored form of identification for medical marijuana patients, as it is much smaller and easier to carry around than the recommendation letter. This more discreet form of ID can be shown at medicinal clinics to obtain medicine and has all the information necessary on it, including your photo and an expiration date.

To obtain a patient card from somewhere other than a clinic, you can go through the state. You will need to fill out an application in most cases and pay a fee check with your local county office to see what kind of identification is needed to fill out the application and obtain the medical marijuana card. Usually you will want to contact the local Public Health office in your county.

Here's how to find a marijuana doctor so you can take the first step to getting your prescription:

 

Get a Referral for a Medical Marijuana Doctor

If your doctor is unwilling to provide you with a prescription, you can ask him for a recommendation for someone who will. Having a referral might make the whole process much easier and your patient file can get sent over to the marijuana doctor's office, so he already has the information he needs to evaluate you for a prescription.

 

Look Online & Use Directories

Many medical marijuana websites provide you with access to a marijuana doctor in your area. Sites like ReLegalize.info, Leafly.com, WeedMaps.com, and MedicalMarijuana.com have easy-to-use directories to find an appropriate, trusted marijuana doctor in your area. You simply choose your state or province, and then your city, and a doctor who is pro-medical marijuana and licensed to prescribe the treatment near your location will come up, along with his location and contact information. Once you've found one near you, you simply have to call the office for a consultation.

 

Think Outside Traditional Doctors

If your family doctor refuses to sign your medical marijuana forms, look for doctor's offices that are more likely to participate in alternative, non-traditional treatment options. For example, look for clinics with words such as natural care, holistic, or wellness in their names. The healthcare professionals at these types of clinics are often more likely to look for and prescribe natural treatments rather than base their practice on pharmaceutical therapies.

 

Build a Relationship First

Some doctors will not take you seriously if you don't have a patient record or a firm diagnosis of a condition that is eligible for a medical marijuana card. If this is the case, it's best to build a strong patient-doctor relationship before you ask about medical cannabis. Have a few visits, get a diagnosis, try out a few traditional treatments, and then talk to him about exploring the possibility of medical cannabis as an alternative treatment.

 

Don't Give Up!

The most important step to finding a marijuana doctor is to not give up on your search. Depending on where you live, it can be relatively difficult to find a licensed doctor to sign your forms. You might get shot down by several healthcare professionals before you finally find one willing to listen to your claim and evaluate you for a medical marijuana card. However, your health is too important to give up on your search. If you believe medical cannabis can help suppress your symptoms when traditional treatments have failed, you need to keep trying until you succeed.

With new scientific trials and research being conducted on the benefits of medical marijuana every day, and new evidence being brought to light, doctors are increasingly understanding its therapeutic benefits and deciding to prescribe it as an alternative therapy. The controversy surrounding its use with decrease over time and the search for a doctor willing to prescribe it will become easier. You just need to persevere.

*Source: Medicinal Marijuana Association: How to Find a Marijuana Doctor

 

Where is Marijuana Legal?

Cannabis is decriminalized or LEGAL for either medicinal or recreational use in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Cannabis is completely ILLEGAL in the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, People's Republic of China, Comoros, Cyprus, Cuba, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos (Death Penalty!), Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

 

Albania: The law of prohibition exists but however with high availability of cannabis plants throughout the country, this law is often unenforced.

Algeria: Possession is illegal.

Bolivia: Bolivia has recently passed laws regarding set personal limit use, but has not completely legalized it.

Botswana: Cannabis (or Dagga) is illegal, but the respective laws are often unenforced.

Bulgaria: Cannabis is classified as a class A (High-risk) drug, together with Heroin, Cocaine, Amphetamines and MDMA (ecstasy). Until 2004, a loosely defined "personal dose" existed. Since 2006, after the last amendment of the Penal Code, the penalty for possession is 1 to 6 years in prison and a fine between 1,000 and 5,000 euros. For possession with an aim of distribution (drug-dealing), the sentence can range from 2 to 8 years for small amounts, to 3 to 12 years for large amounts, up to 5 to 15 years when executed by an organized criminal group. In these cases, the maximum fine to be determined together with the prison time is 50,000 euros. Growing is punishable by 2 to 5 years and a fine up to 5,000 euros. The organizer of a growers group can receive a jail sentence of 10 to 20 years and has to pay a fine of up to 100,000 euros, a participant 3 to 10 years in prison and a fine of 2,500 to 5,000 euros. Bulgarian Penal Code.

Cambodia: While technically illegal, the use of cannabis is widespread among the Khmer people and foreigners visiting the country. Marijuana can easily be purchased and smoked in public areas without the threat of arrest. Many "Happy" restaurants located in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville publicly offer food cooked with marijuana, or as a side garnish.

Columbia: Since 1994, cannabis has been legalized for possession of small amounts up to 22 grams for personal consumption. In 2016, The Supreme Court of Justice stated that someone who is caught with a greater amount than the statutory limit cannot be criminally prosecuted if it is found that the person carries the substance to satisfy their own consumption needs. It is legal to possess up to 20 plants for personal consumption.

Comoros: Cannabis was legal during the Comorian historical period between January 1975 and May 1978, when president Ali Soilih legalized cannabis consumption among other measures.

Dominica: Class B drug to cultivate, sell or possess.

Ecuador: As defined by Law 108, possession of small amounts of cannabis is decriminalized. Possession of under 10 grams is considered personal use and it is not punished.

Ethiopia: Despite being the spiritual homeland of the Rastafari movement, possession of cannabis can result in up to 6 months imprisonment.

Honduras: The possession, sale, transportation and cultivation of cannabis is illegal in Honduras.

Hong Kong: The possession, sale, transportation, cultivation of cannabis is illegal under the Dangerous Drug Ordinance. (Chapter 134 of the Law of Hong Kong)

Iran: Police won't deal with possession if less then 15 grams. If caught with more you'll get a fine of 10,000 Iranian Rials (US $1.25) for every gram.

Israel: With it being illegal, there have been attempts of legalizing recreative use of marijuana and decriminalization of up to 5 grams for adults 21 years of age. Though medical use is approved, it is a challenge to acquire a prescription and is legislated only for people with terminal / severe illnesses. Recreative use depending on amount is punishable by fine and maximum imprisonment of 3 years for simple possession. However, most cases of small amount possession end without prosecution due to 'lack of public interest'.

Laos: As of 2009, a mandatory death penalty is applied for certain cases!

Latvia: Cannabis is illegal in Latvia. Possession of larger quantities can be punished with up to 15 years in prison. Possession of quantities up to 1 gram are fined up to 280 euro, for second offences within a year period criminal charges are applied.

Lebanon: Possession is illegal. However, large amounts are grown within the country and personal use, as long as not in public is not a major issue.

Lithuania: As with all drugs, is a misdemeanour to possess a small quantity (less than 5g of herb or 0.25g of resin) and is punished by fine up to 6250 litas ($2.100), an arrest of 10-45 days, or restriction of freedom up to 2 years. Crime to possess more than a small quantity, is punished by more than 2 years of prison.

Macedonia: If one possesses a larger amount, a jail sentence of anywhere from 3 months to 5 years may be given.

Malaysia: Malaysian legislation provides for a mandatory death penalty for convicted drug traffickers. Individuals arrested in possession of 15 grams (1/2 ounce) of heroin or 200 grams (seven ounces) of marijuana are presumed by law to be trafficking in drugs.

Moldova: Simple drug use is not a crime in the Republic of Moldova, but it is an administrative offence according to Article 85 of the Administrative Offences Code passed in 2008. The illegal purchase or possession of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances in small amounts without the purpose of distribution, as well as their consumption without a medical prescription, are sanctioned with a fine of up to 3 conventional units or with community service of up to 40 hours.

New Zealand: Cultivation, possession and sale of cannabis is illegal.

North Korea: There are conflicting reports on the legal status of cannabis in North Korea. Multiple reports from defectors and tourists claim there is no law regarding the possession of cannabis (as a result, it is not classified as a drug) in North Korea or if there is, it is mostly unenforced. However, other reports claim that cannabis is definitely illegal.

Northern Mariana Islands: A bill was passed to legalize marijuana. But the governor will only allow medical cannabis to be legal.

Pakistan: The use of cannabis is prohibited in Pakistan, however the smoking of hashish in Peshawar and the northern parts of Pakistan tends to be tolerated. One may be sent to jail for up to six months if found with Charas in other parts of the country.

Paraguay: In Paraguay, Law N° 1.340 (Art. 30), Legalized Marijuana in 2013. However, similarly with Uruguay there are problems with implementing the laws and regulations.

Puerto Rico: The Governor of Puerto Rico signed a executive order to legalize cannabis for medicinal use only.

Saudi Arabia: Use and possession for personal use of any kind of recreational drugs is punishable by imprisonment if caught. Imprisonment for personal use could go up to six months jail time or more. Dealing and smuggling of high amounts of drugs usually result in harsher prison time or even execution, although recently executions are rare. Foreigners who use drugs might be deported.

Serbia: Medical usage legalized on Oct 15, 2015. Possession is punishable by a fine or by imprisonment of up to 3 years. Sale and transport are punishable by imprisonment from 3 to 12 years. Cultivation is punishable by imprisonment from 6 months to 5 years. Higher penalties for organized crime.

Slovakia: Possession or use of small amounts of Cannabis (or only 1 joint) is punishable by up to 8 years in prison. In April 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported that Robert Fico, the incoming Slovak prime minister, might push for partial legalisation of Cannabis possession, and has argued for the legalisation of possession of up to 3 doses of Cannabis for personal use.

Slovenia: There was a proposal of 2012 that would decriminalize medical cannabis, failed with not enough support. The petition for support for medical marijuana decriminalization for was re-proposed in 2013, succeeded in gaining enough public support for legal cannabis. Slovenian government instead re-classified cannabinoids from Class I to Class II illegal drugs, thus allowing medical use of cannabinoid drugs but not medical marijuana., Possession of any drug for personal use in small one-time quantities is not a criminal act in Slovenia and there by considered decriminalized. It is instead a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of 42-210 eur or up to 5 days of jail. This can be reduced further if the offender agrees into treatment. The policy is similar to the one in Portugal.

Uruguay: José Mujica has fully legalized any use of Cannabis in Uruguay; law does not specify quantity for "personal amount". As of 10 December 2013, the House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill legalizing and regulating the production and sale of the drug. But the president has postponed the implementation to 2015 and parts of the opposition claim that the new law will never be implemented. The new law says that buyers must be 18 or older, residents of Uruguay, and must register with the authorities. Authorities will grow the cannabis that can be sold legally.

Uzbekistan: Opiates, cannabis and other plants containing psychotropic substances are illegal.

 

 

How Many People Smoke Marijuana?

Afghanistan

4.3%

2010

Albania

1.8%

2006

Algeria

5.7%

2006

American Samoa

7.0%

2007

Andorra

14.6%

2008

Angola

2.1%

1999

Antigua & Barbuda

10.6%

2005

Argentina

7.2%

2006

Armenia

3.5%

2003

Australia

10.6%

2007

Austria

3.5%

2008

Azerbaijan

3.5%

2004

Bahamas

5.5%

2008

Bahrain

0.4%

 

Bangladesh

3.3%

2004

Barbados

8.3%

2006

Belarus

1.1%

2007

Belgium

5.1%

2008

Belize

8.5%

2005

Bolivia

4.3%

2007

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2.8%

2008

Brazil

2.6%

2005

Brunei Darussalam

0.02%

1996

Bulgaria

2.5%

2008

Burkina Faso

2.9%

2006

Cambodia

3.5%

2003

Canada

12.6%

2009

Cape Verde

8.1%

2004

Chad

0.9%

1995

Chile

11.3%

2014

Colombia

2.3%

2008

Comoros

2.9%

2002

Costa Rica

1.0%

2006

Croatia

5.2%

2007

Cyprus

4.4%

2009

Czech Republic

15.2%

2008

Denmark

5.5%

2008

Dominica

10.8%

2006

Dominican Republic

0.3%

2008

Ecuador

0.7%

2007

Egypt

6.2%

2006

El Salvador

0.4%

2005

England and Wales

6.6%

2010

Estonia

6.0%

2008

Ethiopia

2.6%

1999

Faroe Islands

2.2%

2007

Fiji

5.1%

2004

Finland

3.1%

2008

France

8.6%

2005

Georgia

2.7%

2009

Germany

4.8%

2009

Ghana

21.5%

1998

Gibraltar

5.2%

2008

Greece

1.7%

2004

Greenland

7.6%

2003

Grenada

10.8%

2005

Guam

18.4%

2007

Guatemala

4.8%

2005

Guyana

2.6%

2002

Haiti

1.4%

2005

Honduras

0.8%

2005

Hong Kong

0.4%

2008

Hungary

2.3%

2007

Iceland

3.4%

2007

India

3.2%

2000

Indonesia

0.4%

2008

Iran

4.2%

1999

Ireland

6.3%

2007

Isle of Man

9.4%

2007

Israel

8.9%

2008

Italy

14.6%

2008

Jamaica

9.9%

2006

Japan

0.1%

2002

Jordan

2.1%

2001

Kazakhstan

4.2%

2003

Kenya

2.1%

2007

Kuwait

3.1%

2005

Kyrgyzstan

6.4%

2001

Laos

0.9%

2008

Latvia

4.9%

2007

Lebanon

1.9%

2009

Libya

0.05%

1998

Liechtenstein

8.6%

2005

Lithuania

5.6%

2008

Luxembourg

7.6%

2003

Macau

0.7%

2003

Macedonia

0.6%

2008

Madagascar

9.1%

2004

Malaysia

1.6%

2003

Maldives

0.5%

1994

Mali

7.8%

1995

Malta

4.5%

2007

Marshall Islands

5.5%

2007

Mauritius

3.9%

2004

Mexico

1.2%

2011

Moldova

0.9%

2008

Monaco

8.9%

2007

Montenegro

0.2%

2008

Morocco

4.2%

2004

Myanmar

0.9%

2005

Namibia

3.9%

2000

Nepal

3.2%

1998

Netherlands

5.4%

2005

New Caledonia

1.9%

 

New Zealand

14.6%

2008

Nicaragua

1.1%

2006

Nigeria

14.3%

2008

Northern Ireland (UK)

7.2%

2007

Northern Mariana Islands

22.2%

2007

Norway

4.6%

2004

Oman

0.1%

1999

Pakistan

3.9%

2000

Palau

24.2%

2007

Panama

3.6%

2003

Papua New Guinea

29.5%

1995

Paraguay

1.6%

2005

Peru

0.7%

2006

Philippines

0.8%

2008

Poland

2.7%

2006

Portugal

3.3%

2007

Puerto Rico

4.9%

2005

Qatar

0.1%

1996

South Korea

0.3%

2004

Romania

0.4%

2007

Russian Federation

3.5%

2007

Saint Kitts & Nevis

11.7%

2006

Saint Lucia

9.0%

2006

Saint Vincent & Grenadines

7.1%

2006

Saudi Arabia

0.3%

2006

Scotland

8.4%

2009

Senegal

2.8%

1999

Serbia

4.1%

2006

Sierra Leone

16.1%

1996

Singapore

0.004%

2004

Slovakia

6.9%

2006

Slovenia

4.1%

2007

Somalia

2.5%

2002

South Africa

4.3%

2008

Spain

10.6%

2010

Sri Lanka

1.5%

2000

Suriname

4.3%

2007

Sweden

1.2%

2008

Switzerland

3.4%

2008

Syria

2%

2002

Taiwan

0.3%

2005

Tajikistan

3.4%

1998

Tanzania

0.2%

1999

Thailand

1.2%

2007

Togo

1.0%

2009

Trinidad and Tobago

4.7%

2006

Turkey

1.9%

2003

Turks and Caicos Islands

5.4%

2002

Uganda

1.4%

 

Ukraine

2.5%

2007

United Arab Emirates

5.4%

2006

Uruguay

6.0%

2006

United States

13.7%

2009

Uzbekistan

4.2%

2003

Vanuatu

0.1%

1997

Venezuela

0.9%

2005

Viet Nam

0.3%

2002

Zambia

9.5%

2004

Zimbabwe

6.9%

2000

 

 

 

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